I began my collection about fifteen years ago when I saw an advertisement in the Wall Street Journal offering ten antique cancelled stock certificates for only two dollars. Since I was a university accounting professor (and still am), I was aware of how much difficulty my students were having with the accounting problems of common stock. Not only had my students never seen a stock certificate, they could not tell the difference between common stock and livestock (like on a farm). Therefore, I decided to invest two dollars and obtain ten certificates to use as examples in my accounting classes. As the old saying goes, the rest is history.
Accounting Historians, Academy of
"Accounting history hobbies; Scripophily,"
Accounting Historians Notebook: Vol. 8
, Article 7.
Available at: https://egrove.olemiss.edu/aah_notebook/vol8/iss1/7