Apple share on a paper stock

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  1. sk1wbw Suspended

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    So I found a single share of Apple stock that I bought back in 1995. I wanted to frame it for a memento, but that never happened. Does anyone know how I could go about selling it? I know Apple has split once (or twice?) since 1995. Does owning a single share on paper get me the extra share because of the split?

    Who would I take this to in order to find out about selling it on the market? I'm not at all sure paper stocks are done anymore?
     
  2. bdrake47 macrumors regular

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    Any local broker should be able to tell you how to go about selling, or at least figure out current value.
     
  3. sk1wbw thread starter Suspended

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    So it doesn't matter, then? ANY broker can handle this?
     
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    Contact the transfer agent.

    http://investor.apple.com/faq.cfm?FaqSetID=5
     
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    How much do you want for it?
     
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    Not even sure what the value is. One stock split would be two shares at 483 USD per, right I guess?
     
  8. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

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    Here's a way to make a bit more.

    Take a high res scan and sell copies to sad fanboys like me for $10 a pop!
     
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    Yeah, that's hilarious! I think the Securities and Exchange Commission might not approve, though. :)
     
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    So here's an update. Yes, I do in fact have 4 shares of Apple stock. One in certificate form and 3 electronically. I did contact the transfer agent and there's some paperwork I have to fill out to get those shares back, and once that is done, they can sell those 3 shares and send me a check.

    The one paper stock I have I am taking care of tomorrow at the local Edward Jones broker here in town. They will send the certificate into their main offices and have it transferred electronically into my online account.

    So after a few weeks hopefully, I'll have about 2,000 from this process. Not to bad for the initial 20 or 25 investment. :)
     
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    What a pleasant surprise! I'm thrilled when I find a $20 at the bottom of my sock drawer. :p
     
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    Haha, I'm thrilled when I find matching socks!! :D
     
  13. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    I gave up on that years ago. ;)
     
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    I have a paper certificate(10 shares) I bought a long time ago and had it hanging in my office because it looked cool. I decided about 6 years that wasn't exactly the smartest place for it.

    To bad onesshare.com doesn't sell them anymore.
     

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