Arizona Telephone and Telegraph Company
Arizona Telephone and Telegraph Company
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Beautifully engraved antique stock certificate from the Arizona Telephone and Telegraph Company dating back to the 1910's. This document, which is signed by the company President and Secretary, was printed by the Western Bank Note Company, and measures approximately 12 1/4" (w) by 8" (h).
This certificate's stunning vignette features an array of telephone industry scenes. At the center there is a pole worker. That is flanked by a man and woman speaking on turn of the century telephones. At the bottom, a row of female operators answers calls under the watchful eye of a supervisor. Fantastic piece of scripophily.
You will receive the exact certificate pictured.
The first service of any real extent in Arizona were built around 1900 by the Sunset Telephone and Telegraph Company, a Bell Company of California. They built exchanges at Phoenix, Tucson, Prescott and some of the smaller adjacent towns, connecting them by long distance lines in which redwood poles of excellent quality were used.
This company later sold its lines in the state to a local company who slowly built more lines and exchanges and purchased a few others. This company in 1911 became the Arizona Telephone and Telegraph Company, and operated over the largest territory of any company in the State. They had exchanges at Nogales, Tucson, Clinton, Safford, Globe, Florence, Yuma, Mesa, Tempe, Phoenix, Buckeye, Glendale, Prescott, Humboldt and Jerome. All of these exchanges were presumed to be connected by long distance lines, but many of these were entirely out of order, giving little or no service at all.
In 1912, the Arizona Telephone and Telegraph Company was acquired by the Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company.
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All of our pieces are original - we do not sell reproductions. If you ever find out that one of our pieces is not authentic, you may return it for a full refund of the purchase price and any associated shipping charges.
Are the certificates offered on your site genuine or reproductions?All of the certificates you see on our site are genuine pieces, we do not sell any reproductions.
Are the certificates you sell negotiable on any of today's stock markets or indexes?
No. All of the pieces we sell are either canceled or obsolete and have collectible value only.
Are the images presented in your product listings of the exact piece I will receive?
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Can I return my purchase?
Absolutely. You may return any merchandise, for any reason, within 30 days of the purchase date for a full refund of the purchase price.
We guarantee all of our pieces to be authentic. If you ever determine that a piece is not authentic, it may be returned for a full refund of the purchase price as well as any associated shipping charges.
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We ship the majority of orders via the USPS, with domestic orders using the Ground Advantage service.
Shipping is calculated during checkout. Upgraded services such as Priority and Express Mail, as well as UPS and DHL options, are also available.
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