06 ALPES-MARITIMES. MENTON. Action de F500. black. #200. No 82. Central fold and repaired edge-tear at the bottom. Also a little staining at the bottom, not into the vignette. The share shows a large view of Menton, and along the coast into Italy. Also the arms of the town. The first casino in Menton dates from 1908, with gaming allowed from 1909. It was also a restaurant, offered shows and much else. 1933 saw the construction of a new and larger casino; this was always modest compared with nearby Monte Carlo, but it flourished for years. In time it became run down and neglected, and was closed for some years before being bought by the Groupe Barrière and totally renovated into the attractive building of today. Very lovely piece, and not seen before by us. Rarity 12.
Startprice: € 500