MOBEKA/ANVERS. Part Sociale. green. #3400. No 317. Large format share of complex design, with fine underprint of a jungle river, and a wide border showing the port of Antwerp, Africans, a map locating the company's estates, and a list of its activities. These included goods exported from Belgium, and spices, palm-oil, groundnuts, coffee, cocoa, tobacco, rubber, copper, etc., exported from Congo. The company estates were on the Congo River, above Coquilhatville. Four small holes to cancel. One of the most interesting of Congo pieces. This type is rare.
Themes: AGRICULTURE, COFFEE, COLONIES, FOOD, IMPORT/EXPORT TRADE, MINES (no gold, silver, coal), RUBBER, TEXTILE, TOBACCO, WOOD
BELGIAN CONGO, BELGIUM
Date: 23 December 1897
Startprice: € 120