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Rare 1926 Piggly Wiggly Stock Certificate, First Self Service Grocery Store!

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Rare 1926 Piggly Wiggly Stock Certificate, First Self-Service Grocery Store!, Keene, New Hampshire

14 1/4" x 10 1/2" ~

This is a classic and a big bold stock like you would expect from an American Revolutionary Icon like Piggly Wiggly whose first store was opened in 1916 in Memphis Tennessee.

The many things they did to innovate our lives forever include:
1. They were the first to provide checkout stands and let customer shop without the clerk grabbing the goods.
2. To clearly price mark every item in the store.
3. Provided shopping carts for customers, starting in 1937 in Oklahoma.
4. Piggly Wiggly was also among the first to develop a loyalty card discount membership program similar to many other national merchants today.

My pictures seriously can't do it justice!

Imagine hanging this vintage historic collectible on your wall as home decor in any room! Stock certificates are another thing that is limited in supply and once they are gone all into museums and collections they will be hard to get. They are such historic documents with so much history behind them. The first stock certificate was issued in 1606 by the Dutch East India Company. 407 years of history later the Walt Disney Company issued one of the last paper stock certificates from a major corporation in 2013.

These had to be done on heavy paper stock, almost like a dollar bill but stiffer and more durable, which makes them stay vibrant and new looking for a long time. The other very unique thing about stock certificates is they have all kinds of interesting signatures and you honestly never know whom you will find. Almost all stocks are signed by the company President and Secretary. Some collectors research the other signatures and historic significance and it adds so much provenance and value to an already valuable item. I have never done this as I can barely read my own signature let alone one from over 100 years ago and with the time it would take to do thousands of certificates my mother and I decided years ago not to bother.

This item has reached full antique status.
Every product is unique, just like you. If you're looking for a product that fits the mold of your life, the Rare 1926 Piggly Wiggly Stock Certificate, First Self Service Grocery Store! is for you.

Inventory Last Updated: Dec 01, 2022