GHENDT/NIEUPOORT. Actie van 100 Guldens. black. No 407. The company was formed to fish for cod, herring and other fish, from the port of Nieupoort, and to sell them, both fresh and salted. For the fishing it had 4 'dougres', 2 'buisses' and 2 'chalouppes'. It appears that the company was to fish in waters not far off the coast of Flanders. The capital of 200.000 florins was to be subscribed in Antwerp, Brussels and Bruges. The head of the company was de Sotelet, from Liège, but the share certificate was signed by three Flemish names. The company had received a concession from Emperor Karl VI of Austria, ruler of Flanders at this date. Coat-of-arms of Nieupoort, with a lion on a fishing-boat, with a large fish on each side. The payment of 100 guldens was to be made in two amounts of 50 guldens, buton this piece only the first payment was made. This is one of rarest of 18th century pieces from what is today Belgium. Only 5 pieces are known to us.
Themes: BEFORE 1800, FISHERY
BELGIUM, GERMANY, HUNGARY
Province: OOST-VLAANDEREN, WEST-VLAANDEREN
Date: 26 September 1727
Startprice: € 3000