Historical Price Database

WHACO, the acronym for Washington Historical Autograph and Certificate Organization was formed in 1994 and remained in existence until 2014. Founded by George and Juanada Teas, the club’s inspiration resulted from a large group of collectors residing in the greater Virginia and Maryland area. It soon gathered many additional members from around the nation. George and Juanada worked tirelessly for many years running the annual WHACO show from 1994 – 2000. During the period from 1994 through 2005, they compiled a highly important and useful database of auction records detailing sale results of virtually every important Scripophily auction held in the United States. With over 36,000 entries, it remains as the most comprehensive record of auction sales related to old stocks and bonds in America. Through the generosity of George and Juanada, we’re pleased to be able to make this information available to interested users. We hope you find this information helpful in your research and collecting endeavors.

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NameCategoryAuction DateAuction CatalogItem NumberYear SignedColorTypeSignedEst-AskRealizedComm-DiscCostRemarks
Wagner Palace Car Co. (NY) Rockefeller, William Jul-00 Wins#20 86 1889 S I&SV $500 $500 10% $550 VF
Oregon & Transcontinental Co. (OR) Sage, Russell 1-Feb SM#206 5865 1884 S I&SV $213 $200 12% $224 VF
LS - Regrets Sherman, William Tecumseh Nov-94 UNIVERSITY-119 92 1873 LS S $700 0% $700 Catalog; 8vo
Consolidated Steamship Lines (ME) Shipping Nov-00 SSI#11 523 1907 S n/a $95 $1,000 10% $1,100 U;VF+;"scarce"
New York & New Jersey Ferry Co. (NJ) Shipping Oct-99 SSI#9 406 1896 S n/a $75 $75 10% $83 VF
South Boston Yacht Club (MA) Shipping Mar-99 WINS#17 1081 1898 B n/a $50 $55 0% $55 F
Boston American League Base-Ball Club (NJ-MA) Sports 2-Nov WINS#26 655 1904 S n/a $1,000 $900 10% $990 E;s/b:Joseph Pelletier as president of team
ALS - Financial Content Stanley, Freelan O. Apr-95 HISTAUTO 395 1911 ALS S $1,050 $1,475 10% $1,623 F; Stanley Steamer; film inventor
County of Lawrence (Dakota Terr.) State & Treasury Bonds 4-Jun SM#239 5822 1879 B n/a $63 $80 15% $92 VF+
State of Alabama (Cr. 61D) (AL) State & Treasury Bonds 4-Oct SM#241 2293 1861 B n/a $213 $250 15% $288 U;VF
State of South Carolina (Cr. 61F) (SC) State & Treasury Bonds 3-Jun SM#230 5705 1861 B n/a $300 $300 15% $345 VF;Military Defence of the State
Mobile Street Railroad Co. (AL) Stillman, James 2-Mar SM#217 1239 1893 S SO $1,250 $1,000 10% $1,100 U;VF+;bold uncancelled signature;light stain
Texian Loan of One Million Dollars (CR.62A) (TX) Texas 3-Jun SM#229 3543 1862 B n/a $400 $1,200 15% $1,380 VF;minor splits
Harrisburg, Portsmouth, Mount Joy & Lancaster RR (PA) Turnpikes, Bridges & Roads 2-Apr SM#218 5165 1819 S n/a $125 $120 12% $134 VF;minor edge chipping;"ornate border"
ALS -- Acknowledgment to Amer. Literary Union Van Buren, Martin May-97 SIG#7 13 1852 ALS SO $500 $400 10% $440 VG; 4to; 8th U.S. President
Staten Island Railroad Co. (NY) Vanderbilt, Jacob H. Mar-95 SM#136 2209 1864 S I&SV $1,000 $700 10% $770 VF+; penn cancelled across text
ALS -- Personal Content Washington, George Nov-94 WINS#9411 370 1781 ALS S $25,000 $16,000 10% $17,600 President; professionally silked
Raquette Lake Railway Co. (NY) Whitney, Payne Jan-92 SM#102 306 1913 S I&SV $250 $250 10% $275
Planet Consolodated Drift Gravel Mining Co. (CA) Mining 10-May Holabird-5/10 307 1884 BK S n/a $213 $250 17.50% $294 VF; U; #14 for 100 shs; Grass Valley, Nevada County
Monarch Copper Mining & Development Co. (CO) Mining 10-May Holabird-10/10 3329 1917 BK/GS S n/a $37 $21 18% $25 U; n.c.; #52; 91 $1 shs