BRUXELLES. Obligation de F100 (Série 1 A 4000). light blue, black. No 148-09. Heavy central fold with tears (repaired with old-style tape). Decorative border of Congolese scenes and products, and underprint of the coat of arms of the Congo Free State. Low number of this first part of this famous loan issue at a time that the Congo was still the private project of the Belgian King Leopold II and not yet profitable.
Themes: COLONIES, GOVERNMENT BONDS
BELGIAN CONGO, BELGIUM
Date: 1 March 1888
Startprice: € 20