Numistoria, specialist in Scripophily, historical bonds and shares since 1973
Numistoria, is the largest specialist for French scripophily and one among the largest dealers for International old Stock Certificates. Over 16,000 different collectible certificates are on display from across the world!
The company was founded in 1973 in Paris by Guy Cifré. He was one of the first to take an interest in old stock certificates.
Editor of reference books about French Scripophily
He wrote three books allowing even the non-french-fluent collector to use the volumes. Issues are classified alphabetically and topically in themes and areas:
3000 Titres Français Répertoriés et Cotés, directory by themes
La France d'Outre-Mer (France overseas), about French colonies and overseas territories
La France en Titres, Regional directory (sold out).
At first located 49 rue Vivienne, then 76 rue de Richelieu in Paris, Françoise and Christèle Cifré took over the shop.
Today the physical shop has closed and offices moved near Paris (Oise). Numistoria's business continues exclusively online.
In 30 years this shop has been a meeting place for professionnals of the financial industry but also for all public coming from France and overseas, looking throughout the old stock certificates for a glimpse of social and economic history.
"Decrypting a signature, analyzing an illustration is a fascinating form of investigation.
Admire the graphic beauty, the disorientation or the humor of the old titles, are always so many good reasons to make them a place of choice, under frame, at the office or at home."