American Stock and Bond Collectors Association (Scripophilyusa.org) Website Launched to Raise Awareness of Collecting Stock and Bond Certificates
The American Stock and Bond Collectors Association (ASBCA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering the education and study of American historical securities. Founding Directors Bob Kerstein and Scott Winslow are pleased to announce the launch of the association website (scripophilyusa.org) devoted to the interests of collecting old stock certificates and bonds. “We have developed what we hope to be the destination site for people seeking out information on Scripophily, as the field is known” says Winslow. “We intend to foster an environment of confidence and excitement in the future growth of this wonderful and important part of the history of entrepreneurship” adds Kerstein.
Scripophily [scrip-ah-fil-ly] is the hobby’s name of collecting old stock and bond certificates. Historical certificates which otherwise have no value as financial claims, are bought for their artistic and historical value by collectors. Values range from a few dollars to more than $100,000 for the rarest. Tens of thousands of Scripophily buyers worldwide include individuals decorating their home, corporate gift buyers, and casual and serious collectors.
Those visiting the Association’s website will find much useful information on the history and collecting of stocks and bonds. Information on pricing, grading and where to get in touch with industry leading professionals will be of great assistance to new collectors as well as those who may have certificates to sell. “It is our intention to provide a platform for easy access to shared information for those wishing to become more knowledgeable in the field of Scripophily” says Winslow.
“We want to establish meaningful historical price guides, rating and scarcity standards, so buyers of Scripophily can make a more educated decision before making a purchase” Kerstein notes. Both Winslow and Kerstein are decidedly optimistic that this organization will fill the information gap that has developed as the hobby has grown through the years.
Bob Kerstein is the founder of Scripophily.com and Old Company Research Service. He is a CPA and CGMA, and has more than 39 years of senior financial management experience in the Cellular, Cable TV, Satellite, Internet, Professional Sports and Entertainment Industries. Bob is also the President of the Professional Scripophily Traders Association (PSTA) and now spends all of his time in the field of Scripophily.
Scott Winslow, president of Scott J. Winslow Associates, Inc. is a member of all the major trade organizations, including the Manuscript Society, and the prestigious Professional Autograph Dealers Association. Mr. Winslow has been involved in the paper collectibles business for over thirty years. He has given numerous talks to various groups on paper collectibles and been consulted in the identification of forged securities and historical materials.
For more information on the The American Stock and Bond Collectors Association please go to scripophilyusa.org, call Bob Kerstein at 1-703-787-3552 or Scott Winslow at 603-641-8292.