PARIS. Un Centième de Part de Fondateur. pink, black. No 64/27. A very attractive piece, but not the well-known one of large vertical format. This has the same design of the camel caravan waiting to cross the railway, but in underprint only. Very ornate border, with imperial lion of Ethiopia. The company was formed to build lines from the Red Sea at Djibouti to Entotto, to Kaffa and the White Nile. The scheme soon collapsed in chaos. Unlike the action de F500 (of which a hoard of several thousands were found a few years ago), this type is extremely rare : only three pieces of this type have been found (2003).
Date: 15 December 1899
Startprice: € 300