the collecting by hobbyists of old stock certificates and bonds that have no intrinsic value other than their aesthetic appeal or relative rarity.

1975–80; scrip1 + -o- + -phily Unabridged
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scripophily (skrɪˈpɒfɪlɪ)
the hobby of collecting bonds and share certificates, esp those of historical interest
[C20: from scrip1 + -o- + -phily, from Greek philos loving]

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Main Entry:  scripophily
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  the collection of old financial documents, such as stock and bond certificates
Etymology:  Latin scriptum 'thing written'
Usage:  scripophile is person collecting these's 21st Century Lexicon
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Scripophily is the hobby of collecting old stock and bond certificates.
Scripophily is the hobby of collecting canceled stock and bond certificates.
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