Hi, I recently just ended up with a windfall shares of IBM from a relative of mine that passed away last week. I had no idea that I was even in the will. When they read the will they said to me that I was to receive the original certificate of my Great Uncle's 1000 IBM. So I did the math real quick and said ok thats about 100 grand. Well after receiving the certificate, I have now found out that this is the ORIGINAL 1000 share certificate and since he held it in a lock box at his bank for the last 50+ years he has never received the split adjusted shares. I figure that there had to be at least 5-10 splits on IBM in the last 50 years. I now legally have the original shares in my name under New York State Law. However, I would guess there is a transfer agent I would have to get in touch with to get all the shares that are due plus a check for all the accrued divdends. I have to guess that when this is all figured it out this must be worth at least 1 million dollars! I will say that we always knew our Great Uncle was wealthy but I didnt realize that he was someone who would keep stock locked up in a saftey box at a bank. A real sign of the times I guess. Either way, I am really pumped up! If anybody would be able to possible give more direction on who to get in contact with and if anybody might have access to what the value of the shares might be worth approximately with all the splits put back in in todays market I would be very grateful. Thanks all.