Houston Finance Company
This is an authentic stock certificate from the Houston Finance Company. This wonderful stock represents one of the victims of the Crash of October 1929. Dated examples of this piece show the company first issued shares in early 1929. However, it had to shut its doors in October when it could not find the financial backing for its loans. Unissued examples only.
Very nice vignette of an allegorical Greek female figure presenting the growing 20th century industry and manufacturing that crashed at the end of the '20s. Incorporated in Avon Park, Florida.
This is your chance to get one before my very small supply runs out! This certificate would also make an ideal novelty gift. Don't miss your chance on this piece!
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This is a sample photo only. The certificate for sale has the same color, condition, and vignette. Differences will be in date, marks, original owner name, serial number, and corporate officers unless otherwise noted. The quality shipped will be the same or better than pictured. Refund given if buyer is not satisfied. Note that we cannot search for a specific date or name due to our large inventory. Modern certificate pictures often have owner names obscured for privacy. Modern certificates may still be trading in the stock market but no ownership is transferred in this sale - the certificate is sold as a collectible novelty only. It is likely that the scanned certificate has already been sold but you may ask us to check before bidding.
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All certificates are only sold as collectibles. No investment value is implied, transferred, or considered. No transfer of securities is performed. Certificates are cancelled or obsolete. (Now really, would I sell a $10,000 investment instrument for $10?) We follow eBay rules on selling stock and bond certificates. We also comply with SEC regulations governing certificate sales and licensing requirements (we are not authorized to sell investments or securities under these rules.)
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Are these real? - YES! We only sell authentic stocks and bonds that have been used in actual commerce or from company archives. They have been cancelled and no longer have investment value but are still the real deal. We do not sell copies. Active companies (still trading) are also only sold as collectibles. These have more recent dates due to the methods by which they were obtained.
Where's the value in these? - Since these pieces no longer have investment value, aren't they worthless? Literally, they are only worth the paper that they are printed on. The same can be said for baseball cards and stamps but it is really the collectible value that makes these worthless securities desirable. These are sold as collectibles or novelties only.