Result list 1 April 2017

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Lotnumber: 608
BERLIN. Action de F625=500 M, printer proof. Serie 2B. purple, green. No 21. According to our reference books, this is a railroad company of which no scripophily has been seen as of yet. The company was founded in 1879 with the aid of the Société Belge de chemins de fer. The idea was that the new company should takeover the works on the railroad from Harburg (in Hamburg) via Buxtehude to Stade from the Cuxhavener Eisenbahn-Dampfschiff- und Hafenbau-Actiengesellschaft. The latter was in financial distress and had no longer the means to support the project. The line openedon April 1st 1881 and a line to Cuxhaven (62 km) was ready by November 1st 1881. Overall, the railroad was 104 km long. The next year, the Unterelbe'sche Eisenbahn-Ges. received the exploitation rights of the Hamburg harbour railroad which had previously been built by the city of Hamburg. From 1885 onwards, the company also exploited the steam shipping services from Cuxhaven to Helgoland and Norderney. In 1890, the city of Hamburg bought the railroad. Today, this line is electrified and stillexists under the name Niederelbebahn (line no. 1720). More information is available in the 2007 published book by Hans-Otto Schlichtmann: Die Unterelbe'sche Eisenbahn Harburg-Stade-Cuxhaven. This piece was found in the printer archives of the Imprimerie Bourlard, Brussels. As all pieces from this archive, this was a unique find.
Themes: RAILROADS, SHIPPING
BELGIUM, GERMANY
BOURLARD
Date: 1 January 1882
Quality: EF
Startprice: € 2000