75 PARIS. AUTEUIL. 10 Actions de F100. Serie C. green, black. No 21371-80. Very elaborate design by L. Soury, engraved by F. Simon, with ships, train, factory, arms of France and Britain, Neptune and Ceres, fruit, machinery, freight, and much else. The oil was used by the pharmaceutical, cosmetic and perfumery industries. By this date, after heavy whaling for this type, the sperm whale was becoming difficult to find and catch, and thus the oil was becoming expensive. There was a need for a synthetic equivalent, and this company manufactured it.
Themes: MEDICINE, PERFUMERY & SOAP
FRANCE, GREAT BRITAIN
Startprice: € 100