Beautifully engraved antique stock certificate from Calixto Lopez & Co. dating back to the early 1900's. This document, which is signed by the company President and Treasurer, was a printed by Stewart, Warren & Company, and measures approximately 11" (w) by 8 1/4" (h).
This certificate's great vignette features an allegorical female with a shield and sword. Low serial number (2).
You will receive the exact certificate pictured.
The Calixto Lopez Cigar Factory opened in Cuba during the 19th century. Their cigars were considered some of Cuba's best and in 1904 won the Grand Prize at the St. Louis World's Fair as the world's finest Havana cigar. Calixto Lopez's talents as a cigar maker were recognized by the Cuban government when it named one of the best tobacco growing areas in Pinar Del Rio for Calixto Lopez.
Calixto Lopez cigars were hand made using traditional cigar making techniques. A Calixto Lopez cigar was known to be medium to full bodied and had smooth notes of leather, vanilla cream, floral flavors, sweet tobacco, cocoa breezes and white chocolate notes.
It was hand made with Cuban-seed fillers from Nicaragua, with the Ligero from Esteli, the Seco from the Jalapa Valley and the Viso from the volcanic island of Ometepe. It was all bound together with a virgin Sumatra leaf from Ecuador and enveloped in a 5-year aged black Cuban-seed Maduro leaf from Nicaragua.