Vintage NYC Bonds Now Available


A limited number of original redeemed vintage bonds and stock certificates dating from the 1920s to the 1980s are now available for purchase.  Beautifully illustrated with ornate artwork, multi-color logos and symbols, they are desirable for both their historical significance and as unique artifacts.  They had been originally issued by the City to fund school construction, transit projects, improvements to the water supply, and other municipal purposes.  Each one is signed by a Mayor.  The collection includes James Walker, Fiorello La Guardia, John Lindsay, and Abraham Beame.


Ranging in size from 8 ¾”X 12 ¼” to 17” X 20” they are priced between $120.00 and $250.00.  Images of the stocks and bonds can be viewed at www.archives.nyc/support.  


Mayor Fiorello La Guardia - $250
Mayor Jimmy Walker - $250
Mayor William O’Dwyer - $120
Mayor John Lindsay/Comptroller Abe Beame (standard) - $120
Mayor John Lindsay/Comptroller Abe Beame (oversized) - $250


To place an order, customers may:

  • Email specialsale@records.nyc.gov with their name and contact information and list and number of items they are interested in purchasing; or
  • Visit us at 31 Chambers Street, Suite 103, NYC 10007.


Bonds can be mailed or picked up in person during normal business hours.