Scripophily.com is Now Offering an Original Stock Certificate from Playboy Enterprises, Inc. Showing an Image of a Playmate, and Hugh Hefner’s Signature

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This authentic engraved stock certificate was printed in 1972 shortly after the company’s initial public offering. This iconic company’s stock certificate is very collectible due to its ornate artwork and unique subject matter.

Playboy Stock Certificate

Playboy Stock Certificate

This is one of the most desirable stock certificates collectors are seeking

Scripophily.com®, the Internet’s largest buyer and seller of collectible stock and bond certificates, is offering original stock certificates from Playboy Enterprises, Inc. printed in 1972. This historic document was printed by the American Banknote Company and has an ornate border around it with a vignette of Miss February 1971, Willy Rey and the Playboy bunny logo. This item has the printed signatures of the company’s president and founder, Hugh Hefner, and is over 44 years old.

“Stock certificates make great gifts and collectibles especially when they are historically relevant,” said Bob Kerstein, Founder of Scripophily.com. “The Playboy Enterprises, Inc certificate was extremely controversial when it was originally issued due to the magazine's subject matter and the stock certificate showing a nude playmate as its main image above the company name. This is what makes this certificate so collectible,” Kerstein added.

Stock 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 by stock exchanges and the Securities and Exchange Commission, a process called “dematerialization.”

Stock certificates can now be registered and transferred electronically. Paper stock certificates are slowly being removed and retired from circulation in exchange for electronic recording. This means fewer new paper certificates are reaching the market and older ones are destroyed when they are redeemed. As a result, the supply of paper stock certificates is significantly reduced.

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. Due to the computer age, more and more stock and bonds are issued electronically, which means fewer paper certificates are being issued. As a result, demand for paper certificates is increasing while supply is decreasing.

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 the World’s #1 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, founding member of the Old Stock Exchange, is the successor company to all material published by the Marvyn Scudders Manuals, the Robert D. Fisher Manuals, R.M. Smythe Stock Research Service, and the Herzog & Co., Inc. obsolete research services. These services have been performed continuously for over 135 years 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 Bob Kerstein (Bob.com). Bob is a CPA and CGMA, and has more than 39 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).

For more information on Scripophily.com®, visit http://www.scripophily.com, http://www.oldcompany.com, http://www.scripophily.net, http://www.oldstockexchange.com, http://www.bob.com or call 1-703-787-3552

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