Are you looking for an unsual Christmas gift ?

Because you do not know what to offer to your father, your brother or your aunt, or you just want to offer a nice present to a collector, NUMISTORIA offers you a selection of unusual gifts, and for all budgets!

GIFTS under 50€

Compagnie Générale des Omnibus de Paris 

A share very well known to scripophily lovers but which remains a sure bet thanks to its theme and its rich decor..

The document is superbly illustrated with the coat of arms of the city of Paris and Parisian monuments: Notre-Dame, Arc de Triomphe, Paris Bourse, Porte Saint-Denis, Invalides, Tuileries, Colonne de la Bastille, etc. as well as horse-drawn carriages.  

Lot of 2 books "Le 3000" and "La France d'Outre-Mer"

Two essential directories to understand scripophily and start a collection. .

By Guy Cifré, founder of Numistoria.

Christmas gifts under 100€

Compagnie du Port de Rio de Janeiro
(Rio de Janeiro Harbour company)

A beautiful well decorated certificate by Gustave Fraipont to give travel desires!

Pan American World Airways Inc.

A certificate of the legendary American airline company Pan Am.

Compagnie des Claridge Hotels

A colorful illustrated certificate with a magnificient ocean liner (reminding the Titanic!) and a steam railway. At the end of the 19th century, the Claridge Hotel in London was frequented by high society: Empress Eugenie, Queen Victoria, Barbara Cartland, Eisenhower, Churchill... The Parisian hotel was located on the Avenue des Champs -Elysees.

André Citroën company

The certificate of this famous French car brand bears the facsimile signature of its founder, André Citroën, and presents in frieze four models of the brand as well as the emblematic chevrons of the Citroën logo. An essential financial document of the Art Deco style!


Gift ideas under 100€

Banque de Paris

Banque de Paris et des Pays-Bas

The ancestor of the BNP Paribas bank! The Banque de Paris et des Pays was founded in 1872 with the merger between the Banque de Crédit et de Dépôt des Pays-Bas (founded in 1863 in Amsterdam) and the Banque de Paris (founded in Paris in 1869 by Adrien Delahante, Edmond Joubert and Henri Cernuschi).

Compagnie Impériale des Chemins de Fer Ethiopiens (Ethiopian Railways Imperial Company)

Founded in 1898, the company had a French concession to build a railorad from Djibouti to Diré-Daroua. Because of a lack of founds, the company is liquidated in 1907. A new company is founded with the Banque de l'Indochine, called "Compagnie du Chemin de Fer de Djibouti à Addis-Abbeba". The 784 km railroad is completed in 1917.

A certificate with a beautiful design by L. Bombled (french painter) showing the King Menelik waiting for the train.

Un exceptional gift

Paris-France

An emblematic certificate of scripophily: a bond of the Paris-France company, French department stores founded by the Gompel brothers ("Aux Dames de France", "Aux Trois Quartiers"). Alphonse Mucha, friend of the director, signed a superb chromatic series in the Art Nouveau style..