CORPORATE PROFILE LLC, The Gift of History , is a leading provider of collectible stock and bond certificates and other old paper items. We also provide research information on old stocks and companies through our affiliated company  RM-Smythe Old Company Research at We are committed to help promote the importance of financial history around the world. In doing this, we will professionally provide unique products and services to our customers in a competitive manner. We will always strive for 100% customer satisfaction.

Where We Started
We have been buying and selling collectible stock and bond certificates since 1990. opened its virtual doors in January 1996 with a mission to use the Internet to transform the collecting stock and bond certificates as the fastest, easiest, and most enjoyable shopping experience possible. While our customer base and product offerings have grown considerably since our early days, we still maintain our founding commitment to customer satisfaction and the delivery of an educational and inspiring shopping experience.

Where We Are Today
Today, is the place to find and discover the Gift of History about past and present companies. We’re very proud of our thousands of satisfied customers and of our Multi Million Dollar Inventory with over 17,500 Selections and are adding more selections on a regular basis.

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 223795
Chantilly, Virginia

Phone Toll Free 1-888-STOCKS6 (1.888.786.2576) or
Direct 1.703.787.3552
Fax 1.703.995.4422


Bob Kerstein is a leading edge technology entrepreneur, internet survivor and communications industry veteran with more than 42 years of business experience.  Mr. Kerstein is the C.E.O. of L.L.C and Old Company  He has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1978 and has worked as a Chief Financial Officer and in other capacities for both Public and non Publicly held companies. Kerstein has more than 40 years experience in the communications and entertainment industries including Collectibles, Scripophily, Cellular, Satellite Communications, Internet Development, Cable TV, Motion Pictures and Professional Sports.Bob is the founder of Encyberpedia an award winning Internet reference informational website, a medical reference site turned into satire egreetingcards, an Internet search engine site, a web site development and hosting site, (formally a popular and award winning Web Cam Site, Y5B an award winning satire site about the year 5 Billion and He also founded – Pregnancy Information Site, – Worldwide Map Resources, – Information about the International Spacestation, – Weather Information, – Information about capitals around the world and – Christmas Holiday Information, and other Internet portal informational Sites.

Mr. Kerstein is also one of the founders in 1995 of Angel Technologies (formally and is serving as a Board Member. Previous senior positions held by Kerstein include Senior Vice President and Cellular Chief Financial Officer at McCaw Cellular Corporation (Now AT&T Wireless), Chief Financial Officer at American Mobile Satellite Corporation , Chief Financial Officer at Falcon Cable TV  Director of Financial Reporting at Warner Brothers and Chief Information Officer of at Orca Bay Sports and Entertainment (owners of the NHL’s Vancouver Canucks and NBA’s Vancouver Grizzlies).

Kerstein has been in articles in various Newspapers and TV Broadcasts including USA Today, CNBC, CNN, Washington Post, Charlotte Observer, Philadelphia Inquirer, Discovery Channel, Houston Chronicle, Christian Science Monitor, CBS Market Watch, Wall Street Journal, Fox News, Sacramento Bee,  PBS and many others.

Bob is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and started his career at Arthur Young (now Ernst and Young) in their Beverly Hills Office after graduating from California State University Long Beach in 1976.  Bob is also a  Member of the International Bond and Share Society, the Washington Historical and Autograph Certificate Organization and a co founder of the Professional Scripophily Dealers Association..

He and his wife Susana, own the Historic Monte Cristo Gold Mine in the Angeles National Forest.

Bob can be reached for questions or interviews by email at Question or by phone at 703-787-3552.