Result list 6 April 2019

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Lotnumber: 190
CAPE TOWN. Share. handwritten on blue paper. #24. No 14. 4-page document, handwritten but easily readable (in Dutch), damaged inside border with paper missing, but no text missing. One embossed duty stamp. The African Theatre at the Riebeeck square (originally "Boereplein") grew out of a tradition of soldierly theatrical performance. It was inaugurated by the Dutch in the early 1700s at the Castle barracks, and continued by the French in the Hospital barracks, and further developed by the British after their takeover at the Cape in 1795. Sir GeorgeYonge, governor of the Cape 1799-1801 was so inspired by a performance at the Military Hospital that he insisted that the Colony should have a theatre of its own. It opened to a performance of Henry IV Part 1 in September 1801. The certificate represents 1/24th share of the theatre and was given to the buyer as a copy of the original share which was being kept in the company offices. As a result, it was written and signed by the 'chief clerk', amongst others in name of Sir George Yonge, 5th Baronet, former British Secretary at War and Governor of the Cape Colony at the time this share was issued. Several transfer notes up to 1844. Very likely the oldest South African share known and extremely rare.
Themes: BEFORE 1800, THEATRE
Date: 1 December 1800
Quality: F
Startprice: € 500