BRUXELLES/ANTWERP. Part de Fondateur. brown, black. #1000. No 869. Folds and one small edge-tear. Very attractive design of a hot air balloon keeping a castle in the air and a fairground with numerous attractions at the bottom. Company founded 1893 with a capital of 50.000 BEF thus only 100 shares issued. This was to be the key attraction during the 1894 World's Fair in Antwerp (in reply to the Eiffel Tower at the Paris exhibition 5 years before). The futuristic design from the Belgian engineer Tobiansky consisted of a construction which would put several pubs and restaurants 200 to 300 meters in the air, above the fairground. An elevator would bring the visitors up and down while the whole construction would remain in the air via a huge hot air balloon kept in place with gigantic cables. Unfortunately, the construction never got off the ground, literally, so the exhibition took place without it. This share might well be an unique find.
Province: ANTWERPEN, BRABANT
Startprice: € 500