Beautiful stocks and bonds

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

  1. gsalexan

    gsalexan Intaglio aficionado

    I don't think you need to worry about counterfeiting, Earl. As you know, some of these are available in such abundance there would be no point to fake them. In my 40 years of collecting stocks and bonds I have never seen a counterfeit -- the collector market is just not big enough yet to make it worthwhile.
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  3. techwriter

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  4. Drawde

    Drawde Lurking and learning...

    Looking for "51357654" on a Stock Certificate or FRN, any suggestions as to where to look?
  5. gsalexan

    gsalexan Intaglio aficionado

    A specific serial number on a stock certificate? Almost no one collects them that way, except for #1's. You might try posting a separate thread in search of FRNs.
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  6. Silverhouse

    Silverhouse Well-Known Member

    I always loved the artwork on these certificates. Id like to frame mine someday.
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  7. wxcoin

    wxcoin Getting no respect for 65 years Supporter

    I've got several railroad and mining stocks framed and hung on the wall.
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  8. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    but why?
  9. Drawde

    Drawde Lurking and learning...

    Army Serial #
  10. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    American Cable & Radio Corporation. This was a communications holding company that stopped existing in 1980.
    Dated 1957.
    100 shares @ $1/per
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  11. gsalexan

    gsalexan Intaglio aficionado

    Nice stock -- I've got one of those too. Until now I didn't notice the Morse code dots and dashes under his foot!
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  12. gsalexan

    gsalexan Intaglio aficionado

    I keep forgetting to post these -- later versions of Hydraulic Press Brick Company's stock certificate.

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  13. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    Awesome! Glad we're getting this thread rolling again. I found a bunch of scans from before that I never posted, so stay tuned for more in the coming days...
  14. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    Rockwell Manufacturing Company. This company was involved in production of aircraft, spacecraft, and other cool stuff.
    Dated 1962.
    6 shares @ $2.50/per
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  15. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    Those bears look quite awkward in their human-apeing.
  16. gsalexan

    gsalexan Intaglio aficionado

    Here are three new acquisitions, all with nice vignettes.

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  17. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    I feel like I've posted this but I don't feel like scrolling back through all these pages.
    This certificate is overstamped with a notice halving the par value as stated on the certificate itself. Guess they were too cheap to print new ones out and just stamped the existing ones.

    McKesson & Robbins (now McKesson Corporation) is a pharmaceutical company.
    They were also involved in a huge 1938 scandal so bad that it led to major corporate auditing reforms. Neato.

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  18. gsalexan

    gsalexan Intaglio aficionado

    Thanks for the little history lesson, Earl. I did not know about McKesson's scandal!

    I picked up quite an interesting item a couple days ago. This is not a bond, exactly, but more of a temporary loan certificate. It was used to help fund the U.S. Sesqui-Centennial Exhibition (150th) in Philadelphia, in 1926. This was hoped to be a major event like the 1876 International Centennial Exhibition or the 1893 Columbian World's Fair. A commemorative stamp, half dollar, and a $2.5 gold piece (example below is not mine). But attendance was much below expectations and the fair ended up losing $20 million. This certificate is unissued, which may not be a bad thing, as many people never got back the money they put up.

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  19. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    That's really neat! What a cool piece of history. So what happened to the people who never got their money back? I guess you can't sue if the company went bust...

    CNA Financial Corporation is the 8th largest commercial insurer in the US.
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  20. gsalexan

    gsalexan Intaglio aficionado

    Exactly. I think a lot of folks looked at is as a patriotic contribution. Here's some further background I found online:

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  21. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    I may have posted this before but I didnt' feel like going back and checking.

    Collins Radio Company, (which became) Rockwell Collins was a multinational corporation company headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa providing avionics and information technology systems and services to government agencies and aircraft manufacturers. The company was acquired by United Technologies Corporation on November 27, 2018, and now operates as part of Collins Aerospace.

    The vignette is gorgeous, and can be found on the 1944 Curacao 1 Gulden note.

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