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Old Company Research has been operating since 1880.

Have you found a Certificate and you don't know what it is worth?

Many seemingley worthless securities have real value


Old Company Research is the World's #1 Stock & Bond Research Firm. We'll help you find information on your stock and bond certificates and then tell you how to redeem them.  Old Company Stock and Bond Research Service owns and operates the Old Stock & Bond Research Archives from Herzog & Co., Inc (formally R.M. Smythe research) which was acquired in 2011 from John Herzog, founder of the Museum of American Finance and past Chairman at R. M. Smythe & Co. This acquisition included all archives, publishing rights and copyrights on obsolete research reference material published by the Marvyn Scudders Manuals, the Robert D. Fisher Manuals, and the Herzog & Co., Inc. obsolete research services.  The old stock research services have been performed continuously since 1880. 


What we research

If you have acquired old stock or bond certificates from anywhere in the world, and the company is no longer  traded on an exchange or you can't locate it on the internet, our old company stock research service can help you find out about the company.

Our resources

When we receive an inquiry about a particular company or issue, our research professionals turn to Old Company Research's extensive records.

What we provide

Every inquiry generates a produced report detailing the company's history regarding name changes, mergers, bankruptcies, predecessor and successor companies. If the company did survive, we will provide you contact information so you can determine whether your securities have market value today and how you can realize it. If your certificates have no value as redeemable securities, we may be interested in purchasing them as a collectible.



Who we work for

Our clients are attorneys, corporations, institutions, brokers, banks executors, and individual stock and bond certificate holders worldwide.


How to contact us

OUR SERVICE For a Flat Fee of $39.95 per company, we will serve as your Old Stock Detective SM and will provide you with a brief profile of old companies whose original identities have been lost due to a change in name, merger, acquisition, dissolution, reorganization, bankruptcy or charter cancellation. If it is determined the certificates have no investment value, we may be interested in buying the certificate as a collectible. Our affiliated company,, is the World's #1 Buyer and Seller of Stock and Bond certificates.

If we do not find any information regarding the old company being researched, you are not charged for our service or time. In fact, we don't even charge you until our research is completed. If you are interested in using our service, Click Here to go to our secure server for ordering instructions to pay by credit card or by Paypal or you can use the blue form below. If you rather pay by check or send us your credit card information by mail, you can print out our Fax and Mail Order Form by Clicking Here.

Old Stock Research Service - Our old company research process usually takes anywhere from several days up to three weeks once payment method had been received. If you would like to use this service, please go to the bottom of this page and complete the information to sign up on our secure server. At a minimum, we will need the company's name, state of incorporation, and the date the certificate was issued. Once you complete the form below please click on add to shopping cart. If you have more than one company to research, please follow the same process. If you would rather order by mail or fax, or you can print out our Mail and Fax Order Form by Clicking Here to send us the information.

If you have any questions, please call us toll free at 1-888-STOCKS6 or 703-787-3552 or send us an email to Old Company Research .

If we do not find any information regarding the company we are researching, you are not charged
. In fact, your credit card is not charged or check is not deposited until we find out what happened to the company. If you would like to proceed, please provided payment information for this service on our secure server by clicking on the Add to Cart button below and simply follow the instructions. If you have any questions, please call our toll free number at 1-888-STOCKS6. If you prefer to pay by check, please send the check and a copy of both sides of the certificate to:
Lockbox Payment
P.O. Box 223795
Chantilly, Virginia

Toll Free 1-888-STOCKS6 (1-888-786-2576)
Direct 703-579-4209
Fax 703-995-4422


Old Company Stock and Bond Research Service

Product #: StockResearchService

Normal Price: $69.95
Our Sales Price: $39.95

To order the company research service, please fill in the following information for the company you would like researched and click on the"Add to Cart" button on the Right with the quantity set at "1". For more than one company to be researched, simply return to this page and follow the same process for the next company. Please note that you are not charged for shipping when we send your research findings by email. Please select "Research Old Stocks Email" as your shipping method in the scroll down menu when you are checking out.
1. Full Company Name:

2. State or Province and Country of Incorporation:

3. Year of Incorporation, if available:

4. Par Value of Stock, if available:

5. Date Certificate was Issued:

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