Disney – United States Treasury War Finance Committee
This is a gorgeous presentation document that accompanied U.S.
Government savings bonds during World War II. It features
numerous Walt Disney characters on the border and has a
printed Walt Disney signature at lower left.
Unissued, excellent condition (unusually good), extremely
Playboy Enterprises, Inc stock|
A very popular certificate, this engraved Playboy stock of the early 1980s
features the semi-clad Willy Rey, a Playboy logo, and the printed signature
of Hugh Hefner. The stock proved too popular for the company's good: so many
people purchased one share and took delivery of the certificate that Playboy
was spending a fortune sending out annual reports and dividend checks. They
issued a more modest new certificate and did a reverse split to call all
stocks back in (for two old Playboy shares you were given one new Playboy
share; otherwise you got cashed out) . If you didn't send the stock, you
lost your shares. The old piece of paper is still worth a lot more than the
current live stock.
This particular certificate is made out to the Norrico company president,
but we have identical ones available. Condition is very good.
Price = SOLD
Captain Kidd (William S. Pierson) 1846 Pirate TREASURE SCAM
This is an amazing example of a stock for the recovery of
Captain Kidd’s treasure! We’ve never seen anything
It reads, "William S. Pierson & Co., have obtained from
Abraham G. Thompson, Esq., the entire right and privilege of
operating, for One Year from the First of May Last, on the wreck
of a vessel supposed to be sunk at the foot of Dunderbergh
Mountain, in the Hudson River, and believe said vessel to contain
the Treasures of the celebrated Pirate, Captain Kidd-Have also
obtained the privilege of digging on the Land of said Thompson,
for buried Treasures, and are entitled to Two-Thirds of the
property, of every kind, obtained in said operations. They
propose to divide said interests into One Thousand
This was a SCAM. The issuers salted the Hudson River, north of
New York City at the foot of (the real) Dunderbergh Mountain,
with gold. They excitedly brought the booty up within view of
onlookers. They sold the stock and absconded with the proceeds.
It resulted in a huge trial a few years later as widely reported
in the city papers. An enthralled researcher has only recently
outlined the complete story.
Unissued, 1846, excellent condition, light blue paper. NO
issued examples of this stock are known.
Price = $100
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