Beautiful stocks and bonds

Discussion in 'Paper Money' started by gsalexan, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Cheap B-Tard

    Sort of like how a Canadian Bank of Commerce note that costs $200 shares the same vignette as a Mexican note that costs $15.
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  3. gsalexan

    gsalexan Intaglio aficionado

    I was saddened to belatedly discover that long-time obsolete stock dealer Clinton Hollins had died back in January. I believe he was 80. I hadn't checked his website for a while, but today saw the notice his daughter had posted. It looks like she will continue the business and revamp his determinedly old-school website. Midas1 posted some pics of his dealer table at the 2015 DC show, back on page 8 of this thread. I'm not sure if he's in any of the pictures, as I never met him personally. But I recall fondly the days when I first started collecting in the late 1970s and he was one of the only dealers selling things I could afford. 35+ years in business -- he was one of the icons in this little hobby.

    Rest in peace, Mr. Hollins. :(
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  4. midas1

    midas1 Exalted Member

    Mr Hollins is in image #144 on page 8

    So sorry to learn Mr Hollins has passed.
    He was clearly an avid collector and dealer.
    I wish I could've got to know him.
    Good to learn his daughter is going to continue the business. Quite a chore what with all of the stock he has.
  5. Silverhouse

    Silverhouse Well-Known Member

    I posted these years ago I think. Just found them IMG_0825.JPG IMG_0826.JPG IMG_0832.JPG IMG_0833.JPG
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  7. gsalexan

    gsalexan Intaglio aficionado

    Nice -- thanks for posting! North American Aviation went on to become Rockwell and later merged with Boeing. I hadn't seen that particular certificate of Studebaker before. Here's an earlier version that I have.

    Studebaker Corp stock.jpg Studebaker shop.jpg
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  8. Nathan401

    Nathan401 Supporter! Supporter

    These are great!!
  9. Ingegerd Blomberg

    Ingegerd Blomberg New Member

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  10. gsalexan

    gsalexan Intaglio aficionado

    Thanks and welcome, Ingegerd! Do you collect this kind of material? If there's any particular theme you (or anyone) would like to see, let me know and I'll see what I can dig up.
  11. gsalexan

    gsalexan Intaglio aficionado

    I don't typically collect foreign stocks and bonds, since I only collect engraved material and most foreign bonds (especially European) are lithographed. But this one was too good to pass up, for several reasons.

    This is a 1910 8% percent 20-year coupon bond for the Bank of Peru and London. It's a specimen bond -- indicated by the 0000 serial number -- engraved by Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co., a London bank note firm. This is the first specimen I had seen of their work. The bond is quite large, about 21" long with the stub and coupons. The maritime vignette and typography is lovely and even the back side has some terrific engraved lathe work. It's also unusual in that this bond paid interest quarterly, where most U.S. bonds paid interest twice a year. Hence all the little coupons.

    Banco del Peru y Londres full bond.jpg
    Banco del Peru y Londres bond.jpg
    Banco del Peru y Londres bond back.jpg
  12. gsalexan

    gsalexan Intaglio aficionado

    I got an email today from Clinton Hollins' daughter Deborah to let me know that Hollins Certificates just updated their website! I'm very glad she is continuing the family business; it would be a shame to lose another dealer.
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  13. gsalexan

    gsalexan Intaglio aficionado

    I was doing some scanning for another forum and thought I'd add a few more railroad certificates here...

    Phila Rapid Transit.jpg Phila Rapid Transit cu.jpg
    SV&NE RR stock.jpg SV&NE RR upper cu.jpg SV&NE RR lower cu.jpg
    Hudson & Manhattan RR stock.jpg Hudson & Manhattan cu.jpg
    Wagner Palace Car stock.jpg Wagner cu.jpg
  14. gsalexan

    gsalexan Intaglio aficionado

    And here's the winner for "Most Sheep on a Stock Certificate" -- United States Worsted Corporation! US Worsted Corp stock.jpg US Worsted Corp stock cu.jpg
  15. Endeavor

    Endeavor Well-Known Member

    1955 AT&T Stock Certificate

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  16. gsalexan

    gsalexan Intaglio aficionado

    Thanks for sharing that one, Endeavor! That's one of the earlier certificates. Here are two later versions from the '60s and '70s.

    AT&T 1961.jpg AT&T 1961 cu.jpg
    AT&T 1971.jpg AT&T 1971 cu.jpg
  17. SteveInTampa

    SteveInTampa Innocent bystander

    Simply this thread.
  18. Endeavor

    Endeavor Well-Known Member

    Here's one I sold recently...

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  19. gsalexan

    gsalexan Intaglio aficionado

    Cool beans! I don't have a single stock or bond from a casino. But ...

    I do have one from a race track!
    Narragansett Racing Assn.jpg Narragansett Racing Assn cu.jpg
  20. Endeavor

    Endeavor Well-Known Member

    Just picked up this American staple:

    1959 General Motors

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  21. midas1

    midas1 Exalted Member

    image #211

    "The angels on this 1938 Columbian gold peso note appear on two stocks, United Stores Corp. and Chicago & North Western Railway. The vignette on the railroad stock is about 15 percent smaller and I'm guessing this is size aligns to the angels on the Columbian note."

    I wonder how they changed the size of the engraved images?
    Did they some how do it mechanically or did they have to recreate the image?

    BTW, I'm still looking for the 1938 Columbian gold peso note.
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