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scripophily Line breaks: scrip|oph¦ily
Pronunciation: /skrɪˈpɒfɪli/

Definition of scripophily in English:


[mass noun]
1The collection of old bond and share certificates as a pursuit or hobby.
Example sentences
  • A large part of scripophily is the area of financial history.
  • Nice selection of out-of-print books for collectors of financial history and scripophily.
1.1Old bond and share certificates collectively.
Example sentences
  • The antique stock certificates and other scripophily sold on this site have no intrinsic value and do not convey stock ownership of any kind to the purchaser or any other party.
  • There are over 70 lots of automobile scripophily including a unique Ford Certificate model.


Example sentences
  • Some scripophilists like 19th century certificates in which striking images and strong colours were used to frustrate counterfeiters.
  • I must confess I had never heard of it till a scripophilist sent me a letter in response to my item on the State Bank of India's bicentenary.


1970s: from scrip1 + -phily.

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