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Gift idea: piece of land in all 50 states in U.S.

Gift idea: Piece of land in all 50 states in U.S.

Attention Realtors: Want an unusual holiday gift that even Donald Trump would have a difficult time topping?

How about giving someone a piece of real estate from every state in the continental USA?

Not only is it possible thanks to a company named American Acres Marketing Corporation, but it's affordable. You can spend as little as $10 or as much as $49.95, depending on how elaborate a deed presentation you'd like.

The innovative gift idea of offering legal land deeds of ownership to an inch of property in every state is the brain-child of American Acres President Scott Moger. His New York-based company owns an acre of land in all 50 states.

One aspect of "Deeds to the United States" that real estate professionals are certain to appreciate is that their gift represents a totally passive investment. Owners can visit their "holdings," but they cannot ever live on, build on, farm on, enclose or "develop" their property, and, best of all, American.

Acres Marketing is responsible for all expenses even after the inches of real estate are sold.

The Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Law have approved the "Deeds to the United States" as gift items, so while the individual owners will never be able to sell their 50 inches for profit, they will always be able to claim that they own a piece of America.

Profits from some selected mail-order go directly to the Christopher Columbus Quincentenary Commission, so deed owners can also boast for hosting the 1992 celebration of the 500th anniversary of the discovery of America.

Each "Deed of the United States" costs $10 and is individually numbered and registered in the owner's name. The Deed comes with an eight-page booklet describing the exact location of the land and facts about the states. (The Deeds are also available with the owner's name prominently embossed on the face of the certificate in a presentation folder for $29.95 or mounted on a walnut finish, wood plague for $49.95).

Deeds are being offered for sale exclusively through major mail order catalogues and other direct mail-order programs and can also be ordered with Visa or Mastercard directly by calling 1-800-DEED-USA or by check or money order by writing American Acres Marketing, 205 Third Avenue, New York, New York 10003.
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Publication:Real Estate Weekly
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Date:Dec 4, 1991
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