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Liggett Group Inc.

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SKU: 2299
Product Details

Beautifully engraved antique stock certificate from the Liggett Group Inc. dating back to the 1970'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).

 

The vignette features a pair of allegorical figures with laboratory equipment flanking the company logo.

You will receive the exact certificate pictured.

Historical Context

Some of the highlights of Ligget's 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