Beautifully engraved SPECIMEN certificate from the Shares in the South, Inc. This historic document was printed by the Columbian Banknote Company in 1928 and has an ornate border around it with a vignette of an allegorical woman infront of a city skyline. This item has the printed signatures of the Company's Vice President and Secretary.
This was an investment trust that invested primarily in southern companies. Unfortunately, they never made it through the depression and went gonzo in 1933.