Beautiful uncancelled certificate from the Russian Tobacco Company issued in 1915. This historic document was printed by Waterlow & Sons and has an ornate border around it with a vignette of an allegorical woman. This item has the signatures of the Company's Director and Registrar and is over 92 years old. The certificate is written in French, English and Russian.
The Russian Tobacco Company was set up by a group of Russian Bankers as a free standing company during the period of the Russian Czar. The company merged together 11 different Russian Tobacco processing facilities. Shares of the company were sold in Russia, France and England. The Russian Tobacco Company Ltd. was registered in London and had amongst its backers a number of Russian and foreign banks.