This item is an extremely rare American Bank Note Company final proof for a Boise Cascade Office Products Corporation stock certificate.
This final proof was used during the American Bank Note pre-production process. The proof was subsequently circulated amongst American Bank Note Company officials and the executives of the customer (in this case Boise Cascade Office Products) for final approval. Once the approval process was completed, the mass production of the certificate occurred for distribution to eventual shareholders. This unique item offers a glimpse into the bank note approval and printing process.
Item Contents and Presentation:
Final proof (1 piece), printed on cardboard stock, presented in an American Bank Note presentation folder. The proof measures 8" (h) by 12" (w). The folder measures 8 3/4" (h) by 12 1/4" (w).
The working proof (pictured above) is clean with no markings. The back is adhered to the blue presentation folder.
The proof is housed in a American Bank Note presentation folder:
The inside cover is clean with no markings.
Boise Cascade Corporation
, was established in 1957 as the result of the merger between Boise-Payette Lumber Company of Boise and the Cascade Lumber Company of Yakima, Washington.
Boise-Payette was established in 1913 from a merger of the Payette Lumber & Manufacturing Company and Barber Lumber, a Wisconsin company with operations in the Boise Basin. Payette Lumber, a Minnesota firm, acquired 33,000 acres of state timber in Idaho's Long Valley near present-day Cascade in 1902. To control the passage of logs downstream, the company built a large splash dam below Smith's Ferry on the North Fork of the Payette River. Logs were sent downstream to sawmills in the town of Payette.
In the 1960s, Boise Cascade acquired a majority interest in the Cuban Electric Company, the primary electric utility in pre-Castro Cuba.
In November 2004, the corporation completed its sale of its paper, building products, and timberland assets to Madison Dearborn, a private equity investment firm. Boise Cascade Corporation then renamed itself OfficeMax, which it had acquired in 2003.
- from: www.wikipedia.org
Boise Cascade Office Products Corporation Specimen
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