The IBSS

The International Bond & Share Society (or IBSS for short) is the world’s biggest association of people interested in scripophily.

The Society was founded in 1978 as a non-profit organization with the aim to promote, encourage and develop all aspects of scripophily. That comprises any activity dedicated to collecting, study and research of historic securities such as bonds, shares, stock certificates and other documents of financial nature.

Now we have members in more than 40 countries on all continents. The largest groups are located in the United States, Great Britain and Germany.

We are funded exclusively from contributions of our members and this is our main source of funds. That’s why we charge membership fees (annual fee currently US$ 32, € 25 or £ 20).

The Society publishes Scripophily three times a year and also conducts auctions.  Both journal and the auctions are only available to current members.

If you would like to know more about the hobby, check here.

A listing the current officers of the society can be found here.

Our rules of operations can be found here.

If you wish to Advertise with the IBSS, information may be found here.

And information on our latest Annual General Meeting can be found here.