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Woolworth Corp Production Proof Stock Certificate - Rare - 1989

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Product Code: OD107

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This rare Woolworth Corporation Stock Certificate production proof from the American Bank Note Company includes the general stock certificate layout with notes indicating changes and alterations and the plastic overlay of the legal language. Photo 1 is the final mock-up. Photo 2 includes the clear plastic overlay with the legal language. Photo 3 is the initial layout with notes. All three layers are attached on hardboard with a transparency for each editing layer. The last photo is the back of the hardboard and is dated and initialed. Finger print smudges can be seen. Vignette features founder, Frank Winfield Woolworth.

The Woolworth production piece is rare and a true one-of-one. These proofs rarely make it into the public.

Dated 1989; American Bank Note Company

Woolworth's was the original American five and dime store started in 1878. It would become one the most successful retail stores in the U.S. and the face of American retail. There growth would also lead to their downfall unable to compete with the likes of Walmart. In 1997 they were replaced by Walmart in the Dow Jones. In 2001, after selling off and closing most of their retail locations, they changed their name to Foot Locker, Inc. which they started in 1974.

Added to the Dow Jones Industrial Average August 31, 1925.

Stock Certificate Production Proofs / Mock-ups are the design and legal blue print for the stock certificate issue. Proofs were used by the banknote company that printed the stock certificates and executives at the company for review and editing. These proofs helped to design the layout and art on the stock certificate and to assure that all the legal language and design elements were included. Many of these are several pages with clear plastic transparency sheets to allow for notes and directions on subsequent layers. Proofs sometimes have the vignettes and photos taped in place and may even have the original photos included separately. Stock Certificate Mock-ups were always a work in progress so they were handled often and show the wear and tear of the process. These are always truly one-of-ones making each exceedingly rare and don't often make it to the public.