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Don’t be fooled by imitations.  We have been researching company stock and bond certificates since 1880.
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Old Stock and Bond Certificates may still be valuable even if the stock no longer trades under the name printed on the certificate.

  • Did the company go out of business?
  • Is the company in business under a different name?
  • Was the company acquired by another company?
  • How do I get in touch with the current company?
  • Does the Stock Certificate have Collector Value?

Let our Old Company Stock Research Service find out the answers to your questions.

Old Company Stock Research Service is celebrating 138 Years of continuous service and on the Internet since 1996. The company was founded and is managed by Bob Kerstein, CPA. Old Company Stock Research Service is the successor to the archives, publishing rights and copyrights on obsolete research reference material published by the Marvyn Scudders Manuals, the Robert D. Fisher Manuals,  R.M. Smythe, and the Herzog & Co., Inc. obsolete research services, which have been performed continuously since 1880.

About Our Company Founder

Bob Kerstein, CPA, CGMA is the Founder and CEO. of Scripophily.com’s Old Company Research Services. 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. He had worked as a Chief Financial Officer and in other capacities for both Public and non Publicly held companies prior to founding Scripophily.com and Old Company Research. He has more than 42 years experience in the communications and entertainment industries including Cellular, Satellite Communications, Internet Development, Cable TV, Motion Pictures and Professional Sports.


See Mr. Kerstein’s article in the Journal of Accountancy
issued by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

See Stock Certificate Expert Bob Kerstein, CEO Scripophily.com
discuss Stock Certificates in Bloomberg on November 7, 2012,
on CNBC with Jane Wells discussing the Facebook IPO on 5/17/2012, and Inside Edition and the Today Show on 4/13/2012

Our Research Service

If you have acquired old stock or bond certificates from anywhere in the world, and the company is no longer  traded on an exchange or you can’t locate it on the internet, our old company stock research service can help you find out about the company.

Let our staff help you find out the answers with your old stock research.

OUR SERVICE For a Flat Fee of $39.95 per company, we will serve as your Old Stock Detective SM and  will provide you with a brief profile of old companies whose original identities have been lost due to a change in name, merger, acquisition, dissolution, reorganization, bankruptcy or charter cancellation.  If it is determined the certificates have no investment value, we may be interested in buying the certificate as a collectible.  Our affiliated company, Scripophily.com, is the World’s #1 buyer and seller of Stock and Bond certificates. 

If we do not find any information regarding the old company being researched, you are not charged for our service or time.  In fact, we don’t even charge you until our research is completed. If you are interested in using our service, Click Here to go to our secure server for ordering instructions to pay by credit card or by PayPal or you can use the blue form below.  If you rather pay by check  or send us your credit card information by mail, you can print out our Fax and Mail Order Form by Clicking Here.  

Old Stock Research Service – Our old company research process usually takes anywhere from several days up to three weeks once payment method had been received. If you would like to use this service,  please go to the bottom of this page and complete the information to sign up on our secure server.  At a minimum, we will need the company’s name, state of incorporation, and the date the certificate was issued. Once you complete the form below please click on add to shopping cart.  If you have more than one company to research, please follow the same process.  If you would rather order by mail or fax, or you can print out our Mail and Fax Order Form by Clicking Here to send us the information.

If you have any questions, please call us toll free at 1-888-STOCKS6 or 703-787-3552 or  send us an email to Old Company Research .

If we do not find any information regarding the company we are researching, you are not charged
. In fact, your credit card is not charged or check is not deposited until we find out what happened to the company. If you would like to proceed, please provided payment information for this service on our secure server by clicking on the Add to Cart button below and simply follow the instructions. If you have any questions, please call our toll free number at 1-888-STOCKS6. If you prefer to pay by check, please send the check and a copy of both sides of the certificate to:

Scripophily.com
Lockbox Payment
P.O. Box 223795
Chantilly, Virginia
20153

Toll Free 1-888-STOCKS6 (1-888-786-2576)
Direct 703-579-4209
Fax 703-995-4422

Order Service Here

Old Stock and Bond Research Service

Old Company Stock and Bond Research Service

Product #: StockResearchService

Normal Price: $69.95
Our Sales Price: $39.95

To order the company research service, please fill in the following information for the company you would like researched and click on the"Add to My Shopping Cart" button down below. For more than one company to be researched, simply return hit the + sign Add another company below and follow the same process for the next company. Please note that you are not charged for shipping when we send your research findings by email. Please select "Research Old Stocks Email" as your shipping method in the scroll down menu when you are checking out.
1. Full Company Name:

2. State or Province and Country of Incorporation:

3. Year of Incorporation, if available:

4. Par Value of Stock, if available:

5. Date Certificate was Issued:

[ + ] Add another company




The minimum information we need to start the process is the company name, state of incorporation, and the date the certificate was issued. Once you complete the information form, please click on "Add to shopping cart".

If you have more than one company to research, please click on [ + ] Add another company above and another template will appear for another company's information. If you would rather order by mail or fax, or you can print out our Mail and Fax Order Form by Clicking Here to send us the information.


If you have any questions, please call our toll free number at 1-888-STOCKS6 ( 1-888-786-2576 ) or dial direct to 703-787-3552 or send us an email to Old Company Research .

The minimum information we need to start the process is the company name, state of incorporation, and the date the certificate was issued. Once you complete the information form, please click on “Add to shopping cart”. If you have more than one company to research, please click on [ + ] Add another company above and another template will appear for another company’s information.  If you would rather order by mail or fax, or you can print out our Mail and Fax Order Form by Clicking Here to send us the information.

If you have any questions, please call our toll free number at 1-888-STOCKS6  ( 1-888-786-2576 ) or dial direct to 703-787-3552.or  send us an email message using the form below:

Mailing Address:
OldCompany.com
P.O. Box 223795
Chantilly, Virginia
20153

Phone Toll Free 1-888-STOCKS6 (1.888.786.2576) or
Direct 1.703.787-3552
Fax 1.703.995.4422 or 703-904-0878

 

Old Company / Scripophily Press Releases

Scripophily.com Press Releases
NEWS – WASHINGTON, DC – Scripophily.com’s Old Company Stock Research Service has acquired the Old Stock & Bond Research R.M. Smythe Archives from Herzog & Co., Inc. The asset purchase includes all archives, publishing rights and copyrights on obsolete research reference material published by the Marvyn Scudders Manuals, the Robert D. Fisher Manuals, and the Herzog & Co., Inc. obsolete research services, which have been performed continuously since 1880. John Herzog, President of Herzog & Co., Inc. said “My wife, Diana, and I are very pleased with this transfer to Scripophily.com, and know that Bob will continue his excellent work and spearhead the digitizing and reorganizing of this classic American research that we were always proud to have taken part in continuing.”

Bob on CNBC Video Interview
Bob on CNBC Video Interview
Bob on CNBC Video Interview
Bob on CNBC Video Interview
Bob Kerstein, CEO with Jane Wells - CNBC Interview
Bob Kerstein, CEO with Jane Wells – CNBC Interview