PARIS. Action Immobilière et Inaliénable de F2000. black. No 90. Folds. In 1807 Napoleon, as Protector of the Confederation of the Rhine, decreed that certain properties were to be taken over by him. Among these was an estate at Rulle, near Osnabrück. The Société de Westphalie was formed to commercialise these properties, selling shares at F2000 each in exchange for one year's revenue from an estate. The share was allocated to Basile Guy Marie Victor Baltus de Pouilly (1766-1845) an important French lieutenant general, given the noble title of Baron by Napoleon in 1809. He's one of 660 people whose name is engraved on the Paris Arc de Triomphe. Corner vignettes of the crowned 'N' arms of Napoleon. Red seal of the company. Napoleonic shares are very rarely available on the collectors' market. Rarity 9.
Themes: ARMS â€“ MILITARY, BEFORE 1800, CITY & STATE BONDS, REAL ESTATE
Date: 22 March 1811
Startprice: € 500