The collecting of defunct stocks and bonds caught the attention of collectors in 1975. A British contest gave the hobby its name in 1978.
The project has been cataloging stocks and bonds from North American railroads for over 30 years and coal companies for about ten.
This project depends heavily on collectors who contribute images and information. There are almost 21,000 images of certificates on this site, most of which come from collectors.
The International Bond & Share Society is the only organization dedicated entirely to the collecting of stocks and bonds.
... concerning certificates issued by railroad companies, certificates issued by coal companies, and dealers who sell those kinds of certificates. You may access those databases either from the menu above, or by clicking the images or links below.
There are over 200 pages on this site, all accessible from the top menubar. The railroad, coal, and dealer database pages get the most traffic, but here are the quick links to the most popular informational pages.