Massachusetts Power and Light Associates

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Beautifully engraved SPECIMEN certificate from the Massachusetts Power and Light Associates. This historic document was printed by the Security Banknote Company in 1931 and has an ornate border around it with a vignette of an allegorical woman holding a light bulb with power plants and oil storage tanks on here side. This item has the printed signatures of the Company's President and Treasurer and is over 71 years old. is a name you can TRUST!
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The company merged into the New England Electric System in 1947. The New England Electric System is now part of the National Grid Group.
About Specimen Stock and Bond Certificates Specimen Certificates are actual certificates that have never been issued. They were usually kept by the printers in their permanent archives as their only example of a particular certificate. Sometimes you will see a hand stamp on the certificate that says "Do not remove from file". Specimens were also used to show prospective clients different types of certificate designs that were available. Specimen certificates are usually much scarcer than issued certificates. In fact, many times they are the only way to get a certificate for a particular company because the issued certificates were redeemed and destroyed. In a few instances, Specimen certificates we made for a company but were never used because a different design was chosen by the company. These certificates are normally stamped "Specimen" or they have small holes spelling the word specimen. Most of the time they don't have a serial number, or they have a serial number of 00000. This is an exciting sector of the hobby that grown in popularity and realized nice appreciation in value over the past several years.