Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Digest of scripophily readings II

New online scripophily articles and references, Jan 2012

Future benefits of joining the IBSS
Joining IBSS yields immediate benefits, see here, but also future benefits as told here by Terry Cox.

German shipping scripophily reference
Dieter Engel maintains a great reference site,  in German, on German shipping companies and their certificates. Here's the link to his Maritime Historische Wertpapiere with further links to Maritime Firmen (shipping companies) and Stahlschraubendamper (screw steamers).  Dieter Engel's scripophily site must have been around for quite some time, yet, I only discovered it recently.

Shares and bonds from Tasmania
Also by Dieter Engel : an interesting page on the development of Tasmania. In German.

James Bond scripophily
Bill Benz brings a story on spy satellites.

The men that made Hawaï
.. a great Biographical Reference Library, complete and authentic, of the men of note and substantial achievement in the Hawaiian islands, by John William Siddall
There is a link that you can use to download a PDF version. These PDF versions of the digitized books can easily be browsed on keywords like 'railway', 'telephone company', ... etc. There is also an index by region.

Enzyklopädie des Eisenbahnwesens - Encyclopedia of railways 1912
A 10 volume set in German put together by Victor von Röll. PDF versions from the Internet Archive available here.

Scripophily Magazine, now in A4 format !
In addition to the articles above, the brand new December 2011 No.87 issue of Scripophily magazine, published by the International Bond and Share Society , contains the following stories :
  • Scripophily featured on TV show History Detectives (Harlem Associated Heirs Title Co.)
  • Where do abandoned stock certificates go in Pennsylvania ?
  • Scripophily takes a turn on the wild side (sale of No. 1 stock in Lehman Brothers Holdings)
  • Brazilian Bond Speculation
  • Cox's Corner : What drives our hobby  ?
  • The Empain companies in Egypt
  • Aspen Colorado (mining & gold mining USA) 
  • Two classic masterpieces (art on scripophily)
  • other periodical topics : News and Reviews, Auction Reviews, Events Calendar



  1. That is true. As an author and business man, I can relate to how you said,"Dieter Engel maintains a great reference site,in German, on German shipping companies and their certificates".I hope more people discover your blog because you really know what you're talking about. Can't wait to read more from you!

  2. I was happy when I read Digest of scripophily readings I and also now I am happy to see this Digest of scripophily readings II.