Tobacco Products Corporation


SKU: 2295ru
Product Details

Beautifully engraved antique stock certificate from the Tobacco Products Corporation dating back to the 1920's. This document, which is signed by the company Vice President and Assistant Secretary, was printed by Quayle & Son and measures approximately 12" (w) by 8" (h).

The certificate's vignette features a a pair of workers in a tobacco field. 


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.

    Historical Context

    In 1912, George Whelan put his United Cigar Stores company under a new holding company, Tobacco Products Corporation, and immediately started buying small tobacco independents.

    In 1919, the company picked up a then-tiny Philip Morris & Company, Ltd. Inc, adding PM's brands Cambridge, Oxford Blues, English Ovals, Players, and Marlboro.

    In 1929, Tobacco Products Corporation crashed shortly before the market; Philip Morris was then picked up by Rube Ellis, who called in Leonard McKitterick to help run it.