Monthly Archive: February 2016

What is Scripophily?

What is Scripophily? by Bob.com Kerstein     SCRIPOPHILY (scrip-af-il-ly), the collecting of canceled old stocks and bonds, gained recognition as a hobby around the mid-1970s.  The word resulted combining words from English and Greek. The word “scrip”  represents an…
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Roberts Petroleum Torpedo Company signed by Edward A. L. Roberts – RARE (Only 3 known signed by Roberts) Roberts’ “Exploding Torpedo” was the birth of modern-day shale fracking – Issued April 12, 1865 (Day of Robert E. Lee’s Surrender at Appomattox Court House)

$995.00 – Rare and Scarce Stocks / Bonds – Certificate from the Roberts Petroleum Torpedo Company issued in 1865. This historic document has an ornate border around it with vignettes of an oil filed and the torpedo exploding. This item…
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