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Wall Papering a Room in Stock Certificates

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I noticed on eBay some stock certificates of now long-gone companies: Pan Am, Braniff, Mobile & Ohio Railroad, Billups Oil, etc. They are fairly inexpensive and I've been thinking of papering my inner sanctum (my home office 'powder' room) with them. Good idea or tacky?

Thoughts?
Edited by RSS - 10/19/11 at 8:13pm
post #2 of 23
I like the idea but don't know if I'd want to do an entire room in them. Powder rooms as I picture them are generally relatively small and old stock certificates are pretty busy. It might get a bit dizzying or claustrophobic in there. One or two walls worth might be interesting though.
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I like the idea but don't know if I'd want to do an entire room in them. Powder rooms as I picture them are generally relatively small and old stock certificates are pretty busy. It might get a bit dizzying or claustrophobic in there. One or two walls worth might be interesting though.
I'm actually thinking of one wall, the one behind the sink ... the primary focal point of the room ... and it's partially obscured by the sink & pedistal as well as the mirror.
post #4 of 23
i have a friend who papered his office with rejection slips. was a lot funnier once he started selling stuff.
post #5 of 23
This could be a pretty cool idea.
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i have a friend who papered his office with rejection slips. was a lot funnier once he started selling stuff.
This has me thinking ... insults received as a result of SF posts.
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I noticed on eBay some stock certificates of now long-gone companies: Pan Am, Braniff, Mobile & Ohio Railroad, Billups Oil, etc. They are fairly inexpensive and I've been thinking of papering my inner sanctum (my home office 'powder' room) with them. Good idea or tacky?
Thoughts?

I think it sounds cool, very 1%ish biggrin.gif
post #9 of 23
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Make a powder room like this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vgY--BpGIw&list=FLsduf5Sf45dK7a4Mq7Ivmmg&index=14
The wall above my desk is a bit like that.
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I think it sounds cool, very 1%ish biggrin.gif
As all the companies are 'belly-up' ... it's more like the 99%.
post #11 of 23
Good God.
post #12 of 23
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Good God.
I take it your vote is tacky. Oh well, we see eye to eye on almost nothing.
post #13 of 23
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This has me thinking ... insults received as a result of SF posts.

hmmm, unless you have an awfully large powder room, maybe more like a den?
post #14 of 23
I wallpapered my room with hymens once.
post #15 of 23
Collecting the certificates seems like a nice hobby. Many of them are beautiful. My dad use to buy tons of "old west checks" from banks that popped up during the railroad boom.
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