scripophily

[skri-pof-uh-lee]
noun
  1. 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

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

scripophily

noun
  1. the hobby of collecting bonds and share certificates, esp those of historical interest
Derived Formsscripophile (ˈskrɪpəʊˌfaɪl), noun

Word Origin for scripophily

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