United Printers and Publishers Incorporated (Greeting Cards)


SKU: 3272
Product Details

Nicely engraved antique stock certificate from United Printers and Publishers Incorporated dating back to the 1930's and 1940's. This document, which carries the printed signatures of the company President and Secretary, was printed by the Central Bank Note Company and measures approximately 11 1/2" (w) by 8" (h).

The vignette features an allegorical female figure flanked by books and a city harbor scene.


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

    United Printers and Publishers Incorporated was originally incorporated in Delaware in 1929.

    The company's eventually became part of Rust Craft Greeting Cards in 1962. Many of the “firsts” in the greeting card industry belong to Rust Craft, including Anniversary and Graduation cards. They also developed a stock control system that many publishers would come to use.

    Rust Craft was purchased by American Greetings in 1980.