Extremely Rare Original Works Publishing Stock Certificate

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Extremely Rare Original Works Publishing Stock Certificate


This is an Extremely Rare Works Publishing Stock Certificate. There are only 2 other originals known that still exist! 

Works Publishing, Inc. was formed by Bill Wilson and Hank Parkhurst as a way to publish the 1st Printing of the book Alcoholics Anonymous. At the time AA did not have the money to finance the book and developed the idea to sell shares of Works Publishing, Inc. as a way to raise the finances needed for the book. These stock certificates were actually issued to investors over a year after the publication of the book. All shareholders sold their shares back to AA in 1942 to ensure that AA held complete ownership of the book. This is documented on the back of the stock certificate. Also to void this stock certificate, the word "Cancel" was written in red ink across the front.

This certificate was issued to Robert A. Furlong for one share of Works Publishing, Inc. with a par value of $25.

This certificate is in very good condition. There is a small tear at the top corner where there was once a staple. There is no other damage to this document.

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