Search this website for information about collecting stocks and bonds.
I focus exclusively on North American railroads. (See Companies included.)
That is the extent of my expertise.
Many of you have questions about certificates from other types of companies. Here is how to learn more.
"Do my certificates have value as securities?" "Do the companies that issued my certificates still exist?"
Contact the research desk or a large metropolitan library. If you are not good at research, or do not have the time, contact a company that specializes in researching old securities. Go to this page, Value as Securities? and you will find links to several companies.
"I need to know the collectible value of my certificates so I can decide whether to sell or not."
Rest assured, if your certificates are intact and in good condition, they have value as collectibles. If you are checking values, visit the websites of the dealers listed on my dealers page. You will need to check many different sites to find examples of your certificates. If you cannot find your certificates listed anywhere, then contact dealers and ask their opinions.
"How can I sell my certificates?"
You have several choices:
- sell in an online auction
- sell to a dealer
- sell through a major auction house.
Start by reading Hints for sellers.
I strongly recommend buying the Cox Catalog from your favorite
If they do not yet carry, or are out of stock, you may buy directly from the author.
Help support this free site! Please visit my eBay store called Papermental by Terry Cox. My inventory includes railroad passes, railroad ephemera, newspapers, magazines, engravings, and all sorts of paper collectibles.
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PLEASE contact the many fine dealers listed on my dealers page to buy certificates.