WEST-VLAANDEREN. BRUGES. Action Privilégiée de F500. multicolour. #9000. No 4099. One of the finest and most popular of all Belgian shares. The company was formed in 1895 to build new ports at Heyst-sur-Mer, on the Belgian coast (now Zeebrugge), and at Bruges, together with a canal to link the two. The city of Bruges was a major investor. There was a real need for the new facilities; Bruges was linked to the sea only by a narrow canal to Ostend. The shares were issued in 1895, but these definitive certificates did not appear until 1904. The design shows the new sea-port, fineviews of Bruges, angel, anchor and much more. Beautiful printing, by the prestigious St. Augustin company, of Bruges, and a large watermark of anchors and flowers. There are two types of this action privilégiée; this is the lower-numbers type, with the brown shield above the bear. Uncancelled.
Date: 1 May 1904
Startprice: € 100