Monday, September 1, 2014

Exhibition & Reference book: Historische Wertpapiere aus Bochum

Bochum-Gelsenkirchener Strassenbahnen
1000 Mark share certificate, 1896

The exhibition Historische Wertpapiere aus Bochum presents Bochum’s industrial  and financial history in 138 real size reproductions of antique securities and documents. The major part of the papers represented in the exhibition come from the collection of Gerhard Wegener. On 9 September 2014 at 18:30 scripophily expert Claus Müller will give the exhibition's opening speech.  

Practical info Historische Wertpapiere aus Bochum – Stadtgeschichte auf historischen Dokumenten von 1845 bis heute : 
  • Location : Haus der Geschichte des Ruhrgebiets, Clemensstr. 17-19, 44789 Bochum, GERMANY
  • Duration : 9 September 2014 – 17 October 2014
  • Opening hours : Monday to Friday  9.00 – 18.00 Uhr
  • No entrance free.

book Historische Wertpapiere aus Bochum - Gerhard Wegener
Historische Wertpapiere aus Bochum
Gerhard Wegener

For those who can not make it to the exhibition, there is the book  !
Historic Papers from Bochum  - City history on historical documents from 1845 to today is self-published by Gerhard Wegener, collector of paper money and securities from the city of Bochum. In the book the author lists up the included companies with a history profile, an overview of the known certificates (described with their type, place of issue, denomination, date of issue, circulation) and images. The catalogue is written in German and is directly available from the author, eMail:, at the price of 28 EUR (30 EUR including shipment).


Special thanks to Jürgen Weritz, Weritz Werbung, also known for his work on scripophily artists, see here, who was so kind to inform me about this scripophily initiative.

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