Issuer: Ringling Brothers–Barnum & Bailey Combined Shows, Inc. Certificate type: common stock. Stamped “SPECIMEN” in red two times on the back of the certificate. Issued/cancelled code: uu (ic=issued/cancelled, iu=issued/uncancelled, uc=unissued/cancelled and uu=unissued/cancelled) specimen. Incorporation of issuer: Delaware. Printer: American Bank Note Company. Dimensions: 8″ x 12″. About Color Certificates: Since the first stock certificate was issued with a vignette, stock certificates have looked pretty much the same. Originally they had a black border with a black and white image. As time progressed, a few certificates appeared bearing color in some form. Initially one color images (mainly red) appeared and eventually multi-color images appeared. Commentators on the subject generally blame high cost as the reason to avoid color when designing a certificate. Color may be used when the financial officer in charge has a particular interest in the certificates, when the firm has a lot of color associations, or when when marketing to the public was of a particular concern. In any event, certificates bearing colorful are hard to find, and building a collectionof these items will not a be a rapid process. The scanner clips images larger than a standard size sheet of stationery. Be assured that all certificates are complete and undamaged. Certificates are guaranteed original. The item “Ringling Bros-Barnum & Bailey Combined Shows specimen Color Stock Certificate” is in sale since Thursday, September 27, 2018. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Stocks & Bonds, Scripophily\Other Scripophily”. The seller is “scripophile” and is located in Hoboken, New Jersey. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated