Share Certificate from F. W. Woolworth

Contributed by Robert Pool

Share Certificate from F. W. Woolworth

An original share certificate from the F. W. Woolworth & Co Limited. It was one of the original American five-and-dime stores. The first Woolworth store was founded in 1879 by Frank Winfield Woolworth. Despite growing to be one of the largest retail chains in the world through most of the 20th century, increased competition led to its decline beginning in the 1980s. The chain went out of business in January 2009, when the company decided to focus on the Foot Locker division and renamed itself Venator Group. By 2001, the company focused exclusively on the sporting goods market, changing its name to the present Foot Locker Inc. Woolworths Group plc originally was the British unit of F.W. Woolworths, but operated independently as a separate company from 1982. On November 26, 2008 Woolworths Group plc announced that they were in too much debt to maintain their outgoing payments. The remaining British Woolworths stores closed by January 6, 2009, with the loss of almost 30,000 jobs. Property of Robert Pool

Comments are closed for this object

Comments

  • 1 comment
  • 1. At 23:05 on 12 February 2011, Dianne Shinpaugh wrote:

    I have FOUR F.W. Woolworth Corporation stock certicicates totaling 68 shares of stock. Does anyone have any idea as to the value of these and where would I begin to research them? Please contact me at my email address [Personal details removed by Moderator] thank you!

    Complain about this comment

Most of the content on A History of the World is created by the contributors, who are the museums and members of the public. The views expressed are theirs and unless specifically stated are not those of the BBC or the British Museum. The BBC is not responsible for the content of any external sites referenced. In the event that you consider anything on this page to be in breach of the site’s House Rules please Flag This Object.

About this object

Click a button to explore other objects in the timeline

Location

Glasgow

Culture
Period

1954

Theme
Size
Colour
Material

View more objects from people in Glasgow and West of Scotland.

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.