LONDON. Warrant for 25 Shansi Shares of £1. green, yellow, black. No 37034. The company, formed in 1897, worked coal-mines in Shansi and Honan provinces, in central China. It also built the Honan Railway for the government. Vignette of shipping, trains, junks, temple in a Chinese port. Large, square format, with text in Englishand French. In 1913 the Banque International de Chine was founded in Paris; the Peking Syndicate lent the Chinese Government the F15 million for its share of the capital. Acted as agent for Marconi, Siemens and Handley Page Aircraft. Doubtless it lost all its Chinese assets after the communist takeover in 1949. Generally rather worn condition with pin-holes, heavy folds, damaged top border.
Themes: BANK & FINANCE, COALMINES, MINING, RAILROADS
CHINA, GREAT BRITAIN
Date: 26 October 1911
Startprice: € 50