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  • EPASA, Editora Panamá América 12/31/01 - S.A. Curiosa subida de las acciones y bonos de Enron

  • Indian Express Newspapers (Bombay) Ltd December 29, 2001- ...Kerstein, whose Web site sells certificates ranging from 19th century railroad bonds to recent dead dot-coms...

  • Sunday, December 30, 2001 -  Big bucks for Enron stock The certificates of the big failure are going for $99.95 on the Web. 

  • Dec. 29, 2001, Houston Chronicle. Enron stock joins collector's item list


  • -  December 28, 2001 FEATURE- Enron stock has rising value for collectors

  • Friday, December 28, 2001 Fox News - Enron Stock Value Rises for Collectors

  • December 28, 2001 -  Enron Stock Value Rises for Collectors By Philip Klein NEW YORK (Reuters) - Enron Corp.'s (NYSE:ENE - news) stock is rising once again -- but don't look for its rebound in Standard & Poor's 500 index listings.

  • December 11, 2001 -®  Old Collectible Stock and Bond Certificates are a Gift of History - Collectible Stock and Bond Sales continues to thrive

  • Time Out New York  December 2001 - recommends as a great gift idea for the holidays. The magazine is the final word on what's going on in and around New York.

  • November 19, 2001 Charles Schwab & Co -  Are Old Stock Certificates Worth Anything? by Stan Sinberg  

  • Collector Network - What Is Scripophily? A Collector Speaks About His Experience With This Unique and Interesting Category Of Collecting By Jim Romeo

  • November 2001 - Kerstein appointed to Sponsera Advisory Board - Bob Kerstein was Senior Vice President - Cellular Chief Financial Officer at McCaw Cellular (now AT&T Wireless). ....

  • Ebay's Analysts Conference October 29, 2001 - Jeff Jordon, eBay's Senior Vice President and U.S. General Manager discusses the success story and adaptability of's Store at eBay's financial analysts meeting.  The event was broadcast live from the Santa Clara Convention Center and shown live on a webcast.

  • Sacramento Bee Oct. 19, 2001 - Jack Sirard  This question that pops up from time to time .... turned to a company called ( that deals in historic stock certificates and runs Old Company Research

  • Ebay Testimonial October 19, 2001 Kerstein The Founder and C.E.O. of ....been a Certified Public Accountant since 1978 and worked as a Chief Financial Officer and in other capacities for both Public and non Publicly held companies.  

  • Washington Business Journal - September 28, 2001 - Terror brings rush on domain registrations - While the Chantilly businessman ( is hoping to donate the domain for a memorial Web site, other registrars of terrorist-related domain names haven't been so benevolent.

  • Monday, September 24, 2001 Clark Howard's nationally-syndicated Radio Consumer Help show 

  • The Scotsman Saturday, 22nd September - But is it worth the paper it’s written on?
     2001Conal Gregory

  • Court TV - by Harriet Ryan, Wednesday September 19 12:52 Giving name to tragedy: Domains are hot items in terrible times - Bob Kerstein ( plans to donate the sites and to memorial group.


  • August 27, 2001 Newsday, Inc - Gg Could Have Techies Laughing Clear to the Bank

  • Libération - France - Le mardi 21 août 2001  Les reliques de start-up aux enchères Par LAURENT MAURIAC

  • August 21, 2001 - WTNH News and Associated Press Old stock certificates

  • August 18, 2001 - Collectors Bullish on Old Stocks by Philip Andrew Klein - NEW YORK (Reuters) Yahoo Finance

  • August 13, 2001 - Dot-Coms Already Collector's Items By BOB TEDESCHI The New York Times

  • eNews24 - Germany  August 9, 2001 Diese Meldung stammt von Andreas Schaffry / Pleite-Aktien leben länger  Bob Kerstein (Foto), CEO des Internet-Portals hat gut lachen.

  • August 01, 2001 Worth the Paper They're Printed On? By M. Corey Goldman

  • Sunday, July 29, 2001 Papering Over Corporate Past Securities Industry Wants Investors to Trade Stock Certificates for Electronic Accounting 
    By Carol Vinzant Washington Post Staff Writer Page H01

  • Le Journal du Net July 30, 2001- Webvan, eToys et conseillés à l'achat

  • Tiscali July 27, 2001 - Le dot com fallite si rifanno in Rete Nasce il collezionismo dei titoli "defunti"

  • Money Moves ABC / PBS - Taking Stock "Not doing so well in the stock market? Perhaps you'll do better at -- a place to buy and sell shares of companies that no longer exist....." Produced by: Andy Field 
    Camera: Scott Eisenhuth

  • July 19, 2001- Washington Post - Retail's Piece of the Auction Big-Business Strategy Emerging on eBay By Leslie Walker

  • July 16, 2001 Electronic Telegraph - Dotcom shake-out's huge paper profits By Simon English

  • July 16, 2001 Corporate Wide Web - Italy - In vetrina il boom delle dot com Ricercatissime dai collezionisti le azioni delle società fallite

  • July 16 , 2001 CNN Asia - Defunct stock certificates are not always useless. Online site said many collectors are stocking up on stock certificates issued from failed companies, hoping for value that lasts beyond that of the issuing company's demise.

  • July 16, 2001 London Free Press - Dead dot-coms fuel new market mania
  • July 2001, Sydney Morning Herald - Dot Com's - "They're worth more dead than alive," says Mr Bob Kerstein, a former finance executive at McCaw Cellular who founded six years ago.
  • Click here for Bob Kerstein, CEO of on CNN July 13, 2001 CNN Aired 7:25pm EST -  Selling defunct stocks - says those expired stock certificates are not always worthless
  • THE WALL STREET JOURNAL July 13, 2001 - Tech Center  - - Some Failed or Ailing Dot-Com Stocks May Be Worth More Dead Than Alive By MOLLY WILLIAMS Staff Reporter of THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
  • Globe and Mail - July 13, 2001 -  Collectors snap up relics of dot-com past by Patrick Brethour

  • Time Magazine - July 9, 2001  - NET WORTH - Turns out those tanking tech stocks sometimes are worth the paper they're printed on. On websites like eBay and, there's a lively market for original stock certificates--collectibles that can fetch more than the stock's share value page18

  • YAHOO Auctions - July 2001 - Yahoo Auctions adds category of Scripophily to website.  Yahoo is also maintaining their seller friendly service and not restricting links or censoring dot com company names as another major auction site has recently implemented.

  • Financial Glossary - Scripophily is listed in the Bloomberg Glossary of defined terms 23 Jun 2001

  • HoustonChronicle June 10, 2001 Long-term fate of firms just not too permanent

  • Washington Post, Know When It's Time to Fold By Fred Barbash June 3, 2001

  • These Stocks Have Lasting Appeal By Steven Bonisteel, Newsbytes / Washington Post May 25, 2001

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  • Collector Network - What Is Scripophily? by Jim Romeo - A Collector Speaks About His Experience With This Unique and Interesting Category Of Collecting

  •'s / Robert A. Kerstein Comments to the Securities and Exchange Commission's Proposed Rule: Processing Requirements for Cancelled Security Certificates

  • Parkers Guide - The domains and sites that Bob owns and runs generate over 60,000 hits per day.... it's people like Bob, who run and own sites using the worlds best Domain Names, that have the greatest chance of surviving the so called dot com fallout 
  • The Sacramento Bee May 11, 2001 Jack Sirard: Diversify to lower tech risks 

  • Clark Howard Radio Show WSBRadio/Access Atlanta: Thursday, March 22, 2001

  • The Money Show on CBC Newsworld Old Stock and Bond Certificates

  • Ask SmartMoney On Becoming a Stock Sleuth March 12, 2001

  • The Sacramento Bee Feb. 16, 2001  Jack Sirard: Collectors often value old stock certificates

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