Liggett & Myers Tobacco Company
Beautifully engraved antique stock certificate from the Liggett & Myers Tobacco Company dating back to the 1950's and 1960's. This document, which contains the printed signatures of the company President and Treasurer, was a printed by the American Bank Note Company, and measures approximately 12" (w) by 8" (h).
This certificate's great vignette features a topless female with an eagle and a staff, next to a tobacco plant.
You will receive the exact certificate pictured.
Some of the highlights of Liggett & Myers illustrious history are as follows:
1822 - J.E. Liggett's grandfather opens snuff shop in Belleville, Illinois
1869 - First blended cigarettes created, using a mixture of Turkish and Virginia tobaccos
1873 - Liggett forms partnership with George S. Myers and new company is incorporated as Liggett & Myers Company
1876 - Liggett & Myers introduces L&M plug chewing tobacco
1880’s - Liggett & Myers enters cigarette business
1899 - Liggett & Myers acquired by American Tobacco Company, controlled by James B. Duke
1911 - U.S. Court of Appeals issues Dissolution Decree to The American Tobacco Company and Liggett & Myers Tobacco Company is reborn
1916 - Chesterfield becomes first cigarette to add a moisture-proof, overall cover to the paper and foil pack
1921 - Cigarettes become most-used form of tobacco
1952 - Chesterfield becomes first cigarette offered in two sizes: King and Regular
1968 - Company changes its name to Liggett & Myers, Incorporated
1970 - Eve brand is launched in regular and menthol
1976 - Name changes to Liggett Group Inc. with Liggett & Myers Tobacco Company as a division
1980 - Liggett Group Inc. acquired by Grand Metropolitan PLC<
1981 - Liggett introduces generic cigarette concept
1983 - Liggett Group Inc. name changes to GrandMet USA and tobacco company is officially named Liggett Group Inc.
1999 - Liggett sells L&M, Lark & Chesterfield brands to Philip Morris