Nicely engraved antique stock certificate from Peter Paul, Inc. dating back to the 1940's. This document, which carries the printed signatures of the company President and Secretary, was printed by the Security Bank Note Company, and measures approximately 11 3/4" (w) by 8" (h).
This certificate's vignette features an allegorical female figure holding a palm branch and a wreath.
You will receive the exact certificate pictured.
The Peter Paul Manufacturing Company was founded by Peter Paul Halajian in 1919 in New Haven, Connecticut. The company grew out of two of Halajian’s Peter Paul Snack Shoppes, located in Torrington and Naugatuck. The company’s first product was called "Konabar" and was a blend of coconut, fruits, nuts and chocolate. All products were made at night when air was coolest and sold fresh, door-to-door the following day. In 1920 the Mounds candy bar, sweetened coconut enrobed in dark chocolate, was introduced.
In 1922, the company built a manufacturing plant in Naugatuck, Connecticut.
During World War II Peter Paul was faced with severe shortages of sugar and coconut which had been shipped from the Philippines before war broke out. Rather than sacrifice quality, the company discontinued some of its lesser selling brands and concentrated production on the Mounds candy bar. Over the years Peter Paul added several products to its line, including Almond Joy candy bar and York Peppermint Pattie (via a purchase of the York Cone Company in 1972).
Cadbury and Peter Paul merged in 1978, and Hershey Foods purchased the company's U.S. operations in 1988.