Hello again Edsamson-ga,
Thanks for clarifying what you needed. I have some good news...I did
turn up some info on your company, and a number of contacts that can
help you find even more.
I've listed below several companies that specialize in the exact
service you need -- tracing the fate of stock certificates for
companies that are no longer listed. Where available, I've also
included information on pricing, refund policies, and so on.
I hope this is the information you need. If anything requires
elaboration, just post a Request for Clarification and let me
know...I'll be happy to assist you in any way I can.
And good luck...may your certificates be worth millions!
This first company may be the best place to start, as they have your
company listed in their database.
Stock Search International
4761 West Waterbuck Drive
Tucson, Arizona 85742 USA
Phone (520) 579-5635
Fax (520) 579-5639
U.S. Tollfree: (800) 537-4523
They describe themselves this way:
Stock Search International is recognized as the authority when it
comes to finding value in stocks and bonds no longer trading on
current markets. We believe we offer the most thorough research
service in this field, as we track down 97% of all the companies we
They charge $40.00 to access reports in an on-line database, and
$85.00 to initiate manual research on a company.
The on-line database option may be a good starting point for you, as
they do list your company in their records:
[NOTE: Their database is pretty picky as to how a name appears.
Enter the company name exactly as I've written it here: california &
southern development ]
CALIFORNIA & SOUTHERN DEVELOPMENT CORP., INC
Preview prepared on June 21, 2003
First paragraph of complete report:
CALIFORNIA & SOUTHERN DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, INC.
This company was organized under the laws of the Commonwealth of the
Bahamas in 1984. Its head office was located at Nassau, Bahamas.
Rogers served as president...
[to see the rest, you have to buy the full report]
Old Company Research offers a similar service at their site:
OUR SERVICE For a $39.95 fee per company , we will serve as your Old
Stock Detective SM and will provide you with a brief profile of
companies whose original identities have been lost due to a change in
name, merger, acquisition, dissolution, reorganization, bankruptcy or
charter cancellation. If it is determined the certificates have no
investment value, we may be interested in buying the certificate as a
collectible. Simply, send us a fax of the certificate to
If we do not find any information regarding the company being
researched, you are not charged for our service or time. In fact, we
don't even charge you until our research is completed. If you are
interested in using our service, click here to go to our secure server
for ordering instructions to pay by credit card or check or you can
print out our Fax and Mail Order Form by Clicking Here.
If you have any questions, please call our toll free number at
1-888-STOCKS6 or dial direct to 703-579-4209.
So does Old Stock Research:
Today there are billions of dollars in the US and Canada being held in
special accounts waiting to be claimed by turning in these old stock
certificates and old bonds. Does your old, uncancelled stocks or old
bonds still have a cash value? Let me find out for you! My stock
research company has been researching old company histories for 22
years! My report will provide you with detailed information on the
current status of your old stock companies including any business name
changes, mergers, acquisitions, stock splits, reorganizations,
bankruptcies or liquidations.
95% SUCCESS RATE - that's a track record I'm proud of. I get the
results on company research 95% of the time. Occasionally I come up
empty handed after exhausting all avenues of research. If that
happens, my research service is FREE to you and you will receive a
FULL REFUND despite my costs and research time.
LOW RESEARCH FEE - my research fee is just $35 to $45 per company when
others are charging $55 to $100 per company. My fee is lower because
my office is in my home and I personally conduct the research on your
certificates. You could pay more for the same service, but why? And
here's a special offer - if you can find a research service that
offers the same services for a lower price, you just tell me and I'll
match it! With these six reasons, you can't ask for a better
agreement between us, can you?
A company called Paperchase International can also research the value
of an old stock certificate for you. You may contact them via this
link, or by phone at (514) 482-3609:
They charge $50 per company search and their site says: "If we cannot
trace your company and thus are unable to assess the value of your
stock, bond and mutual fund certificates; we will offer a full refund
of the stock search fee."