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scripophily

[skri-pof-uh-lee] /skrɪˈpɒf ə li/
noun
1.
the collecting by hobbyists of old stock certificates and bonds that have no intrinsic value other than their aesthetic appeal or relative rarity.
Origin
1975-1980
1975-80; scrip1 + -o- + -phily
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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.
British Dictionary definitions for scripophily

scripophily

/skrɪˈpɒfɪlɪ/
noun
1.
the hobby of collecting bonds and share certificates, esp those of historical interest
Derived Forms
scripophile (ˈskrɪpəʊˌfaɪl) noun
Word Origin
C20: from scrip1 + -o- + -phily, from Greek philos loving
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Contemporary definitions for scripophily
noun

the collection of old financial documents, such as stock and bond certificates

Word Origin

Latin scriptum 'thing written'

Usage Note

scripophile is person collecting these

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