Result list 9 November 2019

The results of our November 9 sale is now online. Unsold items can be obtained in our aftersale until December 8 (first come, first served). .

Lotnumber: 89
YOKOHAMA. 5% Gold Bond for Yen 979.59=£100. red, black. #720. No 499. Large format, with folds and pin-holes. Superb photo vignette of the city, showing the city hall, the port, and industrial and residential buildings. Also the emblem of the city. Text on the front entirely in Japanese, but in English on the back. Very ornate corners. Loan of 1,2 million Yen or £122,500 marketed in London by Lazard Brothers & Co. Yokohama is, by population (3,7 million), the second largest city in Japan, although, at only 1/2 hour south of Tokyo, it is really a part of the capital's agglomeration, and is closely linked to it in all ways. Yokohama was one of the first Japanese ports to open to foreign trade (in 1859), and then grew rapidly from a fishing village to a major port, with a wide range of industries, including electricaland electronics, machinery and cars. It is at the forefront in many of the modern emerging technologies, and shipping remains of vital importance to the city. It has always been very open to the world, and is popular with foreign business and residentstoday. Only the one bond is known to us.
Date: 9 April 1912
Quality: VF
Startprice: € 2400