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Third edition details
Official title: Collectible Stocks and Bonds from North American Railroads: guide with prices, third edition
TCox & Associates, Inc.
4891 Independence St, Suite 190
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Street price: $45 to $50.
Collectors may purchase from major scripophily dealers or from any local bookseller by special order. (Dealers: contact me at the email address above for volume pricing.)
Discounts available to dealers and booksellers. Drop-shipping available for dealers who do not want to carry large inventory.
Pages: 576 with approx 142 photos
Format: 8½ x 11 inches, 1.15 inches thick
Shipping weight: 4.1 pounds
Binding: perfect (flat spine)
Barcoded with ISBN (no embedded price)
Case quantities: 5 copies per case (16 lbs, double-boxed)
All text in the third edition is completely re-written and offers even more explanations of the various kinds of certificates that collectors will encounter. Listings for 21,603 collectible stocks and bonds known to have been issued by over 19,300 North American railroad companies. Over 7,000 new certificates were added since the second edition! With the exception of certificates owned by museums and historical societies, the catalog displays prices estimates for all certificates in all known conditions.
The goal of the catalog is to describe every extant railroad certificate known to have been issued for the purpose of building and operate railroads somewhere in North America. 'North America is defined as the land mass from Panama to the North Pole including Caribbean and Hawaiian islands. The current population of collectible certificates is now three times! as large as it was at the time the first edition was published in 1995. The project owes this tremendous growth to continuing contributions of almost 300 collectors and 100 professional dealers from North America and Europe.
'Railroads' are defined as commercial ventures established to carry passengers and freight from point to point. These include every class of railroad, from horse drawn streetcars to giant class I railroad systems. Because so many people collect ancillary artifacts and documents, this catalog also lists certificates from companies that manufactured crucial rail-related components such as locomotives, freight cars, passenger cars, switches, wheels, signals and so forth.
Certificates cover every period of North American railroading from the earliest known (1831) to current certificates acquirable only from extant companies.
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