THE, MANUAL OF STATISTICS STOCK EXCHANGE HAND-BOOK THE NEW 1920 EDITION PROCTER A GAMBLE CO., (THE) Incorporated in Ohio May 5, 1905, succeeding a New Jersey corporation, of the same name, organized January 12, 1899, which acquired the soap, candle and glycerine business of the firm Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati, O. In 1910, purchased the soap manufacturing plant of D. S. Brown & Co., New York City- Controls the Buckeye Cotton Oil Co.; the TRANSFER OFFICE, Company's office, Cincinnati, O. REGISTRAR OF STOCK, Central Trust & Safe Deposit Co., Cincinnati, O. OFFICERS--William Cooper Procter, President; J. N. Gamble, Vice-President; J. J. Burchenal, Vice-President; W. E. McCaw, Vice-President; H. G. French, Vice-President; A. E. Anderson, Vice-President; R. F. Rogan, Secretary; Geo. S. Woodward, Treasurer, Cincinnati, O. DIRECTORS--W. C. Procter, J. N. Gamble, William S. Rowe, W. E. McCaw, A. E. Anderson, H. G. French, F. Steingrube, J. J. Burchenal, Cincinnati, O.; D. B. Gamble. Pasadena, Cal.; William Procter, C. L. Fink, New York; F. M. Sells, Kansas City, Kan. MAIN OFFICE AND CORPORATE OFFICE--Sixth and Main Sts., Cincinnati. O. ANNUAL MEETING, second Wednesday in October at Cincinnati, O. LISTED, Cincinnati Stock Exchange.
About Specimen 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 were 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 has grown in popularity over the past several years.