Beautifully engraved certificate from the Kreuger & Toll Company issued in 1930. This historic document was printed by the American Bank Note Company and has an ornate border around it with a vignette of an allegorical woman flying on a wheel with wings while holding a torch. This item is hand signed by the Company's Treasurer and is over 75 years old.
Ivar Kreuger, a Swede, was the famous "match king" who acquired monopolies to sell matches in various countries around the world. He controlled various operating companies through a pyramid-based holding company. When the pyramid tottered at the start of the Great Depression, Kreuger took his life.