Olevian Numismatic Rarities
Surprise Set of 5 Stock Certificates: Great American Corporations (1920's to 1970's)
Throughout history, companies competed to produce the most impressive stock and bond certificates with brilliant colors, intricate designs, and beautiful vignettes. However, with the rise of the internet and online brokerage firms in the 1990s, the need for physical certificates disappeared. One by one, companies quietly discontinued issuance of their paper stocks and bonds. The eventual demise of the stock certificate ends a tradition that extends back at least 400 years, when the Dutch East Indies Company became the first company to issue certificates. Today, the beautiful stock and bond certificates that remain are enduring relics from a bygone era in American financial history.
This set includes a custom assortment of 5 different vintage stock certificates issued by great American corporations between the 1920s and the 1980s. The exact 5 that you receive will be a surprise, which adds to the fun! The corporations will be randomly selected from an inventory of at least 100 different company stock certificates from numerous industries. The more sets you order, the greater the variety you will likely receive.
Please note: Each set is compiled individually so some duplication across multiple sets is possible. You are guaranteed to receive 5 certificates from 5 different companies with at least 3 colors represented.
Possible colors include various shades of blue, green, purple, red, magenta, yellow, orange, brown, grey, and other colors.
Possible Industries: Agriculture, Automotive, Aviation, Banking, Breweries, Clocks, Entertainment, Food Products, Hotels, Insurance, Investments, Lumber, Mining, Oil, Printing, Railroad, Real Estate, Retail, Telephone, Telegraph, Tobacco, Utilities, and more!
Possible Companies: A & P- Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea, Admiral, Air Products & Chemicals, American Airlines, American Brands, American Cable & Radio, American General Insurance, American Radiator & Standard, American Standard, American Telephone & Telegraph, American Tobacco, Anaconda, Atlantic Richfield, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, Blue Ridge, Bond Stores, Boston & Maine, Boston & Providence, Calumet & Hecla, Chase Manhattan, Chicago Rock Island & Pacific Railroad, Collins Radio, Columbus & Southern Ohio Electric, Corning International, Dome Mines, Dow Chemical, Erie Railroad, Faberge, Ford International, General Foods, General Motors, Georgia Pacific, Gulf States Utilities, Howard Johnson, International Mercantile Marine, Irving Trust, International Telephone & Telegraph, Lehigh Coal & Navigation, Macy Credit, Martin Marietta, Massey-Ferguson, Mississippi River Corp, Monmouth Park Jockey, Monsanto, New Your, Lackawanna & Western Railway, North American Light & Power, North American Rockwell, Old Colony Railroad, Pan American Airways, Penn Central, Pennsylvania Railroad, Phelps Dodge, Phillips Van-Heusen, Reading Railroad, Seatrain Lines, Sell Oil-Bond, Shulton, Socony Mobile Oil, Standard Oil, Sterling Precision, Studebaker, Tenneco, Tribune Oil, Transworld Airlines, Union Carbide, Union Pacific, United Airlines, United States Lines, United States Steel, Universal Oil Products, Wallace-Murray, Washington Gas Light, Western Union, White Motor, and more!
12"L x 8"W x .1"H
- OriginUnited States
— Includes Certificate Of Authenticity
— Set of 5 Stock Randomly Selected Certificates
— Dimensions: 12"L x 8"W
Please Note: The item you receive will match the quality of the one shown, but may vary slightly due to the nature of original historical documents. All corporations listed will be included but colors and styles may vary. Stocks and bonds may be neatly stamped and/or punch cancelled and are no longer negotiable. Bonds with payment coupons may have variable numbers of attached coupons remaining.
All stock certificates have been canceled.
Shipping AvailabilityUnited States
Shipping PolicyStandard Ground Shipping
Ship In3-4 weeks ⓘ
Return PolicyFinal sale, not eligible for return or cancellation