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Subject:  lost the original cost basis Date:  2/13/2002  1:12 PM
Author:  mhb2404 Number:  58913 of 121061

I'm helping out my dad w/ his taxes, and he sold a stock in Jan 2001 which he had apparently bought in the early 1980s. Problem is, he does not remember how he bought the stock (i.e. through what brokerage, or even if direct) and I cannot find an original cost basis for the stock. What do I do? Thanks.
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