Nominative certificate of 50 Shares of £1. black. No 9. Folds and a few pin-holes. Text in English. We have seen a map of China, apparently showing the railway lines to be built by the company. They run from Hankow, which was perhaps to be the centre of the company's rail operations in China. They included Hankow to Nanking, to Foochow and Wenchow, to Chungking and to Si-Ngan - a very extensive network indeed. However, since the company was deleted from the London Register in 1902 (only 2 years after formation), we can assume that the company never operated in any way. We have no info on what the company's mining intentions were. This nominative share certificate printed by Hepburn & Sons should not be confused with the more decorative bearer share printed by Waterlow (see our previous auction). Low certificate number 9 for 50 shares (filled in as such). To the best of our knowledge, only 2 such nominative shares were last year discovered. Rarity 11.
Themes: MINES (no gold, silver, coal), RAILROADS
CHINA, GREAT BRITAIN
Date: 16 July 1900
Startprice: € 1000