Emery Air Freight Corporation


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Product Details


Beautifully engraved antique stock certificate from the Emery Air Freight Corporation dating back to the 1970's. This document, which carries the printed signatures of the company President and Vice President, was a printed by the American Bank Note Company, and measures approximately 12" (w) by 8" (h).


This certificate's vignette features a pair of allegorical male figures holding a plane atop the Emery logo.


You will receive the exact certificate pictured.

Historical Context

Emery started in 1946 and was the first freight forwarder to receive a carrier certificate from the United States Government. For 40 years, Emery was the largest freight forwarder/integrated air carrier in the US.

In 1987, Wilton, CT-based Emery acquired Purolator Courier, Inc., a leading provider of logistics services between the U.S. and Canada. In 1989, Emery was acquired by Consolidated Freightways, Inc. which gained U.S. rights to the Purolator name. In 2011 Purolator was renamed Purolator International.

Emery had its planes grounded on August 13, 2001, due to poor aircraft fleet maintenance. It officially ceased operating on December 5, 2001, and all of Emery's cargo operations were subcontracted to other airlines.

Emery's successor company, Menlo Worldwide Forwarding, was acquired by UPS at the end of 2004.