Lately I've become enamored with stock certificates, as they make a wonderful document canvas for revenue stamp usage. While it would be easy to go crazy with these, I've decided to limit myself strictly to revenue-stamped examples from the Civil War tax era (1862-1872 for the most part).
Spending time on various scripophily websites, I find it interesting that by and large, stock certificate dealers and collectors consider the revenue stamps and cancels on the stock certificates to be irrelevant. It's usually only the stock certificate itself and/or who signed it that matters.
I've put together a page on my website that shows all of the stock certificates I have, and for this page I'm using much larger thumbnails than everywhere else on the site, so you can actually see some of the certificate details without having to load each individual one.
These certs can get pretty darned pricey in a big fat hurry, so my collection is fairly small at the moment, but a few of the certs I have are fairly scarce.http://www.revenue-collector.com/st...icates.shtml