RM Smythe Old Stock and Bond Research Service - Since 1880

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Old Stock Certificates may still be valuable even if the stock no longer trades under the name printed on the certificate. For a flat fee of $49.95 per company, our Old Company Research Service will provide you with a brief status profile of companies whose original identities have been lost due to a change in name, merger, acquisition, dissolution, reorganization, bankruptcy or charter cancellation.

We do not charge any commissions for monies or unclaimed stocks you recover. Old Company Research Service is the world's leading provider of Old Stock and Bond Research Services, Scripophily.com's Old Company Research is the successor to all material published by the Marvyn Scudders Manuals, the Robert D. Fisher Manuals, and Herzog & Co., Inc. obsolete research services, which have been performed continuously since 1880. Our clients include attorneys, CPA's, corporations, institutions, stock brokers, trustees, estates, banks, executors, museums and individual stock and bond certificate holders worldwide. 

The resources used in determining your research report includes our experience and large proprietary library of old company stock and bond research performed during the past 140 years which includes information from the Marvyn Scudders Manuals, Robert D. Fisher Manuals, R.M. Smythe and the Herzog & Co., Inc's obsolete research service reports, and other reliable sources. We are the successor to the R.M. Smythe Stock Research Service. You can find additional information about our Old Company Research Service at RM Smythe.com.

Please be advised that this process usually takes anywhere from several days up to three weeks once the order is placed. Call us for quantity discounts or the need for expedited service. We offer this service for stocks and bonds issued from anywhere in the world. If we do not find what happened to the company, you are not charged for our service or time. In fact, you credit card is not charged until we have completed the company research and emailed them to you. If you would like to use this service please go to the top of this page and complete the information form. The minimum information we need to start the process is the company name, state of incorporation, and the date the certificate was issued. Once you complete the information form, please click on "Add to cart". 

If you have more than one company to research, after adding the first company, click "Continue Shopping" and then add the next company's information.  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, feel free to call us toll free at 1-888-786-2576 or 703-787-3552 (Direct) or  send us an email to Old Company Research .


If you would like to proceed, please provided payment information for this service on our secure server by filling out the form above and click on the Add to Cart button simply follow the instructions. If you prefer to pay by check, please send the check and a copy of both sides of the certificate to our payment lockbox address shown below:

Scripophily.com - Old Company Research
Payment Lockbox P.O. Box 223795
Chantilly, Virginia

Toll Free 1-888-786-2576
Direct 703-787-3552
Fax 703-904-0878

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  • 5
    Old stocks

    Posted by Michael Hood on Jun 9th 2024

    This company is great they helped us get the information on some old stocks

  • 5
    Stock Certificate Research Service

    Posted by Steve A on Apr 24th 2024

    My mother recently passed away, leaving some old stock certificates in her possession. The RM Smythe research service through Scripophily.com was thorough and reasonable in cost. It turns out the certificates were worthless. Nevertheless, it was reassuring to know that we were not leaving any money on the table by not looking into them. I would highly recommend this service.

  • 5
    Old Stock company research

    Posted by Eric Lutts on Nov 28th 2023

    I was very glad to finally get some verifiable proof of existence of this company, although the outcome of this document is far from the hopes I have had for the actual storyline. For the price of the research, and what knowledge I've gained by the wait incurred, I would say that this service was very successful in doing what I expected to be done. On one hand I have a document with very rich history, however it also has very poor efficacy within the financial realm anymore that it was borne into over 157 years ago. The condition of the document, and considering how rare it is now due to the financial implosion the company had that caused it to close some 24 years after the stock I have was issued, I would tend to believe there is some wealthy collector out there without a Million dollar stock certificate that is over a century and a half old and still in mint condition, just waiting for a find like this one...and I would even be glad to let you in on the story of where I got it, and who owned it before me, which is worth as much as the document is in my opinion. Old Fort Worth has tons of rich history and cultural diversity. This is nothing short of a diamond in the rough. All things being equal, the research service did a great job and I would give them a 9 out of 10 for their work and price point. Thanks for information and for a job very well done.

  • 5
    60+ year Old Stocks

    Posted by Tom Sarbaugh on Jan 5th 2023

    After researching myself, I came to the same conclusions but was not sure if there was anything else. So, using your service, I was confident if there was anything I missed, you would find it. You did find information which was nice but the results were the same. Still, it was very worthwhile. Thank you!

  • 5
    Old bond certificates search

    Posted by Dave Adams on Dec 30th 2022

    Great service, thank you!

  • 5

    Posted by Jeffrey Levitt on Dec 10th 2022

    Personal service and quick.

  • 5
    Stock search

    Posted by Upton's on Mar 3rd 2022

    Great. quick Service!!