SHANGHAI. Shares of 5 Taels (Hong Kong Dollars 5). brown. No 798. Pin-holes. The company was controlled by British settlers living in Shanghai. That community were property owners and land speculators, and their lives were tied up with the existence of the British concession and extra-territorial privileges. The amusing design shows a Chinese workman painting the wall of a traditional house. The company was incorporated in Hong Kong. Issued to Eleager Silas Kadoorie Esq. He was an Indian-born Jewish business man, philanthropist and leading member of one of thewealthiest families in Asia. He made fortune in banking, rubber plantations, electric power utilities and real estate operating from Shanghai and Hong Kong.
Themes: PROPERTY â€“ REAL ESTATE
Date: 8 April 1931
Startprice: € 100