SOFIA. Action de 100 Leva Or. blue, red. #40000. No 11851. Central fold. Very large format. Beautiful Jugendstil/Art Nouveau design, with Balkan influence, by B. Mikhailov, showing the harvesting and distillation of roses. Text in Bulgarian and French. The bank was founded to finance the production of rose oil(or 'attar' of roses), an important and valuable product of Bulgaria. It is distilled by steam from the petals; one ton of petals gives only 300 grams of oil. It is used in the perfume industry in western Europe. Underprint of roses.
Themes: BANK & FINANCE, PERFUMERY & SOAP
Date: 1 September 1917
Startprice: € 100