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
Hanover & York Railroad (PA) Railroads 4-Jun SM#239 5665 1879 S n/a $150 $120 15% $138 VF+
Indiana Southern Railway Co. (IN) Railroads 1-Feb SM#206 5774 1866 B n/a $250 $120 12% $134 U;VF+;$1000 First Mortgage Bond
Keokuk & Des Moines Railway Co. (IA) Railroads 8-Oct WINS#0810 684 1878 BK S n/a $40 $24 15% $28 100 shs
Los Angeles Consolidated Electric Railway Co. (CA) Railroads Feb-99 SM#183 5538 1892 GB n/a $200 $160 10% $176 VF+
Michigan Central Railroad Co. (MI) Railroads 10-Feb SPINK#300 396 1896 GR/BK B I&SV $250 $280 20% $336 VF; $1000 5%; #621; I&SV: George W. Vanderbilt
Montreal & Plattsburgh Railroad Co. (NY) Railroads 6-Jul SM#262 5354 1871 RD S n/a $125 $120 15% $138 VF;#48;light staining from stub,left;light toning
New River, Holston & Western Railroad (VA) Railroads 3-Feb SM#227 5501 1912 S n/a $200 $145 15% $167 VF+;#32;"only second we have seen"
Northern & Southern West Virginia Railroad Co. (WV) Railroads 6-Dec SM#269 5200 1872 B n/a $150 $100 15% $115 U;VF+
Pennsylvania & Delaware Railway Co. (PA-DE) Railroads 6-Jul SM#262 5397 1873 S n/a $225 $200 15% $230 VF;"1st we've seen";minor junction holes
Port Royal Docks, Warehousing, Transportation & Banking (SC) Railroads 1-Jun SM#212 5463 1878 S n/a $200 $160 10% $176 VF;#12;uneven toning center
Rock Island, Arkansas & Louisiana Railroad (AR-LA) Railroads 3-Feb SM#227 5555 1905 S n/a $100 $72 15% $83 VF+;#21;"ornate border"
Shelby County Railway (MO) Railroads 4-Nov SM#242 5624 1929 B n/a $150 $110 15% $127 U;VF;"rare-1st we've seen";minor staining rt
St. Lawrence & Adirondack Railway (Quebec) Railroads Jan-00 SM#194 2163 1891 B n/a $300 $300 12% $336 VF+;Specimen
Tiffin & Fort Wayne Railroad Co. (OH) Railroads Nov-97 SM#170 2266 1857 B n/a $125 $110 10% $121 U; VF; fold split and repairs
Wabash Railroad Co. (MI-OH-IN-IL-MO-IA) Railroads 1-Nov SM#214 5812 1900 S n/a $125 $110 10% $121 VF+
Wisconsin, Minnesota & Pacific Railway Co. Railroads 6-Mar SM-PL0603 1884 GY S n/a $150 $150 VF;Price List;#1
Yellowstone Park Hotel (DE) Resorts & Hotels 6-Mar SM-PL0603 1929 RD/BL S n/a $1,500 $1,500 VF+;Price List;low serial number;"unusual desisgns on certif"
Wagner Palace Car Co. (NY) Rockefeller, William 7-Jul SM#272 1367 1888 BR S I/ST $300 $350 15% $403 VF+;"beautiful and ornate vignette"
Oregon & Transcontinental Co. (OR) Sage, Russell 1-Jun SM#212 5453 1884 S I&S/O $200 $95 10% $105 VF
LS - written & signed to T.J.Wood re:Gen. Prices' appointment as P.M. Sherman, William Tecumseh 2-Dec WINS#0212 382 1869 LS SO $350 $210 10% $231 couple of old splits
Consolidated Steamship Lines (ME) Shipping 1-May SSI#12 583 1907 S n/a $95 $100 10% $110 U;VF+;"scarce"
New York & New Jersey Ferry Co. (NY) Shipping 4-Feb SM#236 6255 1896 S n/a $250 15% $230 VF+;s/b:Emmanuel Lehman
South Boston Yacht Club (MA) Shipping 3-Sep WINS 0903 769 1898 B n/a $40 $50 10% $55 VF;$10 Bond
Boston American League Base-Ball Club (NJ-MA) Sports 3-Sep WINS 0903 762 1911 S n/a $800 $680 10% $748 VF;"early stock rather scarce";s/b:John I.Taylor
ALS - anticipation of Pres. Johnson's impeachment Stanton, Edwin M. May-97 SIG#7 503 1868 ALS S $550 $450 10% $495 VG; 8vo; Lincoln's Secy of War