AUSTRIA. WIEN. 5 Aktien jede über 200 Kronen. blue, buff, black. No 49341-45. Some staining at the edges. Formed Vienna, 1917. "The Vienna Hills Brickworks and Building Company”. The original brickworks in Wienerberg were founded by Empress Maria Theresia and state-owned. In the mid-19th century, under the leadership of Alois Miesbach, the firm became Europe's biggest brick manufacturer with +10.000 workers producing up to 130 million bricks a year. Renamed as above in 1869. Its high days however were over, and results were less impressive. Finally, all activities stopped in the 1960s.
AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN EMPIRE, HUNGARY
Date: 2 January 1917
Startprice: € 150