Result list 1 April 2017

The results of our April sale will be available here on April 2.

Lotnumber: 843
LODZ. Action de 5300 Zloty. brown, green, black. #2500. No 71. Tear at bottom left corner repaired with old-style tape. Fine and large format share, with views of the company's (impressive) mills in Lodz, the textile capital of Poland. Border of columns, flowers and pretty women. Text in Polish, French and English.It was the first fully-mechanised cotton factory in Lodz, built in 1835/8. Its founder was Ludwig Geyer. The business was unsuccessful, and closed in 1862. In 1881 heirs of Geyer started this new company. This time the business was successful and expanded. The company was hit hard by the economic crisis of 1930, and was bankrupt in 1934. It continued to trade and was profitable again by 1938 but was taken over under German control in WWII. After 1945 the factory was nationalised, and in 1990 itwas liquidated and the buildings sold. Part is today the central Museum of the Textile Industry in Lodz.
Themes: TEXTILE
POLAND
Date: 1926
Quality: VF
Startprice: € 400