BRUXELLES. Action de Dividende. blue, pink. No 970. Founded 1894/5 to publish the conservative catholic newspaper 'Le Vingtième Siècle'. This newspaper would become most famous for its weekly youth supplement: it was in this publication that in 1929, 22 years old Hergé, first published a Tintin story (Tintin in the Land of the Soviets). Every issue featured two pages of the story. It was an immediate success and the youth supplement soon became thicker and the comics started to be sold separately. Also Quick & Flupke appeared first here. In 1934, the rights of both Tintin and Quick & Flupke were sold to the printer Casterman, which was better suited to cope with the international success of Tintin. This share was issued as part of a capital increase two years after the company's incorporation. Only 400 new actions de dividende were created. An extremely rare (only two pieces known by us) and interesting piece of scripophily.
Themes: PRINTING & THE PRESS
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