scripophily

[ skri-pof-uh-lee ]
/ skrɪˈpɒf ə li /

noun

the collecting by hobbyists of old stock certificates and bonds that have no intrinsic value other than their aesthetic appeal or relative rarity.

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Origin of scripophily

First recorded in 1975–80; scrip1 + -o- + -phily
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British Dictionary definitions for scripophily

scripophily
/ (skrɪˈpɒfɪlɪ) /

noun

the hobby of collecting bonds and share certificates, esp those of historical interest

Derived forms of scripophily

scripophile (ˈskrɪpəʊˌfaɪl), noun

Word Origin for scripophily

C20: from scrip 1 + -o- + -phily, from Greek philos loving
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