CONSTANTINOPLE. Part de Fondateur. multicolour. #6000. No 5881. Türkiye Kibrit Inhisari Türk Anonim Sirketi. Very large format piece, of very decorative design. The style is Ottoman, and the border colours are superb. Text in Turkish on the face, and French on the reverse. Vignette of ploughing under the Turkish sun. Founded 1925 by a contract signed between the Turkish Minister of Finance and the Belgian company Ozin Allumetier de Flandre which obtained the Turkish match monopoly. Liquidated 1930. One of the finest of tobacco pieces, and in near-perfect condition.
Startprice: € 80