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

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

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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, instead of making customers carry their products in their hands.
4. Piggly Wiggly was also among the first to develop a loyalty card discount membership program, similar to many other national merchants today.
5. To offer ample parking space for their customers.

Imagine hanging this antique 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.

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Monte Swain
Another wonderful purchase experience!

Received another delivery of beautiful historic certificates from the lovely Travis and Kids. I love every interaction I have with this family business. Great products and prices, plus a personal touch. Bravo!

Hello Monte! We're all smiles with your 5-stars, thank you! Your kind words about the historic certificates and appreciation for our personal touch has our hearts brimming with joy. We are thrilled you're enjoying your antique adventures with us and look forward to many more. Keep cherishing those snippets of history, Monte!