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Premium Register Company, Incorporated


SKU: 6527
Product Details

Intricately engraved antique stock certificate from the Premium Register Company, Incorporated dating back to the early 1900's. This piece, which is signed by the company President and Treasurer/Secretary, was printed by Goes, and measures approximately 11" (w) by 8 1/4" (h).


The certificate's vignette features a stately eagle on a dome. There is also an undeprint of Allegorical Liberty at the bottom center.

You will receive the exact certificate pictured.

    Historical Context

    The Premium Register Company was incorporated in Virginia, and was based in Richmond.

    The company manufactured a device that attached to early cash registers. When the sales attendant pushed the keys on the register to ring up a sale, the Premium Register device - which was attached to the top of the register - would revolve and display an attractive advertising message.

    It was one of the earliest Point-of-Sale advertising methods, but the device never really took off - despite a test program with some National Cash Register models.