PARIS. Action de F100. blue, green. #500. No 26. Only 500 issued. Underprint and (in part) border in Jugendstil/Art nouveau. A pearl-diver in the underprint, but the vignettes - fishing-boats, Mercury, etc. are all European. Engraved by Charles CRABBE. The company brought pearl oysters and nacre (mother-of-pearl) up from the floor of the Bay of Djibouti, at the mouth of the Red Sea.
Date: 20 October 1899
Startprice: € 80