WEST-VLAANDEREN. BRUGES. Action Ordinaire. green, yellow. #700. No 446. The most beautiful Luxembourg share we have ever seen. Large format, with fine engraving of a ruined castle, and of a stone-cutter at work in the quarry. Only 700 actions ordinaires issued (also 700 privilégiées). 500 of each were issued to Mr Charles Bettendorf, industrialist and landowner, owner of the quarry and related properties. The quarry was in the commune of Larochette (north of Luxembourg City), section of Ernzen, 'lieu-dit' Langst Seitert, and covered 7 Ha. Other assets brought to the company were: stables on the Ernzen road, with two houses nearby, and workshop and office at Kruchten station, on the CdF Guillaume-Luxembourg, with a loading-bay. A railway line was to be built, to link the quarry to the station at Mersch. Share signed by two administrators, Louis Rubbrecht, a former notaire and stockbroker, of Bruges, and Alphonse Naest, inspector of architecture, also of Bruges. We believe the ruined building in the design is the 15th-century gothic castle of Créhange, at Larochette. Superb condition, especially for such a large-format piece. Rarity 9.
Themes: MINES (no gold, silver, coal)
Startprice: € 1000