offers Authentic Defaulted Russian Bonds as Collectibles

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Bonds were issued by the Russian Government to raise money but many of the bonds were never repaid back investors as promised. Russia's track record of not paying its debt back makes a grim reminder of the country's track record with bankers and investors.

Imperial Russian Government Dollar-Denominated $1000 Gold Bond - 1916

Imperial Russian Government Dollar-Denominated $1000 Gold Bond - 1916

This bond was supposedly backed by gold, but it was one of the many bonds never repaid by the Russian Government.®, the Internet’s largest buyer and seller of collectible stock and bond certificates, is offering original Russian Bonds issued from 1822 to 1916. These bonds were issued by the Russian government or by Russian Companies that were guaranteed by the government. Unfortunately, most of these bonds never paid their investors as promised and/or were repudiated.

Most of these bonds were issued prior to the Bolshevik Revolution by the Imperial Government of Russia. Due to the huge losses caused by WWI, government corruption and the overthrow of Czar Nicholas II and fall of the Romanov dynasty on March 2, 1917, most of these bonds were never fully honored by the new government.

International Committees were formed over the years for the Protection of Russian Bondholders, but most of these efforts were thwarted by the Kremlin, especially after WWII. Although many Russian bonds have no redeemable value, they are very collectible as a piece of financial history in the hobby of Scripophily.

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.

Stock and bond certificates are collected 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”. / 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 old stock research service and the Herzog & Co., Inc. obsolete research services, which have been performed continuously since 1880. is the world's leading provider of authentic stock certificates, autographs, Liberty Bonds, and old company stock research services. In addition to the potential redeemable value sought by investors, offers insight into the secondary historical finance market by assessing any possible collectible value. 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).
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