Collectible Stocks and Bonds from North American Railroads     by Terry Cox

A guidebook and catalog of prices
(I do NOT buy or sell certificates on this website)

Search this website for information about collecting stocks and bonds.


Search the Coxrail database for descriptions of 23,700+ certificates from over 7,400 North American railroad companies.


People naturally think I will use every bit of information they send. I apologize for any disappointment, but I cannot possibly process all the information I receive. Here is my personal rule for handling information:

Or, to re-state the rule a bit differently, some kinds of information are more valuable than others.

The chart below shows my priorities for handling information.

Highest priority

  • Correspondence concerning corrections to the database.
  • Correspondence concerning corrections to this website.
  • New certificate listings from correspondents.
  • Price updates from correspondents.
  • Serial numbers from correspondents that include scans, photos or copies.


High priority

  • Inquiries about railroad certificates.
  • Inquiries seeking permission.
  • Listings from closed auction house sales.
  • Listings from closed sales on eBay.


Medium priority

  • Inquiries about railroad companies and history.
  • Serial numbers from online images captured by correspondents (when accompanied by images.)
  • Serial numbers from books, magazines and other sources (when accompanied by images.)
  • Images of autographs from celebrities listed in this project.


Low priority

  • Inquiries about off-topic subjects.
  • Inquiries about non-railroad certificates.
  • Inquiries about celebrities and autographs not included in this project.


Lowest priority

  • Non-illustrated reports or listings of certificates.
  • Links to online sources of information about certificates (maybe.)
  • Lists and spreadsheets of serial numbers without images. (I usually ignore.)


No priority

  • Requests for price estimates of certificates listed in auctions. (No.)
  • Appraisals (I do not do appraisals.)
  • Links to online sources of certificate listings. (I do not follow links.)
  • Links to eBay sales. (I do not follow links to active or closed eBay sales.)
  • Links to online sources of serial numbers. (I do not acquire information in that manner.)
  • Requests to add non-railroad companies to the database. (No.)
  • Requests to add other collectibles to the project. (No.)
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(Last updated July 16, 2021)


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