New Money from Old Stock Certificates

Save your cancelled stock certificates if you have any. They may have a new value. There are only a few companies left that print paper certificates; the rest keep digital records. Old certificates may have unusual designs, mini artwork, and autographs by important executives, and they represent our history. A record price was paid for an 1880s Standard Oil Co. certificate signed by John D. Rockefeller. Years ago we sent paper certificates for one share of Playboy or Disney stock as unusual gifts. We framed our certificates for original McDonald’s stock and for the later offering that was signed by Ray Kroc, founder of the company (he didn’t sign the first shares). Each canceled certificate is worth several hundred dollars today.

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Photo: Businessweek.com, Disney

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#6 I have an old certificate.... ...LadyW8tn41 2013-03-23 17:49
for two $2 Shares of AT&T pre-break-up. They are dated 1972. I have tried to sell them on Ebay--on Craigslist--eve n tried bartering for something I needed--no takers. Disappointing.
#5 stock certificatesSusan61 2013-03-21 09:46
I would like more information on where to find out if the stock certificates I own have any value...most are oil or mineral mine certificates
#4 stock certificatesaries10 2013-03-21 09:44
My mom has an full book of old stock certificates. They have never been used. Are they maybe worth something?
#3 Ray Krocwellsliq 2013-03-20 18:33
The movers and shakers behind McDonald's was the McDonal family not Ray Kroc.

All that stuff about him is just that a Kroc.

He was the beneficiary of their largesse.

He took credit where no credit was do.
#2 New Money From Old Stock Certificatescatclawrose 2013-03-20 17:57
How do you learn about the "value" of the stock certificates ? I have three certificates,(i ncluding #1 !), for the Columbia cattle Company. How are prices determined ?
#1 Stock Certificateswinglo 2013-03-20 16:47
I have over 20 old paper certificates. Where do I go to sell them???Please advise. Gloria Devereaux

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