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Texas. Dallas, 1917. Business section

Obsolete Securities

Directory of obsolete securities: annual guide to stocks. Jersey City, N.J.: Financial Information, Inc. [1970 - ] annual.
LC Call Number: HG4961.D56 Bus RR (latest edition only)
LC Catalog Record: 72612940

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Texas. Dallas, 1917. Business section.
Forms part of: Miscellaneous Items in High Demand Collection
U.S. GEOG FILE - Texas--Dallas
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Prints and Photographs Division
Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-69194

This volume will aid the researcher not only in determining what became of companies but also indicates the value of stock at the time of merger or acquisition. Dissolutions and charter revocations are also included. The directory provides brief information on "banks and companies whose original identities have been lost as a result of one or more of the following actions: change in name, merger, acquisition, dissolution, reorganization, bankruptcy, charter cancellation....The listing for each company indicates the manner in which the company's identity or securities became obsolete; each listing also includes the new name of the comapny (if any) and the year the action occurred," along with information on whether the stock has any remaining value. Information in the directory was originally published in the Financial Daily Card Service and the Annual Guide to Stocks (formerly the Financial stock guide service). The volume for 1970 "contains a resume of material published in the Financial daily card service during the years 1927 through 1969.

Gargiulo, Albert F. and Rocco Carlucci. The "Questioned stock" manual : a guide to determining the true worth of old and collectible securities. New York : McGraw-Hill, c1979.
LC Call Number: HG4927.G37 Bus RR
LC Catalog Record: 78027451
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This book, which uses some anecdotal materials, explains methods of tracking and evaluating old stock certificates. It is a guide to many helpful sources, including other titles cited in this section of the guide.

Obsolete American securities and corporations. New York : R.M. Smythe, 1904-11. 2 v.
LC Call Number: HG4927.S6 Bus RR
LC Catalog Record: 04013655
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These volumes primarily list companies that failed or were merged in the nineteenth century with a few from the early years of the twentieth century. In some instances a reason for the failure is offered. The Robert D. Fisher manual of valuable and worthless securities, subsequently published by the R. M. Smythe Company, continues the work begun in these volumes.

Valuable extinct securities. / compiled and published by R[oland] M[ulville] Smythe. New York : R. M. Smythe, 1929.
LC Call Number: HG4927.S63 Bus RR
LC Catalog Record: 30001926
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Describes companies that failed but still may have had some residual value as late as the 1920's.

Obsolete securities. New York, N.Y. : Oildom Publishing Co., Inc., c1923.
LC Call Number HG4927.K4 Bus RR
LC Catalog Record: 24031961

This volume is a comprehensive listing of companies chartered in Delaware and New Jersey which no longer had valid charters when this book was published (1923). The year the charter was lost is given for each company.

Robert D. Fisher manual of valuable and worthless securities. New York, N.Y. : R.D. Fisher [etc.]. [c. 1926- ]
LC Call Number: HG4055.R6 Bus RR
LC Catalog Record: 26005238

First published in 1926 under the title Marvyn Scudder Manual of Extinct or Obsolete Companies and continued by the R. M. Smythe & Company, this multi-volume set enables the researcher to quickly determine the dissolution or charter revocation date of a company.

Hall, Andrew C. Sr. The Collector's guide to old U.S. stocks and bonds. 1st ed. New York : Vantage Press, c1984.
LC Call Number: HG4927.H35 1984 Bus RR
LC Catalog Record: 83090299
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This guide is intended for the collector of stock certificates whose interest lies in the often handsome and elaborate illustrations of the actual certificates as objects of art. Listings are grouped by industry such as mining and railroads (which had some of the most attractive illustrations).

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