ATHENES. 5 Actions de 100 Drachmes. green, black. No 7956-60. Formed 1882 to take over a concession for lines Piraeus-Athens-Corinth-Patras, with a branch to Navplion-Argos-Myli, a total of 306km. In 1888 the company bought the Patras-Pyrgos line, then in course of construction. In 1891 the government handed overto the company the constructed parts of the lines Myli-Tripolis-Kalamata, and a subsidy to complete the line. Much of the finance was raised in London, where the shares and bonds were quoted. In 1940 the company was declared insolvent, and the assets taken over by the Greek government. Very attractive certificate, with border showing the Acropolis of Athens, a ruined temple, and a train crossing the Corinth Ship Canal. The underprint shows a locomotive. Text in Greek and French.
Date: 15 January 1926
Startprice: € 30