the collecting by hobbyists of old stock certificates and bonds that have no intrinsic value other than their aesthetic appeal or relative rarity.
Origin of scripophily
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the hobby of collecting bonds and share certificates, esp those of historical interest
Word Origin for scripophily
C20: from scrip 1 + -o- + -phily, from Greek philos loving
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