Pixar’s colorful stock certificates collected like art

“Pixar Animation Studios Inc.’s upcoming sale to Walt Disney Co. has inspired an audience of investors more interested in buying a piece of paper than a piece of the $7.4 billion deal,” Michael Liedtke reports for The Associated Press. “All these people really want is one of Pixar’s stock certificates, the commemorative scrolls given to shareholders of the computer animation pioneer behind hit movies like ‘Toy Story’ and ‘The Incredibles.'”

Liedtke reports, “Once Disney absorbs the company later this spring, Pixar will stop issuing the colorful certificates decorated with ‘Toy Story’ stars Woody and Buzz Lightyear – just one of the reasons why this particular piece of paper is so treasured. ‘It’s like a piece of art,’ said Brian Giboney, who recently added Pixar to his collection of stock certificates from about 100 different companies. ‘And it’s not something that you are going to be able to buy down the road.'”

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10 Comments

  1. Got it as a gift mounted in a frame and it’s actually worth TWO shares now ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”smile” style=”border:0;” />

    It is quite nice looking I must say, I was impressed.

  2. Go to your local Scottrade branch. You can open a scottrade account an purchase one. They are also sites on the net.

    When is money worth more than its face value? When it’s a collector’s item. Don’t forget, One Pixar stock will always be worth 2.3 Disney shares.

  3. Here’s a picture

    http://www.oneshare.com/stock.asp

    And yes I agree with Chunky, they are not all that pretty.

    In about 2 years Pixar will be completly forgotten, along with all the characters. They will be just part of Disney.

    10 years from now not many investors will pay very much for them either.

    Guess they are hustling us Mac users again.

    Pixar didn’t create that much of a cult status.

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