Beautifully engraved Specimen certificate from the Newalta Corporation
. This historic document was printed by B.A. Banknote and has an
ornate border around it with a vignette of an allegorical woman sitting in front of an oil field. This item has printed signatures by the Company's President.
Newalta Income Fund is an open-ended trust that maximizes the inherent value in certain
industrial wastes through recovery of saleable products and recycling, rather than
disposal. Through an integrated network of 40 state-of-the-art facilities, Newalta delivers
world-class solutions to a broad customer base of national and international
corporations, in a range of industries, including the automotive, forestry, pulp and paper,
manufacturing, mining, oil and gas, petrochemical, and transportation services
industries. With a strong track record of profitable growth and environmental
stewardship, Newalta is focused on leveraging its proven competencies in new service
sectors and geographic markets from coast to coast.
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.