PARIS. Part Bénéficiaire. yellow, black. No 564. The concession was for the draining of Lake Copais, and using the 60,000 acres of land thus reclaimed. The lake was to be drained into two other lakes, and the company could use this drained water to make electric power. Elaborate border, showing the lake, and farming on the land wheat, sheep, hay, chickens, vines, beehive and fruit. Design by Fraipont. Gustave Fraipont was a painter and engraver, born Brussels 1849, but became French. He was very well-known for his posters, and designed many fine share certificates. This beneficiary share is much rarer than the ordinary blue shares.
Date: 25 February 1881
Startprice: € 100