EUSKADI-PAIS. BILBAO. Accion de 500 pts. Cat. 1390 A. brown, yellow. #2500. No 1156. Rare Basque rail piece. Pretty design, with many vignettes in the elaborate border. The narrow-gauge line, east of Bilbao, was later extended to Pedernales and to Bermeo. It still exists, as part of the FF.CC. Vascos. Guernica is, of course, the Basque town destroyed by 'Blitzkrieg' bombing in the Spanish Civil War, which became a 'cause célèbre', and was the subject of a very famous painting by Picasso.
Date: 1 June 1888
Startprice: € 50