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
Edison Phonograph Works (NJ) Edison, Thomas A. 9-Jun SPINK-296 1951 1888 BR S I&SO/V $2,000 $1,100 20% $1,320 VF+; #21; 44 166/1000 shs; signed twice by Edison
Dirigo Films (ME) Entertainment 5-Jul SM#250 7382 1922 BR S n/a $100 $75 15% $86 U;VF;#24;"ornate border"
Louisiana Purchase Exposition Co. (MO) Expositions & Centennials Sep-99 WINS#18 572 1902 S n/a $875 $750 0% $750 U; VF
Merchants Despatch Transportation Co. Fargo, James C. 1-Jan SM#205 2064 1872 S SO $625 $300 12% $336 VF+;2 rare RN-P2's;light pen cancellation
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Field, Marshall Jan-95 SM#134 1251 1881 S I&SV $3,000 $2,000 10% $2,200 EF+
Coca Cola Co. (DE) Food & Drink 9-Jan S-SM#292 3516 1929 BL/ S n/a $625 $440 20% $528 VF+; 20 shs; #5859; Certificat of Purchase class 'A' stock
West Indies Sugar (DE) Food & Drink 1-Feb SM#206 5610 1956 S n/a $113 $80 12% $90 VF+;I&SV by Mary Martin
ALS - re: personal loan request Garfield, James A. Oct-95 HISTAUTO 108 1877 ALS S $550 $550 10% $605 F
Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railroad Co. Gould, Jay Jan-92 SM#102 223 1881 S I&SV $300 $300 10% $330
Chicago, St. Louis & Pittsburgh Railroad Co. (IN-IL) Guggenheim, Meyer 7-Jul SM#272 1340 1887 BR S I&SV $3,000 $1,400 15% $1,610 VF+
MDS - Request for Ax Harrison, William Henry Oct-95 HISTAUTO 135 1796 MDS S $1,050 $700 10% $770 9th President; VF
Wrigley Pharmaceutical (CA) Hospitals & Medical 1-May Hola #9V1 384 1929 S n/a $114 $100 12% $112 U;EF
North American Phonograph Co. (NJ) Insull, Samuel Sep-95 SM#142 1531 1892 B SO $450 $825 10% $908 #126
Chinese Government (China) International 2-Oct LABARRE K634 1913 GB n/a $800 PL;U;E:"bonds pretty much taken off market"
Societe Anonyme L'Exposition Religieuse International International 1-Jan SM#205 2361 1900 S n/a $625 $625 12% $700 U;VF;very large;unusual;spectacular Paris image
Free Frank Jefferson, Thomas Mar-94 WINS#9403 217 FF S $4,125 $3,500 10% $3,850 professionally reinforced fold
DS - Receipt Lee, Robert E. Oct-95 HISTAUTO 183 1868 DS S $3,500 $2,500 10% $2,750 Framed; EF; frame worn
DS - Naval Appointment Madison, James Dec-94 EARLY-AMER 81 1813 DS S $2,250 10% $2,475 Premium example
Commercial Tobacco Co. Inc. (DE) Manufacturing Apr-97 ERIK BOONE 570 1900 S n/a $86 $107 18% $126 VF
Levi Strauss & Co. (DE) Manufacturing Nov-00 SSI#11 168 1971 S n/a $95 $100 10% $110 VF+
United States Pneumatic Horse Collar Co. (WV) Manufacturing Nov-98 SM-PL1198 C4034 1899 S n/a $100 15% $115 Price List; VF
ALS - re:bestowing honors upon Gen. Z.Taylor& troops-Mexican-Amer.War Meredith, William Morris Winter-06 Winslow 1848 ALS SO $1,500 - $1,500 Catalog;fold marks;light wear;chink along bottom right crease
Alton Gold Mining Co. (CO) Mining 2-Dec Holabird 12/02 340 1897 S n/a $150 $70 15% $81 U;VF;small tears at tops of folds
Arthur Consolidated Gold & Silver Mining Co. (CA) Mining Jun-00 Holabird-6/00 273 1879 S n/a $200 $180 10% $198 U
Big Stick Gold Mining Co. (AZ) Mining 1-Nov SM#214 5219 1908 S n/a $225 $130 10% $143 U;VF+