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new Philip Morris Inc. - Tobacco Specimen Stock Certificate - Now Part of Altria Group

Inv# SE3647   Specimen Stock
New Item!
State(s): New York
Color: Dark Brown

Specimen Stock printed by Security-Columbian Banknote Company. Philip Morris USA is the American tobacco division of the American tobacco corporation Altria Group. It has been the leading cigarette manufacturer in the U.S. since the late 20th century. It was incorporated in New York City in 1902 as Philip Morris & Co. Ltd. In 1919 George J. Whelan, along with fellow shareholders Reuben M. Ellis and Leonard B. McKitterick, acquired the American division of the company and created Philip Morris & Co. Ltd., Inc. In the 1950s it introduced innovations such as the flip-top box and filters for cigarettes. In 1972 it became the leading cigarette manufacturer in the United States in terms of sales, a position it continued to hold. Today its major brands include Marlboro, Virginia Slims, Benson & Hedges, Merit, Parliament, and others. In March 2008, Philip Morris International was split from Philip Morris USA. Read more at

Condition: Excellent

Stock and Bond Specimens are made and usually retained by a printer as a record of the contract with a client, generally with manuscript contract notes such as the quantity printed. Specimens are sometimes produced for use by the printing company's sales team as examples of the firms products. These are usually marked "Specimen" and have no serial numbers.

Item ordered may not be exact piece shown. All original and authentic.