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In 1912, George Whelan put his United Cigar Stores company under a new holding company, Tobacco Products Corporation, and immediately started buying small tobacco independents.

In 1919, the company picked up a then-tiny Philip Morris & Company, Ltd. Inc, adding PM's brands Cambridge, Oxford Blues, English Ovals, Players, and Marlboro.

In 1929, Tobacco Products Corporation crashed shortly before the market; Philip Morris was then picked up by Rube Ellis, who called in Leonard McKitterick to help run it.

Certificate Details:

Class A Stock, issued in the 1920s

Printed by the American Bank Note Company

8 (h) x 12 (w)

This certificate has vertical fold lines, punch hole cancels in signature areas and body, edge faults and toning from age.

Availability: Usually ships the next business day

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