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Vintage World Stock and Bond Certificate Collection // Set of 12

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Product Description

Throughout history, companies competed to produce the most impressive stock and bond certificates with brilliant colors, intricate designs, and beautiful vignettes. However, with the rise of the internet and online brokerage firms in the 1990s, the need for physical certificates disappeared. One by one, companies quietly discontinued issuance of their paper stocks and bonds. The eventual demise of the stock certificate ends a tradition that extends back at least 400 years, when the Dutch East Indies Company became the first company to issue certificates. Today, the beautiful stock and bond certificates that remain are enduring relics from a bygone era in American financial history.

This unique collection features 12 vintage stock and bond certificates from around the world, dating from the 1920s to the 1980s, including the following:

— Société Anonyme de la Vieille Cure de Cenon (Bond) – “Old Cure of Canon Distillery Company”
— Puerto Rico Telephone Company (Stock)
— Ferrocarriles Consolidados de Cuba (Stock) – “Consolidated Railroads of Cuba”
— Société Générale Des Comptoirs Franco-Africains (Bond) – “French-African General Transport Society”
— Stadium de Paris – Paris Olympic Sports Stadium (in bid for 1940 Olympics) (Bond)
— Autobus Belges Société Anonyme (Bond) – “Belgian Bus Stock Company”
— Compañía Agrícola Del Chapala (Bond) – “Chapala Agricultural Company”
— Euro Disneyland (Bond)
— Fonderies Saint-Joseph & Samson Réunies Société Anonyme (Bond) – “St Joseph & Samson United Foundries Company”
— Compagnie Financière Belgo-Chinoise (Bond) – “Belgo-Chinese Investment Company”
— Compagnie Des Chemins De Fer Nationaux Du Canada (Bond) – “Canadian National Railway Company”
— Stadt Stuttgart Mündelsichere Teilschuldverschreibung (Bond) – “City of Stuttgart Insured Bond”

Product Details
  • Measurements
    11"L x 14"W x .1"H
  • OriginUnited States

— Set of 12 Vintage Stocks & Bond Certificates
— Dates: Varies, 1920s to 1980s
— Dimensions: Varies, Most Ranging From 8”L x 10”W to 11”L x 14”W
— Housed in 1 Archival Quality Acetate Protective Sleeve, Ready For Safe Storage, Display, or Framing
— Includes Certificate of Authenticity

Please Note: The item(s) you receive will match the quality of the one shown, but may vary slightly due to the nature of original historical documents. All corporations listed will be included but colors and styles may vary. Stocks and bonds may be neatly stamped and/or punch cancelled and are no longer negotiable. Light creases, pinholes, and occasional handwriting may also be present. Bonds with payment coupons may have variable numbers of attached coupons remaining.

Shipping Information
  • Shipping Availability
    United States
  • Shipping Policy
    Standard Ground Shipping
  • Ship In
    3-4 weeks
  • Return Policy
    Final sale, not eligible for return or cancellation

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