Result list 4 April 2020

The results of our April 4 sale is now online. Unsold items can be obtained in our aftersale until May 3 (first come, first served). .

Lotnumber: 444
ANVERS. Action de F100. brown, gold, black. No 895. Most picturesque piece, with border of some of the animals in the zoo - lots of action! The Antwerp zoo is one of Europe's oldest, ranking only after London, Paris & Amsterdam. It was founded in 1843 (when this share was issued), on the initiative of Jacques Kets, a natural scientist, who had already a collection of animals at his house. He owned a piece of land outside the city walls, and the zoo was established there. On 21 July 1843, J. François-Loos, alderman and, later, burgomaster, of Antwerp, who had a great interest in the idea of founding a zoo, formed a Société Civile - Zoologie, to acquire the land from Kets, and also the collection of animals. The initial capital of the company was Fr.100.000. The company was under sponsorshipof King Leopold I. Kets was one of the first directors. The zoo expanded to offer pleasure-gardens, and, in the 1880s, a panorama. The zoo is still on the same site, by the Central Station, today. Shareholders had the right to enter the zoo free, on showing their share, so the shares were always being unfolded and re-folded hence some condition problems (folds, repaired tears, brown staining).
Date: 23 July 1843
Quality: G
Startprice: € 300