Over 3,500 Stocks, Bonds, Coupons, etc. AS A SINGLE LOT - Weighing over 32 lbs!Inv# GB5701
Scripophily is the study and collection of stock and bond certificates. A specialized field of numismatics, scripophily has developed as an area of collecting because of the inherent beauty of certain historical certificates, and because of the interesting historical context of many of the documents. In addition, some stock certificates serve as excellent examples of engraving. Occasionally, an old stock certificate is found that still has value as actual shares in the original or a successor company.
Scripophily, the collecting of old stocks and bonds, gained recognition as a hobby around 1970. The word "scripophily" was coined by combining words from English and Greek. The word "scrip" represents an ownership right and the word "philos" means to love.
Today, there are thousands of collectors worldwide (Scripophilists) in search of scarce, rare, and popular stock and bond certificates. Whether they are private investors or a variety of different types of businesspeople, many collectors enjoy scripophily as a hobby, while many others also consider it a good form of investment.