Those interested in historic stocks and bonds from Israel and Palestine should have a look at The Shekel, in particular Volume XIV, No. 4, July-August, 1981.
Journal of Israel & Judaic History & Numismatics
In 1968 the American Israel Numismatic Association (AINA) started publishing its journal The Shekel. The magazine encourages the study and collection of Judaic numismatics in the broadest sense. Volume XIV, No. 4, July-August, 1981, contains a topic for us.
In Scripophily: Judaic fiscal history, author Sidney L. Olson brings a ten page story on securities from Palestine and Israel. Twelve black-and-white images show stocks and bonds issued in British pound, Turkish lira, rubles, Egyptian pound, Palestine pound and lirot (Israeli pound).
|The full name for Agrobank is Agriculture & Building Bank for Palestine, Ltd. |
This 3% debenture for 2 Palestine pounds was issued in Tel-Aviv, 1939.
This is one of the certificates illustrating the SL Olsen article.
Courtesy by HWPH
There is good news. You can read the article online for free. All Shekel journals were digitized from 1968 up to 2010 by the Internet Archive. Here are the links :
- The Shekel on the Internet Archive
- Volume XIV, No. 4, July-August, 1981, containing Scripophily: Judaic fiscal history
After opening an online version of the journal, you'll find a link for a downloadable PDF version.
Likely other issues also contain scripophily material. I'd be happy to know about that.
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