Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Combined Shows, Inc. - Stock CertificateInv# GS1571
Red or Green
Fully Issued Stock printed by American Bank Note Company. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus was started when the circus created by James Anthony Bailey and P. T. Barnum, was merged with the Ringling Brothers Circus. The Ringling brothers purchased the Barnum & Bailey Circus in 1907, but ran the circuses separately until they were finally merged in 1919. Around the time of this stock certificate in 1967, Irvin and Israel Feld and Roy M. Hofheinz bought the circus from John Ringling North. Later in 1971 it was sold to Mattel. Then back to Irvin Feld from Mattel in 1982. This is the most colorful stock ever issued. Very rare to see them Fully Issued anymore. Please specify color.
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