General Foods Corporation


SKU: 2251
Product Details

Nicely engraved antique stock certificate from the General Foods Corporation dating back to the 1960's. This document, which contains the printed signatures of a company President and Secretary, was printed by the American Bank Note Company, and measures approximately 12" (w) by 8" (h).


This certificate's vignette features a pair of allegorical female figures flanking the General Foods initials. They are surrounded by a number of items, including an anvil, gears and grains.

The images presented are representative of the piece(s) you will receive. When representative images are presented for one of our offerings, you will receive a certificate in similar condition as the one pictured; however dating, denomination, certificate number and issuance details may vary.

    Historical Context

    General Foods was responsible for introducing or mass distributing such famous products as:

    • Maxwell House Coffee (1947)
    • Kool-Aid (1953)
    • Tang (1959)
    • Maxim (1964; the first freeze-dried coffee)

    Over time, General Foods also acquired such household names as Gevalia Coffee and Oscar Mayer & Company, before being acquired by Philip Morris in 1985.