Friday, January 13, 2023

"Auction Explosion!" says Scripophily magazine

Scripophily is the world’s most comprehensive and insightful publication for passionate collectors and active researchers of antique securities. 

The magazine uncovers the stories and features of historic and artistic securities. It brings tales of famous and forgotten business plot twists and memorable personalities. In addition, reports from the auction markets help you to stay up-to-date.

Scripophily, a three-yearly periodical, printed on high quality paper, is the flagship of The International Bond and Share Society (IBSS). 

Here is an overview on the topics brought in the latest issue :
  • Events Calendar 
  • Michigan Copper Mining Stock Discovered
  • Boone To Celebrate 40 years with International Scripophily Event in Antwerp
  • Earliest known German Stock Hammered Down at 72,000 Euros
  • Bang-Up Scripophily at Bonhams New York
  • National Show Back on Track! (27 & 28 Jan 2023, Crown Plaza-Dulles Airport)
  • Banks in Transition: From Counters to Apps (Swiss Finance Museum new exhibition) 
  • Address on Stock Leads to Present Day 
  • eBay Seller Name Fraudulently Used to Pitch Scam
  • Letter to the Editor 
  • Lingenfelter Collection Donated to the University of California at San Diego 
  • EDHAM wins Wikipedia Award and awards Professor Wanner Prize 
  • $2.4 Million for one Bond (Marchel Duchamp at Christie's)
  • The Winpennys of Manyunk
  • Specialization in Our Hobby
  • Deutsche Bank Part III: Shares in Deutsche Bank as a Mirror of German Currency History
  • W. Y. O. D. and Other Strange Mining Company Names
  • Modernizing Certificates 
  • Agua Suja Mining Co., Ltd - Diamonds in Brazil 
  • Charles Yerkes and the West Chicago Street Railroad

Until 2010 LLoyd Aéreo Boliviano was the principal airline of Bolivia. Founded in 1925, LAB is one of the earliest airlines in the world. This share, issued in 1926 La Paz, sold in HWPH's Sep 2022 auction for €160. 

In its current issue Scripophily reports on exceptional auction activity from recent months. Five-digit amounts are hammered for top historic items, such as:
  • John D. Rockefeller Standard Oil Company founders' stock certificate (Bonhams, $28,000)
  • the oldest known German share certificate from the Embden Asiatic Company which traded with China (FHW, €72,000)
  • Oost-Indische Compagnie aka V.O.C. bond (HWPH, €40,000)
  • the oldest loan of the City of Antwerp from 1558 (Booneshares, €36,000) 
  • Nikola Tesla owned share in the Nikola Tesla Company (Bonhams, $28,000) 
  • and a share owned by Frederick-William III of Prussia (HWPH, €25,000) 
More details and images on these recent scripophily highlights, and many other discoveries, can be found in the 48 pages counting December issue.

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