Fancy stocks

a species of stocks which afford great opportunity for stock gambling, since they have no intrinsic value, and the fluctuations in their prices are artificial.

See also: Fancy

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
Yes, we could make that do, provided the money were well invested--no fancy stocks."
In the early days of both cap-n-ball and cartridge firing sixguns, you could order fancy stocks as a matter of routine, with Colt offering ivory and pearl grips for a modest increase in the price of their sixguns.
Colt 1908s were most commonly blued or nickel-plated, but they could be purchased with engraving and fancy stocks, finishes and gold inlays.
There is no slow cooking processes involved other than casseroles, no big fancy stocks and no crushing up lobsters.
Fancy stocks, and other touches add to the package and his profit.
Then all the aftermarket goodies hit the shelves and I'll confess -- those heavy barrels and fancy stocks that turn those old Rugers into real tack-drivers also made me sit down when I saw the price.
Sights are easy to see Heinie Slant Pro Trijicon with a square rear blade matched up with a front post, and a secure feeling is afforded by olive drab colored and checkered aluminum grip panels (My heart wept until I replaced them with Herrett's fancy stocks!) mated with 20 LPI checkering on the front and back straps.