BRUXELLES. Action de Capital de F100. green, buff, red. #20000. No 12077. Folds and some discolouration. Founded 1895 by the Belgian engineer Charles Charlier and the Russian engineer Ivan Likhatshev as an investment company in tramway companies. Through its (majority) participations it was involved in the construction and/or operating of tramway lines in Agram (=Zagreb, Croatie), Antwerp and Ostend (Belgium), Belgrado (Serbia), Bialystok (Poland/Russia), Calais, Dunkerque and Nantes (France), Galatz (Romania), Kazan, Kiew, Koursk and Saratov (Russia), Naples (Italy),Rosario (Argentinia), Smyrne (Ottoman Empire), Tunis (Tunisia), Bangkok (Thailand), Frankfurt, Barmen-Elberfeld, Köln (Germany),... In 1910, the Société Générale takes the majority of the company through an important capital increase. Because of the Russian revolution, the company suffers heavy losses. In the end, the company became part of Tractebel. Attractive piece with large underprint of 5 trams and a border listing tens of cities around the world were the company operated (directly or indirectly) tramways. Extremely rare.
Themes: RAILROADS, TRAMS
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