(PRWEB) September 20, 2013
Scripophily.com ®, the Internet’s largest buyer and seller of collectible stock and bond certificates is now offering original Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc stock certificates. This historic document was printed by the United States Banknote Company and has an ornate border around it with vignettes of an early street scene with the capitol in the background (Below this image it says "Founded 1805, Montgomery Alabama"), and portraits of Mayer Lehman and Emanuel Lehman. This item has the printed signatures of the Company’s Chairman, Richard S. Fuld, Jr., and Secretary.
Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. was a global financial-services firm who faced unprecedented losses due to the continuing subprime mortgage crisis and filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on September 15, 2008. The filing marked the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history. Stock certificates from this company are very difficult to find and are extremely collectible.
"Stock certificates are collected and given as gifts because of their historical significance, beauty and artwork, autographs, notoriety, as well as many other factors" said Bob Kerstein Founder of Scripophily.com. "The supply of new certificates reaching the collector market has been substantially reduced due to changes in state laws and stock exchanges rules" Kerstein added. Many companies are no longer required to issue physical stock and bond certificates by stock exchanges and the Securities and Exchange Commission, a process called “dematerialization”.
Scripophily (scrip-ah-fil-ly) is the name of the hobby of collecting old stock and bond certificates. Values range from a few dollars to more than $500,000 for the most unique and rare. Tens of thousands of Scripophily buyers worldwide include casual collectors, corporate archives, 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 has had items on loan for display in the Smithsonian’s Museum of Financial History in New York. The 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 /Old Company Research Service is the successor company to all material published by the Marvyn Scudders Manuals, the Robert D. Fisher Manuals, R.M. Smythe Research, 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 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).