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CORPORATE PROFILE LLC, The Gift of History , is a leading provider of collectible stock and bond certificates and other old paper items. We also provide research information on old stocks and companies through our affiliated company Old Company Research at We are committed to help promote the importance of financial history around the world. In doing this, we will professionally provide unique products and services to our customers in a competitive manner. We will always strive for 100% customer satisfaction.

Where We Started
We have been buying and selling collectible stock and bond certificates since 1990. opened its virtual doors in January 1996 with a mission to use the Internet to transform the collecting stock and bond certificates as the fastest, easiest, and most enjoyable shopping experience possible. While our customer base and product offerings have grown considerably since our early days, we still maintain our founding commitment to customer satisfaction and the delivery of an educational and inspiring shopping experience.

Where We Are Today
Today, is the place to find and discover the Gift of History about past and present companies. We're very proud of our thousands of satisfied customers and of our Multi Million Dollar Inventory with over 10,500 Selections and are adding more selections on a regular basis.

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 223795
Chantilly, Virginia

Phone Toll Free 1-888-STOCKS6 (1.888.786.2576) or
Direct 1.703.579.4209
Fax 1.703.995.4422

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Bob Kerstein is the Founder and C.E.O. of L.L.C. Bob has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1978 although he has been out of Public Practice for many years. He had worked as a Chief Financial Officer and in other capacities for both Public and non Publicly held companies prior to founding Scripophily .com and Old Company Research. He has more than 20 years experience in the communications and entertainment industries including Cellular, Satellite Communications, Internet Development, Cable TV, Motion Pictures and Professional Sports. He was also the founder of Encyberpedia an award winning Internet reference informational website, a medical reference site, an Internet search engine site, a web site development and hosting site, (formally Windows2000 .com) a popular and award winning Web Cam Site, and Y5B an award winning spoof site about the year 5 Billion. He is also one of the founders of Angel Technologies.

Senior positions held by Kerstein include Cellular Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President at McCaw Cellular Corporation (Now AT&T Wireless), Chief Financial Officer at American Mobile Satellite Corporation, Chief Financial Officer at Falcon Cable TV, Director of Financial Reporting at Warner Brothers and Chief Information Officer at Orca Bay Sports and Entertainment (owners of the Vancouver Canucks and Grizzlies).

Bob is a Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, International Bond and Share Society and the Washington Historical and Autograph Certificate Organization. He began his Public Accounting career at Arthur Young and Company in their Beverly Hills Office.

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