WASHINGTON, DC (PRWEB) March 05, 2013
Scripophily.com®, the Internet’s largest buyer and seller of collectible stock and bond certificates, is offering original Confederate States of America (CSA) Bonds issued from 1861 to 1865. The bonds were sold by the Confederacy to raise money to finance their huge war effort. All of the bonds are hand signed.
At the beginning of the Civil War, Confederate bonds were issued out of Montgomery, Alabama which was the location of the Confederate capital. On May 21, 1861, the capital was moved from Montgomery, Alabama to Richmond, Virginia, and consequently, bonds were issued from Richmond, Virginia for the duration of the war.
Images (vignettes) used on bonds include Confederate cabinet members, generals, buildings, civil war scenes, battles, and other memorable pictures. The paper used for the Confederate bonds varied considerably in quality and deteriorated as the war progressed due to costs and supply shortages. “Confederate Bonds are extremely historic and a unique collectible from a challenging time of American history,” said Bob Kerstein, Founder of Scripophily.com. “My first Scripophily purchase in 1990 was a Stonewall Jackson Confederate bond,” Kerstein added.
Stock and bond certificates are collected and given as gifts because of their historical significance, beauty and artwork, autographs, notoriety, as well as many other factors. The supply of new certificates reaching the collector market has been substantially reduced due to changes in state laws and stock exchanges rules. Many companies are no longer required to issue physical stock and bond certificates, a process called “dematerialization”.
Scripophily (scrip-ah-fil-ly) is the name of the hobby of collecting old stock and bond certificates. Certificate values range from a few dollars to more than $500,000 for the most unique and rare items. Tens of thousands of Scripophily buyers worldwide include casual collectors, corporate archives, business executives, museums and serious collectors.
Scripophily.com - The Gift of History is the internet’s leading buyer and seller of collectible stock and bond certificates and have items on loan for display in the Smithsonian’s Museum of Financial History in New York. Our company has been featured on CNBC, USA Today, Associated Press, Reuters, Nightline, Today Show, Baltimore Sun, and Washington Post and in many other media publications. The company also offers an old stock research service at OldCompany.com and offers high resolution scans for publications. Scripophily.com has over 17,500 selections on its website.
Scripophily.com / Old Company Research Service is the successor company to all material published by the Marvyn Scudders Manuals, the Robert D. Fisher Manuals, and the Herzog & Co., Inc. obsolete research services, which have been performed continuously since 1880. We are the leading provider of authentic stock certificates, autographs, and old company stock research services.
Scripophily.com and Old Company Research Services was founded by Internet Pioneer, Bob Kerstein (Bob.com). Bob is a CPA and CGMA, and has more than 37 years of senior management experience in the Cellular, Cable TV, Satellite, Internet, Professional Sports and Entertainment Industries. Bob is also the President of the Professional Scripophily Traders Association (PSTA).
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