International Bond & Share Society Adds New Members to Leadership Team in Public Relations and Membership

International Bond & Share Society Adds New Members to Leadership Team in Public Relations and Membership

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Public Relations will be headed by Bob Kerstein, CPA, CGMA and Membership will headed by Robin Majlak.

The International Bond & Share Society (IBSS) is a worldwide association of people interested in the study and collecting of stock and bond certificates, a hobby called Scripophily. The society was founded in 1978 as a non-profit organization with the goal to promote, encourage and develop all aspects of scripophily. The IBSS has members all over the world and is funded by its members. The IBSS website is located at

“We are all very excited to add both Bob and Robin to our leadership team” said Martin Zanke, Chairman of the International Bond & Share Society. Their business experience over the last 40 years has been very impressive and we look forward to contributions in adding value to our organization” added Zanke.

Robin Majlak works for Roland & Co. a company based in Southport, Connecticut. She became involved in Scripophily in 2008 when she began working for John & Diana Herzog, longtime collectors and previous owners of R. M. Smythe & Co., dealers and an auction house. Robin’s work with the Herzogs included cataloging their personal collections and items of the former Smythe inventory. Robin became interested in the history & beauty of the stock and bond certificates, and autographs.

Robin’s education and previous career was in the legal field where she worked as a real estate paralegal which included preparing all closing documents for a transfer of ownership before starting her position with the Herzogs. Robin has three children and a Wire Hair Fox Terrier. Roland & Co. sells its inventory on http://www.rolandandco. as well as on eBay.

Bob Kerstein, CPA, CGMA is the Founder and CEO. of L.L.C. and Bob has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1978. Bob is also a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants, Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Bob has more than 46 years of senior management experience as a Financial Executive in the Cellular, Cable TV, Satellite, Internet, Professional Sports and Entertainment Industries. He is the President of the Professional Scripophily Traders Association (PSTA) and Co-founder of Scripophily USA. He had worked as a Chief Financial Officer and in other capacities for both Public and non Publicly held companies prior to founding and Old Company Research. He has experience in the communications and entertainment industries including Cellular, Satellite Communications, Internet Development, Cable TV, Motion Pictures and Professional Sports.

Senior positions held by Kerstein include Cellular Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President at McCaw Cellular Corporation (Now AT&T Wireless), Chief Financial Officer at American Mobile Satellite Corporation, Chief Financial Officer at Falcon Cable TV, Director of Financial Reporting at Warner Brothers and Chief Information Officer at Orca Bay Sports and Entertainment (owners of the Vancouver Canucks and Grizzlies).

The IBSS has members all over the world and is funded exclusively by the members. The society publishes Scripophily Magazine three times a year (for a sample issue press here) offers guest speakers for special occasions.

The International Bond & Share Society members include attorneys, doctors, airline pilots, certified public accountants, college professors, pastors, financial professionals and much more. Some of the organization’s members are involved with local programs helping students better understand stocks and bonds, and the financial markets. The membership has also partnered with the Museum of American Finance, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, on an educational program to place primary source documents in local classrooms. The program is called Sharing Stocks and was founded in 2016.

To become a member of the IBSS, please click here.
Benefits include access to all of the online resources available to members only: an online forum where you can contact experts to answer questions about your old stocks and bonds and build relationships with fellow collectors, galleries of rare and beautiful Scripophily pieces, and news about the society. Subscription to our “SCRIPOPHILY” magazine with free ads for collectors (3 issues per year). Selling and buying at the IBSS’ regular exclusive mail bid auctions at low commission. Online and print opportunities for publishing your favorite Scripophily subjects. But most important is making connections with other people who share common interests. Membership in the IBSS will greatly enhance enjoyment of the hobby.

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