New online scripophily articles and references, July 2012
The current footprint of scripophily on the Internet
About a year ago, see here, I googled the word scripophily with the following outcomes :
- Number of web links : 470000 (50% related to Ebay)
- Number of images : 92900
- YouTube video's : 26
I repeated that exercise two weeks ago :
- Number of web links: 623000 (40% related to Ebay), or +32%
- Number of images : 135000, or +45%
- YouTube videos : 34, or +31%
Fairly impressive growth rates! More people write about our hobby and they do it more often. The scripophily content on the Internet is only a footprint created by an online community: the tip of an iceberg.
Jiří Jaroš has been active on the Internet for some time now. Here you can find his impressive online catalogue on Czechoslovak securities. Thank you for sharing with us!
Australian Mining Standard 1913
You can find a bundling of articles from The Australian Mining Standard, originally published between January and June 1913, here. On the left of the web page, click the PDF link to view the document. Size about 120 MB's, so depending on your network connection speed, it may take a while before it is downloaded. Though the majority of the articles are related to mining companies, you will discover many others related to oil companies, banks, electric utilities, tramways, et cetera.
War bonds for everyone
A smal but interesting story about American war bonds and stamp books, told by the Museum of American Finance, see here.
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In addition to the articles above, the latest June 2012 No.3/12 issue of der aktiensammler magazine, contains the following stories (in German) :
- Assignaten - die Finanzalchemie der Franzosen, English : Assignats - paper money from the French Revolution (part 9 in a series on the evolution of money)
- Die Ebay-Spekulation läuft und läuft, in English: Ongoing speculation on Ebay
- Ebay- und Auktionsrenner : Die Obligationen der Zwangsanleihen Jérômes, or in English : The napoleonic forced loan bonds of the Kingdom of Westphalia
- Die Deutschen Werkstätten Hellerau : Erschwingliches "Schöner Wohnen", freely translated : German Workshops Hellerau : affordable design furniture
- Die Deutschen Werkstätten-Aktie aus kunsthistorischem Blickwinkel, English : The share of the Deutsche Werkstätten from an art historic perspective
- other periodical topics : Auction Reviews, Collector's Portrait, Events Calendar, Classifieds