's Old Company Stock Research Service Commemorates 134 Years of Continuous Operations Since 1880

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The researching of old stock and bond certificates provides information in determining both redeemable worth as a financial security and collectible value in the hobby of Scripophily. Old Stock Certificates may have value and should be researched before they are discarded., successor to R.M. Smythe & Co., Inc.'s Obsolete Security Research Business founded in 1880 - The Gift of History

Old Company Research is the recognized leader of old stocks and bonds to determine value

Old Company Research Service ( is celebrating 134 years of continuous old stock and bond research services. In 2011,, the parent company of Old Company Research Service, acquired the old stock & bond business research service correspondence, archives and copyrights from Herzog & Co., Inc. (formally R.M. Smythe Old Stock Research Services). The acquisition included rights to all reference material published by the Marvyn Scudders Manuals, the Robert D. Fisher Manuals, and Herzog & Co., Inc. as well as all correspondence from the R.M. Smythe Special Library used in the Smythe’s Obsolete Research activities which began in 1880.

Since the acquisition, we have digitized the archives, repositories and resources into our proprietary information management systems. The data merger has ensured our continual commitment to quality and value with efficient access to this previously hard to recover information.

The old company and securities research service provides investigative analysis for financial and accounting firms, professionals, attorneys, investors, estates and trusts in cases of questioned securities and lost company identities. The research investigations will probe into the corporate history, capital changes, mergers, acquisitions, bankruptcies, legal proceedings, regulatory filings, and analysis of companies to assess the disposition of financial holdings.

In addition to the potential redeemable value sought by investors, offers insight into the secondary historical finance market by assessing any possible collectible value. Scripophily is the hobby of collecting authentic old stock and bond certificates. The name resulted from the combining of the English and Greek words "scrip” represents an ownership right and the word "philos" meaning to love. is the internet’s leading buyer and seller of collectible stock and bond certificates, and old stock research service at The company has items on display in the Museum of American Finance in New York, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. has been featured on CNBC, Today Show, Inside Edition, Associated Press, USA Today, Baltimore Sun, Washington Post and in many other media publications. Our online store has over 17,500 selections including categories such as Frauds, Scandals, Bankruptcies, Dot Coms, as well as the traditional American industries. and was founded by Bob Kerstein, a Certified Public Accountant who has more than 37 years of senior management experience in the cellular, cable TV, satellite communications, internet, professional sports and entertainment industries. Bob is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Chartered Global Management Accountants, California Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Bob is also the President of the Professional Scripophily Traders Association (PSTA).
For more information on®, visit,, and or call 1-703-787-3552.

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