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Bob Kerstein and Friends holding a Trans - Antarctica Expedition Certificate at Base Brown, Antarctica in February 2013

Bob Kerstein and Friends holding a Trans - Antarctica Expedition Certificate
at Base Brown, Antarctica in February 2013


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See Stock Certificate Expert Bob Kerstein, CEO Scripophily.com
discuss Stock Certificates in Bloomberg ,
the Associated Press ,
on CNBC with Jane Wells discussing the Facebook IPO ,
and Inside Edition and the Today Show

A New Facebook Derivative Trade: the Stock Certificate - May 17, 2012 ...Kerstein says a lot of companies no longer offer stock certificates. That can make the remaining pieces of paper more valuable. For example, among the Apple stock certificates Kerstein has bought is one from the IPO. Shares back then, adjusted for splits, were $2.75.

...Take Pixar, which was purchased by Disney [DIS 44.8799 -0.2001 (-0.44%) ] in 2006 for $60 a share. "We sell Pixar certificates now on our website for $600 for two reasons: one, it's a gorgeous certificate, has all the Pixar characters on the certificate, and, plus, the chairman of the company at the time was Steve Jobs."


Lehman Bros. stock certificates are also popular. "They're really hard to get, and those are worth about $400 to $500 dollars now." ...Not only does he sell stock certificates, Kerstein also collects old Greek bonds. "Unlike the Greek bonds that are being traded on the market, our Greek bonds are worth the paper they're printed on." ...

Will the Facebook stock certificate appreciate more than the stock itself? One thing that could make the paper valuable is if Mark Zuckerberg leaves the company.

"Martha Stewart Living [MSO 3.4001 -0.0299 (-0.87%) ] certificates that have her name as chairman were very valuable, they sell from about $100 to $150," he says. "But when they started issuing certificates without her name on it, because she was removed from the company as an officer, the certificates went down in value."

As for whether it’s preferable to own Facebook stock or the stock certificate, Kerstein pauses and says, "I would buy them both."

WASHINGTON, DC (2012) - Scripophily.com has acquired the Old Stock & Bond Research Archives (Formally RM Smythe Research) from Herzog & Co., Inc. The asset purchase includes all archives, publishing rights and copyrights on obsolete research reference material published by the Marvyn Scudders Manuals, the Robert D. Fisher Manuals, and the Herzog & Co., Inc. obsolete research services, which have been performed continuously since 1880.

“We are extremely excited to add this extensive collection of old company research material to our existing library of company histories adding to our leadership position in researching old companies,” said Bob Kerstein, CPA Founder of Scripophily.com and OldCompany.com. “Marvyn Scudder, Robert D. Fisher, and John Herzog were pioneers in the stock and bond research service and we are extremely honored to become the successor to this reference material,” Kerstein added. Scripophily.com offers its Old Stock Research Service at OldCompany.com which began its website presence in 1996.

John Herzog, President of Herzog & Co., Inc. said, “My wife, Diana, and I are very pleased with this transfer to Scripophily.com, and know that Bob will continue his excellent work and spearhead the digitizing and reorganizing of this classic American research that we were always proud to have taken part in continuing.”

John Herzog is the Founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Museum of American Finance and currently Chairman Emeritus of Spink/Smythe, an auction house specializing in antique stocks and bonds, banknotes, coins, autographs and photographs. Formerly he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Herzog Heine Geduld, Inc. He is a member of the Board of Overseers at the Leonard N. Stern School of Business.

The Old Company Research Service will generate a report for individuals, banks, attorneys, estates and trusts detailing the company's history regarding name changes, mergers, bankruptcies, and predecessor and successor companies. If the company did survive, OldCompany.com will provide contact information so a determination can be made as to whether the securities have any market value.

Scripophily.com - The Gift of History is the internet’s leading buyer and seller of collectible stock and bond certificates, and old stock research at OldCompany.com. The company has had items on display in the Museum of American Finance in New York, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. Scripophily.com has been featured on CNBC, USA Today, Baltimore Sun, and 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. Scripophily.com is not owned by nor have any ownership rights in Spink Auctioneers or any affiliated companies.

Scripophily.com and OldCompany.com was founded by Bob Kerstein, a Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Global Management Accountant 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).

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

 

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Friends of Financial History October 1988
 


Historic Greek Bond - 1898 with statues of Aphrodite, Apollo, Athena and Hypocrites
Guaranteed by France, England and Russia

 

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Read about Bob Kerstein, PSTA Founder and President in the
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Buyers of Santa Anna Bonds
United States First Mortgage Bond signed by Mexican General Santa Anna


Buyers of the Bond of the Republic of Mexico Signed by General Ocha

PRE 1949 CHINESE FOREIGN DEBT LAWSUIT

The bonds have exotic names like Imperial Chinese Government Hukuang Railways Gold Loan, French Boxer Indemnity and 1913 Reorganization Gold Loan and they are all in default.

Holders of Chinese bonds issued from 1895-1942 which are all in default since 1949 are taking on the former masters of Nationalist China – the Kuomintang. The bondholder plaintiffs which include two American bond holding corporations and the Taiwan Civil Rights Litigation Organization are suing the Kuomintang’s business management committee for an accounting and redemption of 120,000 separate bonds some over 110 years old and backed by gold.

The name of the case filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California is Taiwan Civil Rights Litigation Organization et al v. Kuomintang Business Management Committee – Case No. C10-362JL.

Prior to the 2000 election of Chen Shui-bian to the presidency of the Republic of China on Taiwan, the Kuomintang of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek ruled Taiwan with an iron fist and expropriated billions of dollars in assets including gold and collateral, some earmarked to redeem defaulted bonds.

In 2000, the Kuomintang lost its grip on Taiwan but unlike the Communist Party of the former Soviet Union, the Kuomintang did not return the billions of dollars in cash and assets it had looted from Taiwan and removed from mainland China in 1949. Today the Kuomintang holds a portfolio estimated to be worth at least $6 billion US dollars.

Bondholders who paid value for their bonds have had a rough time. Lawsuits against the Peoples Republic of China have been dismissed. However until recently bondholders had overlooked that at least in regards to the Republic of China on Taiwan, the original issuer of many of the bonds, the existence of the defaulted bonds had been reaffirmed by presidential decree in 2003.

The plaintiffs are seeking an accounting, redemption, and interest on the defaulted bonds from the Kuomintang.

A copy of the lawsuit is available here
 


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