Timothy Welo started out adult life as a printing and photographer teacher at both the secondary and college level. After further graduate work in research methods and statistics he worked in the corporate world at The American Management Association, Metropolitan Life Insurance and Gartner in Customer Information Management and Event Marketing.
Tim’s interest in scripophily and finely engraved materials goes back to his teaching days. He started his collecting in the mid 1980’s when he bought his first piece, an Illinois Central Railroad stock certificate, at an antique show. Tim’s collecting interests are U.S. railroads prior to World War I, Argentina, Chile and British Railways; or as he likes to say, “anything that catches my eye!”
Over the years Tim has amassed as many auction catalogs with scripophily offerings as he can find. He is also the author of “The History of Worldwide Scripophily Auctions” which was published in 2020. He is currently working on a second edition.
Tim considers being Chairman of the International Bond and Share Society a great honor because through scripophily he has met and become friends with many interesting people. As Chairman he hopes to help grow the society in terms of both membership and available research materials that are available to all members and the public.