- About Us
We are collectors too!
ABOUT THE OWNER
As the owner and operator of Collectible Stocks and Bonds, I am also an avid collector. I started collecting old certificates in 1991. Originally a paper money collector, I found stocks and bonds to provide more historical interest. The website arrived in 1996 to provide more exposure to the hobby.
HOW WE STARTED
I started Collectible Stocks and Bonds in 1993 by selling railroad certificates at train shows in the Midwest (Omaha, then Toledo). Always the computer geek, I tied my interests in stocks to a new thing called the internet and started selling online in 1994. Later (1996), I came up with this website, OldStocks.com. Many evolutions and revisions later, you have the website that you are navigating today. We update and add catalog items often so please stop by from time to time. I live just outside of Hershey, PA. My wife puts up with the piles of stocks but there aren't any outside of my home office or my desk at work. Hopefully, you have more leeway than I receive!
WHAT WE SELL
Collectible Stocks and Bonds serves both novice and advanced collectors. We focus on affordable, novelty pieces but offer a few highly desirable collectors items when we can find them. Our categories include stock certificate sets, scandals, popular railroads, automotive companies, and general industry. We only sell real certificates that were used in tradding and commerce. Our items will rarely be mint or uncirculated due to the real nature of our collectibles. We currently only ship to the United States and Canada as we focus in North American certificates. Our new catalog (this site) makes shoppng easy and secure. We take all major credit cards and PayPal for payment. We only sell online.
Our pricing is based on a number of references - past auction sales, other dealers, similar pieces, our cost basis, and sometimes only best guess. We do have to make a profit so please understand this premise if you think we are overpriced or unfair in our charges. You will find that we are comparable to other dealers, sometimes cheaper. However, if you are not pleased, we offer a 100% refund.
PRODUCT DESCRIPTIONS AND PICTURES
We describe the detail and condition of our items as best we can. We also add some company history in each product page for fun and histoircal education. Please note that some pictures may only be representative of the inventory available. If we have more than one piece, we are unable to scan and display every piece. Unless otherwise noted, that there are variations for signatures, cancellation marks/holes, and dates. Colors will be as noted and pictured. Please contact us if you questions about any product. We also offer no-questions returns for 100% satisfaction.
Have fun browsing our collection!
Eric Drum, Owner & collector