Beautifully engraved SPECIMEN certificate from the New Brunswick Telephone Company . This historic document was printed by the British American Banknote Company and has an
ornate border around it. This item has the printed signature of the Company's President.
Aliant Inc. is a multi-faceted communications company, is an acknowledged leader in the provision of a wide variety of traditional and innovative communications services, focused primarily on its home market of Atlantic Canada. From its offices in New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, Aliant offers a full range of services, including local and long-distance telephone, wireless, Internet, e-commerce, interactive multimedia, data and managed network services to more than two million consumers and over 80,000 enterprises. Aliant complements its industry-leading telecommunications business with strengths in advanced systems and technology solutions and also knowledge-services applications. Aliant is a TSX 100 company with a market capitalization of approximately $4 billion.
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.
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