Old school, baby! :) Was going through my desk drawers and forgot I had picked up a handful of these stock certificates over the years… Quite a difference compared to our internet age, eh?
Now you can by a stock (or 1,000 of them) by just moving your finger a few times and hitting some buttons online. No more calling up your broker and yelling “SELL SELL SELL!!!” in a panic, haha… Not that I’m old enough to recall the way it was anyways ;)
Here’s some of my favorite certificates from my collection:
Recognize any of them? So neat, right? My favorites are Pan American World Airways, INC. and The Pennsylvania Railroad Company. Followed by The New York Central Railroad Company, and then The Illinois Traction one… Which is def. nice looking, I just have no idea who those guys are ;) I’d REALLY love to find some older, more famous, companies like Coca-Cola or Apple computers! How cool would that be?!
If you like this kinda stuff, these old stock certificates don’t cost that much to pick up – maybe $3 to $10 all depending on where you find them and what company is listed on ’em. I once got a couple for $1.00 a piece – much cheaper at yard sales than, say, an antique shop.
Anyways, thought these were fun and wanted to share ’em with you today… Anyone else collect old stock certs? Or better yet – have purchased them *originally* from back in the day?? With your name on them and all? I’d frame those bad boys and plop them right up in my Blogger Den ASAP, haha… Would make me more distinguished looking fo sho ;)