Shares of £1. buff, black. No 207. Folds. Formed London, 1887. Unusually decorative panel, with vignette of a campsite under palm-trees, and the chemical symbol for antimony. Company took over a small existing operation, at Endeavour Inlet, on Marlborough Sound, but found no source of high-grade ore, and was dissolved in 1882. There were later attempts to find profitable deposits, but unsuccessfully. Antimony is a metal, then used to make ammunition, print-type and pewter, and is today used for solder and lead-acid batteries. Rare and early for New Zealand scripophily.
Themes: GOLD & SILVER MINING, MINES (no coal, gold, silver)
GREAT BRITAIN, NEW ZEALAND
Date: 20 February 1888
Startprice: € 200