LONDON. Warrant of 1 Share of 15 Shillings. green, black. No 16518. Formed by Royal Charter in 1889 to work in 'that region of South Africa lying to the north of Bechuanaland and to the west of Portuguese East Africa'. In effect this means the land which became Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe. The company's soldiers occupied the whole area, to obtain mining-rights. It set up its capital at Fort Salisbury (now Harare), and introduced post and telegraph links. Europeans were brought to set up farms, and railway-lines to South Africa and the sea in Portuguese East Africa were built. The company was also given powers of administration over the lands north of the Zambesi (today's Zambia) and west of Lake Nyasa (today's Malawi). Agreements in the 1920s and 1930s transferred most of the company's rights to the British government. Attractive Waterlow prints with several allegorical vignettes and coat-of-arms. Text in English and French.
Themes: GOLD & SILVER MINING, RAILROADS
GREAT BRITAIN, RHODESIA
WATERLOW & SONS
Date: 21 October 1926
Startprice: € 100