(PRWEB) October 21, 2013 -- Scripophily.com®, the Internet’s largest buyer and seller of collectible stock and bond certificates, has seen a continued year over year increase in demand for modern stock certificates. “Younger collectors are seeking stock certificates from companies they are familiar with from personal experience or currently in the news” according to Scripophily.com’s CEO and Founder, Bob Kerstein.
Some popular contemporary companies that no longer issue stock certificates include Walt Disney Company, Paypal, Pixar, Enron, Lehman Brothers, Nextel, Nortel, Polaroid, Salon.com, Sharper Image, Rambus, Lucent Technologies, Inktomi, Infospace, Adelphia Communications, Ask Jeeves, At&T , Barnes and Noble, Calpine Corporation, Chinadotcom, Charter Communications, CoolSavings, Inc., Covad Communications Group, drkoop.com, DoubleClick, Edgar Online, Edison Schools, Excite@Home Corporation, Gilat Satellite Networks, Genuity, Globalstar, Hughes Electronics, Sirus Satellite Radio, Inc, Six Flags, TheStreet.com, Sprint PCS Group, The 3DO Company, 360Networks, Inc, TMP Worldwide, VeriSign, Vivendi Universal, Webhire, Western Wireless, XO Communications, RMS Titanic, Inc. and Napster are just a few.
“Physical paper stock and bond certificates are a permanent history of business representing a cross section of the financial markets we know today. Stock certificates are becoming an artifact of the past as the world becomes more digitized” Bob Kerstein added. The supply of new stock and bond certificates reaching the collectible market has been substantially reduced due to recent changes in state laws and stock exchanges rules. Many companies are no longer required to issue physical stock and bond certificates. As a result, fees to issue paper stock certificates have increased dramatically and many companies have elected not to issue paper stock certificates in order to reduce processing costs.
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. In addition to modern certificates, old Greek, Chinese, and Panama Canal bond certificates have been very popular this year. In addition scandals like Lehman Brothers and Enron continue to be our top sellers. Stock certificates hand signed by famous people like John D. Rockefeller and J.P Morgan are also in demand.
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 with over 17,500 selections. We currently have 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 has high resolution scans for publications.
Scripophily.com / Old Company Research Service is the successor company to all material published by R.M. Smythe Stock Research Service, Marvyn Scudders Manuals, Robert D. Fisher Manuals, and Herzog & Co., Inc.. Old Company Research Services have been performed continuously since 1880.
Scripophily.com was founded by Internet Pioneer, Bob Kerstein (Bob.com). Bob is a CPA and CGMA, and has more than 36 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).
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).
Bob Kerstein, Scripophily.com, http://www.scripophily.com, +1 (703) 787-3552, [email protected]