Friday, March 20, 2015

Booklet : 1984 Exhibition of Antique Bonds and Share Certificates at the Sydney Stock Exchange

In 1984, more than 30 years ago, the Sydney Stock Exchange was home to what was probably one of the first scripophily exhibitions on the Australian continent.

Automatic Telephones (Australasia) Limited stock certificate
Automatic Telephones (Australasia) Limited
Deferred shares of 1/- each , 191x
black and white photocopy from the booklet
double-click image to enlarge

Author Estella C. Robinson introduces us into the fascinating world of the 

scrip collector and researcher .. who .. thrives on debacles, failures, 
conspiracies, frauds - the more spectacular the better.
The certificate is the tangible surviving link which breathes life into history. 

Estella Robinson passed away in 1985 and was a pioneer when introducing the hobby of scripophily through numerous columns in Australian Coin Review magazine.
exhibition booklet by The Sydney Stock Exchange Limited

  • Title : Exhibition of Antique Bonds and Share Certificates, January 16 to 27, 1984
  • Authors : Estella Camhi Robinson
  • ID : no ISBN number, printed by The Sydney Stock Exchange Limited, 1984
  • Languages : English
  • Number of pages : 26
  • Images : 13 large black and white images 
  • Indexes : no index

The booklet is a low-cost photocopy publication, hence the lower quality of the images. Thirteen Australian certificates are depicted and described with a brief historic company profile.

Other numismatic publications by the author :
  • Seven Seas guide to Australian coins and tokens, Dubbo : Seven Seas Stamps, 1981 
  • A guide to Australian coins, Sydney Readers Digest Services, 1978 


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