Established 1880 - World's #1 Company for Original Stock Certificates & RM Smythe Old Stock Research Services - Rated A+ by Better Business Bureau

Historic Stock & Bond Certificates                                                                              
RM Smythe Stock Research Since 1880                                                                          

Free Shipping for All Domestic USA Orders
Everything on Sale - Buy Now and Save

Stock Certificates Make Great Gifts
Scripophily is the Gift of History

What our customers say:


Thorn Electrical Industries - Famous Music Company  

Thorn Electrical Industries - Famous Music Company

Product #: thorelin19

Normal Price: $89.95
Our Sales Price: $69.95

(You Save: 22%)


Beautifully engraved certificate from Thorn Electrical Industries issued in 1962. This historic document was printed by Albert Wolage & Company and has an ornate border around it with a vignette of the Thorn logo. This item is over 41 years old. is a name you can TRUST!
Certificate Vignette

1971 Electric & Musical Industries changes name to EMI Ltd

1972 buys Affiliated Music Group publishing

1972 markets first UK CAT scanner

1973 Gramophone Company changes its name to EMI Records Ltd

1974 EMI buys Screen Gems and Colgems music publishing companies

1974 buys Liberty records

1976 EMI Records signs The Sex Pistols

1976 EMI buys British Lion Film Corporation

1979 buys United Artists Records Group

as part of Thorn

1979 Thorn Electrical Industries Ltd buys EMI, becomes Thorn-EMI

1979 sells Elstree Studio

1981 buys Robert Mellin Music publishing

1985 buys Sydney Bron Music publishing

1985 buys UK chip maker INMOS, sells it a year later

1986 Myson merges with heating division of Thorn-EMI, creating EU's largest heating manufacturer

1986 sells most film distribution interests

1987 buys Lawrence Wright music publishing

1987 Thorn EMI sells consumer electronics operations

1989 EMI Music buys 50% interest in Chrysalis Records

1989 EMI buys music publishers SBK Entertainment World for US$295m, adding 250,000 titles to existing catalogue

1989 partnership with Varian dissolved

1989 buys German Intercord group

1990 Murdoch-controlled HarperCollins sells Hatchards bookshops to Pentos for £10.5m

1990 Thorn-EMI heating operations sold to Blue Circle conglomerate, lighting business to GE of the US for £69m

1991 Thorn-EMI buys remaining 50% in Chrysalis Records

1991 buys Filmtrax music publishing for £61m

1991 buys further stake in Thames Television, subsequently sold to Pearson

1992 buys Virgin Music Group for US$960m from Richard Branson and Fujisankei

1992 buys Sparrow (largest US Christian music company)

1992 buys Denmark's Medley Records

1993 sells Thorn EMI lighting division

1994 buys Food music group

1994 invests in music video channels VIVA in Germany and Channel [V] in Asia

1995 buys Dillons and Hatchards bookshop chains from Pentos

1995 sells missile unit to French Thomson aerospace group

1996 EMI spun off from Thorn EMI in demerger, becomes EMI Group plc

EMI Group

1996 buys 50% of Jobete music publishing from Berry Gordy for US$132 million

1996 buys 50% of US Priority Records

1998 buys remaining 50% of Priority

1998 Seagram makes unsuccessful bid

1998 EMI spins off music and book retailing arms into HMV Retail (43% owned by EMI, 43% by financier Advent International)

1999 EMI buys Windswept Music catalogue for US$200 million and Hit & Run publishing

2002 HMV floated - EMI stake reduced to 14.5%

2002 EMI buys Mute records for £42m

2002 sells 15.3% stake in VIVA Media to AOL Time Warner

Product #: thorelin19

Normal Price: $89.95
Our Sales Price: $69.95

(You Save: 22%)

Qty: and Old Company Research Press Releases

See Stock Certificate Expert Bob Kerstein, CEO
discuss Stock Certificates in Bloomberg ,  the Associated Press ,
CNBC with Jane Wells discussing the Facebook IPO,
Inside Edition and the Today Show

Subscribe to our New Free RSS New Products Feed in a Reader

Subscribe to Our New Product Additions Feed by Email

We will always maintain our founding commitment to customer satisfaction and the delivery of an exceptional product with an enjoyable shopping experience.  Please let us know how we may be of service to you. Stay Safe!!!

Scripophily has been
fully tested by
Norton Safe

E-Mail Subscription for Scripophily Stock and Bond News - No Charge

Bookmark and Share

Scripophily has been featured on CNN, CNBC, CBS, WSJ, Barrons, and many other fine publications
See in the News at

All Old Stock and Bond Certificates are actual authentic certificates and are sold only as collectibles. We do not sell reproductions and offer a lifetime guarantee to the authenticity of everything we sell.

All Rights Reserved. © 1996 - 2021 is a name you can TRUST!
American Institute of
Certified Public Accountants is a name you can TRUST!
Virginia Society CPA's
Bob Kerstein, Member
Click to Verify Trust Certificate - Yahoo is a licensee of the TRUSTeļæ½ Privacy Seal Program is a name you can TRUST!
American Numismatic Association

Securities and Exchange
Commission Historical Society

Society of Paper Money Collectors
Member - Gift of History -  BBB Membership Seal
Better Business
 Bureau Member
Rated A+