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 Posted 12/16/2017  8:24 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add GregAlex to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
For the most part I collect stocks and bonds from North America. The reason being that I appreciate the steel engravings on many of them. This grew from the requirement by the New York Stock Exchange that any certificate traded there had to be high quality engraving to prevent counterfeiting.

European markets did not place this restriction on their stocks and bonds, and so the majority of them were printed lithographically, which was less expensive.

I don't own many, but there were a few of these foreign (to me) certificates that I picked up over the years, usually for the graphic design or the type of company. I thought I'd post a few here and perhaps a few forum members will add more.







The cacao fruits on this bond of a chocolate maker appealed to me.



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 Posted 12/16/2017  8:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
There are also a few I liked for their historical aspects. I have two German bonds; the first from 1919 just prior to the hyperinflation period that rendered it worthless. This economic collapse eventually led to the rise of the Nazi Party and WWII. The other German bond is from 1953, and the vignette (this one is engraved) shows gloomy post-war ruin to the right and the sunshine of prosperity on the left, thanks to the ingenuity of a handsome Aryan engineer.





I also have a couple Czarist Russian bonds, issued prior to the Revolution. I can't read Russian, so I have no idea what company or government entity issued these. The first, from 1910, had annual interest coupons on the back. The last payment appears to be in 1916; the following year the Bolsheviks took power and, again, these securities became worthless. A lot of Russian refugees clung to the hope that they would eventually be redeemed, which is probably why so many survive today.



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 Posted 12/28/2017  01:38 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'll tack on another non-U.S. bond, though it's not European. I like this one for the vignette.


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 Posted 12/29/2017  08:26 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add scopru to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Those are very nice looking. And the vignette on the Columbia bond is very beautiful.
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 Posted 12/29/2017  09:09 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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And the vignette on the Columbia bond is very beautiful.
I agree.
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These are beautiful...
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 Posted 05/22/2018  03:27 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Found a couple more. South-Eastern Gold Mining, Ltd. was a British company, but it's unclear where the mine was actually located. And the Concordia bond appears to be for a Romanian petroleum company.



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 Posted 08/14/2018  5:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add retiredkper to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The German bonds are interesting! The first one, a Berlin City bond issued in 1919 still uses the old Imperial seal.(as did some of their coins) The second is an extension or revalidation of what was a 1930 issued international gold bond in dollars!
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The Russian bonds are also interesting in that anyone foolish enough to try and cash them in during the Soviet era would have been viewed as unpatriotic Capitalists which would have been hazardous to their health.

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 Posted 08/23/2018  8:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CelticKnot to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Awesome bonds. I can see an office or board room with walls covered by these works of art.

Very nice.
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 Posted 09/10/2018  8:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Most European bonds were lithographs, which were less expensive to print than intaglio (engraved) bonds that traded on the NYSE. But there are some incredibly lavish foreign bonds from the Art Nouveau era that put U.S. bonds to shame, artistically.
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 Posted 02/19/2019  12:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ScotsGreyhound to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hi folks.
I've had this for a couple of years, it is a soviet loan certificate/bond I think.
On the reverse are the loan interest rates.
Only bought it because of the industrial scene on it which I thought looked cool.


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Beautiful item Scots
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Nice Soviet bond, SG! Thanks for posting that.
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