Collecting stock certificates and bonds along with the study of them is called Scripophily. In English, the right of ownership is where “scrip” comes from, and in Greek “philos” means love. And that is why many of these old stock certificates are collected for their beautiful artwork as much as they are for the scarcity of them. In addition to the stocks and bonds, autographs found in this area of collecting add a special twist. Signatures of Presidents and leaders of big corporations like oil, insurance, airlines, and others, are highly collectible.