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King's Department Stores, Inc.

$8.00

SKU: 2413pu
Product Details

Beautifully engraved antique stock certificate from King's Department Stores, Inc. dating back to the 1960's and 1970's. This document, which carries the printed signatures of the company Chairman of the Board, President and Secretary, was printed by the American Bank Note Company, and measures approximately 12" (w) by 8" (h).

 

The vignette features a female figure reclining on a globe with a city skyline in the background.

You will receive the exact certificate pictured.

    Historical Context

    King’s was founded by Ollie Cohen in Brockton, Massachusetts in 1956. Over twenty-year span, the chain grew to about 125 stores, acquiring Mammoth Mart and Barkers along the way.

    In the late 1970's, the chain was sold to KDT Industries. In 1982, King's declared bankruptcy and began closing poorly performing stores. In 1984, King's went out of business for good, with the chains' remaining stores and property being sold to Ames (who later went under themselves).