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West Indes Sugar Corporation

$7.00

SKU: 5485
Product Details

Nicely engraved antique stock certificate from the West Indes Sugar Corporation dating back to the 1950's. This document, which carries the printed signatures of the company President and Secretary/Treasurer, was printed by the E. A. Wright Bank Note Company, and measures approximately 12" (w) by 8" (h).

 

This certificate features a great vignette of two female figures flanking some sugar cane.

You will receive the exact certificate pictured.

    Historical Context

    The West Indes Sugar Corporation was American corporation that operated sugar plants in the Dominican Republic and Cuba. The company was incorporated in Delaware and was established in 1932.

    The company proceeded to absorb a number of smaller plants in Cuba in 1942 and became the largest sugar concern in the country. The company was seized by Castro's government in 1959. Up until the time of seizure, one of the company's biggest share holders was the Bush family (with George Herbert Walker serving on the board and George Herbert Walker, Jr. managing the company's interests.)

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