One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1The collection of old bond and share certificates as a pursuit or hobby.
- ‘Nice selection of out-of-print books for collectors of financial history and scripophily.’
- ‘A large part of scripophily is the area of financial history.’
- 1.1 Old bond and share certificates collectively.
- ‘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.’
1970s: from scrip + -phily.
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