PARIS. Obligation de F500. blue, green. #85000. No 10447. Several pin-holes. A very attractive piece, but not the well-known one of large vertical format. This has the same design of the camel caravan waiting to cross the railway, but in underprint only. Very ornate border, with imperial lion of Ethiopia. The company was formed to build lines from the Red Sea at Djibouti to Entotto, to Kaffa and the White Nile. The scheme soon collapsed in chaos. Unlike the much more common action de F50, this bond is extremely rare.
Date: 1 February 1898
Startprice: € 100