Our Golden Jubilee Auction was a fantastic success. I would like to very much thank all bidders, consigners and staff for a truly great scripophily weekend.
You can find a - currrently unverified - result list on the left menu. An impressive, perhaps previously unseen, 7 lots sold 5-digit figures. Top item was the Montgolfier certificate selling for 32,000 EUR (excluding commission).
Unsold items can be bought in the AFTER-SALE until May 12 on a first come, first served basis.
By next Friday we will update this site with much more information on the Event.
We are proud to present to you our 50th Auction of old shares and bonds. This 'Golden Jubilee' event will take place on April 5-6-7 in the Antwerp Crowne Plaza Hotel (auction on 5+6 April, bourse on April 7).
We have put together an impressive auction with 1751 lots from 105 different countries, There are hundreds of previously unseen certificates, many highlight pieces (see 'Auction Top pieces' on the left menu) including an impressive 10 lots with start prices from 10.000 EUR upwards). Furthermore, there is also a small charity auction (fight against cancer) of 50 lots with symbolic €20 start prices (lots 1501-1550). Most spectacular are lots 1551-1650: 'history of finance' consisting of 100 lots from before 1800 (starting in the 13th century!) and lots 1651-1751: 'best of the best' from the 19th and 20th century. The final lot (1751) is also the auction highlight: the by far most complete collection of Egyptian scripophily (almost 1000 pieces) ever seen. This collection can be viewed in detail on www.scripocollections.com.
There are several ways you can participate in the auction:
- in person in the auction room (our staff will guide you)
- live over the internet: see red botton on the left menu (in collaboration with ArtFact)
- absentee bids by post, fax, email
- absentee bids on this website (login / register first)
Deadline for your absentee bids: Thursday April 4, 10pm CET.
Here is a basic overview:
We start on Friday April 5 (2pm) with the auctioning of stocks from Asia, Latin and North America.
On Saturday April 6 we have a full day of auction, starting with African, Australisian and European certificates. From 5 to 7pm, we have our special Golden Jubilee Auction. This starts with 50 international lots in a charity auction, each with a symbolic start price of €20. The profit of these 50 lots will be donated to the fight against cancer ("kom op tegen kanker"). After that, we selected 100 historical certificates from before the year 1800: "the history of finance". This will be followed by 100 top lots from the 19th and 20th century, our 'best of the best' selection. The final lot will be the truly amazing collection of Egyptian scripophily.
On Sunday April 7, we have our traditional international bourse, also in the Antwerp Crown Plaza Hotel.
IBSS members or would-be members can participate in the traditional IBSS Breakfast Meeting on Sunday morning. On Saturday evening we have our dinner in the historic center of Antwerp. On Friday evening, the auction will be followed by a reception for members of the "Scripo Club de France" and "l'Actif", the 2 scripophily collector clubs from France sponsor this event. On this occasion, a new book publication will be presented. It regards the worldwide business empire of Belgian industrialist Baron Empain and is written by Jacques Simar and edited by The Scripophily Center.
Visiting collectors who wish to book a night in the Crowne Plaza Hotel can contact us (reservation through as at 89 EUR/night as long as our prebooked rooms are left available). Also contact us if you wish to participate in the Saturday evening dinner.Dealers who wish to book a table can do so now (€50/meter).
The Scripophily Center