Result list 10 April 2021

The results of our April 10 sale are now online. Unsold items can be obtained in our aftersale until May 9 (first come, first served). .

Lotnumber: 366
PARIS. Action de F500. black. #2000. No 690. Certificate split into two equal halves. Damaged left and right borders with some paper loss and edge-tears. However, this is an extremely rare certificate and much searched for by zoo collectors. We know of only one other piece (offered by us in 2011). On the Paris zoo: the Jardin Zoologique d'Acclimatation du Bois de Boulogne had its origins in a medicinal herb-garden, which was laid out originally in 1735, on the orders of King Louis XII. In 1790, after the French Revolution, the Garden was taken over by the State, and in 1794 came under the control of the Museum of Natural History. Since the exotic animals in the former Versailles menagerie needed new accommodation, the botanical garden became a zoo. In 1834 the well-known zoologist Isidore Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, along with a number of citizens of Paris, proposed the establishment of a zoological garden, similar to London's, to domesticate animals from foreign countries. The company was founded on 1 April 1859, with a capital of 1 million francs. The Jardin d'Acclimatation was finally laid out on 22,5 Ha of land in the Bois de Boulogne, and was opened on 8 October 1860. The members of the company included, apart from the founding citizens, Emperor Napoleon III, princes, the higher nobility, and military officials. It was a large-scale and luxurious affair. The Franco-Prussian War causes serious losses to the animal stock of the garden, since, during the hard winter, every edible animal was killed by the people for food. The land was used as a military hospital. Although in earlier times animals from other lands were brought here to be made useful, today visitors see mostly indigenous animals. It is basically converted into a children's amusement park. This share was issued in 1884, the company was still 1 million francs divided into 2000 shares. Later, the capital increased to 2.050.000 francs. Dividend stamps until 1921.
Themes: ZOO & CIRCUS
Date: 24 February 1884
Quality: G
Startprice: € 500