ST-PETERSBURG. Actie von 250 Rbls. brown, black. No 71. Two repaired edge-tears at the left border due to coupon cutting. Central fold with one small hole. Large format, with text in Russian, French and German. Very fine large vignette of the Kazan Cathedral in St.Petersburg, with a winter street scene - troika sledges, horse-trams, etc. Founded 1881. The company undertook fire, life and marine insurance business on an international level (Russia, Bulgarian, Egypt, Persian, Turkey, Former-Yugoslavia and even the USA). By far Russia's biggest insurance company with an annual premium revenue over 130 million roubles. Takenover by state-owned Gosstrach after the Revolution. We offer a nominative share No. 71, so of the original company capital of 4 million roubles (1881), yet printed 1903 (surely for new coupons). Extremely rare piece. Rarity 10.
Startprice: € 2500