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DEFINITION of 'Scripophily'

The hobby of collecting antique bonds, stocks and other financial instruments based on their esthetics and prominence in the financial world.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Scripophily'

This is very similar to collecting coins or stamps, but instead collectors buy old stock certificates.

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