VIRGINIA. 100 Common Shares of $1, specimen. green, black. Vignette of lovely lady. Philip Morris opened his tobacco and cigar shop on London's Bond Street in 1847. The business prospered, and in 1901 was appointed tobacconist to King Edward VII. With this fame it started selling cigarettes to the U.S.A. By 1919 Philip Morris had been taken over by American stockholders, and in 1929 the American part of the company became the manufacturer. It bought a factory in Richmond VA, and began to produce its own cigarettes. After steady expansion in the 1930s & 1940s, 1954 saw the introduction of the phenomenonally successful Marlboro brand. In 1970 the company moved into beer, acquiring Miller, and later into soft drinks, with Seven-Up. Today part of the Altria Group.
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