Beautifully engraved antique bond certificate from the New England Telephone and Telegraph Company dating back to the 1970's. This document, which carries the printed signatures of the company President and Treasurer, was printed by the Federated Bank Note Company, and measures approximately 12" (w) by 8" (h).
The certificate's vignette features a female figure on an old rotary phone.
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.
The New England Telephone and Telegraph Company was incorporated in the New York in 1883 as a consolidation of the Bay State Telephone Company, the Boston & Northern Telephone Company, the Granite State Telephone Company, the National Bell Telephone Company of Maine, the Suburban Telephone Company, the Pioneer Telephone Company, the Cheshire Telephone Company, and the Telephone Despatch Company of Boston. It later gained a controlling interest in smaller regional companies in New England including the Southern Massachusetts Telephone Company (1899) and the Providence Telephone Company (1912). The smaller companies were subsequently absorbed by NET&T.
Its slogan and jingle was "We're the one for you, New England. New England Telephone."
The company eventually merged with New York Telephone to become NYNEX (one of the original 7 Baby Bells). NYNEX later became part of Bell Atlantic, before it became today’s incarnation – Verizon.
All of our pieces are original - we do not sell reproductions. If you ever find out that one of our pieces is not authentic, you may return it for a full refund of the purchase price and any associated shipping charges.