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: 1025
IOWA/ARIZONA. DES MOINES. Shares of $10. gold, gold seal, black. Cert. of application for shares, 1909, showing 'Liberty'. Gold seal. The Iowa State Zoo was less a zoo than a pleasure park, where amusements were combined with a small zoo with mostly indigenous animals. The park was created by the Iowa Zoo & AmusementCo., controlled by a Chicago company which owned a large number of similar parks in the U.S.A. The company was founded in 1909, with a capital of $250,000. The majority of the shares were held by the company which built the park. Along with the collection of animals was a restaurant, dance-hall, Japanese tea-garden, carousel, labyrinth, etc., to amuse the visitors. The park opened in 1909, but we know nothing of its later history. (Ref. Zoologische Gärten als Kapitalges., A. Schmitz & A. Metzger). Less than 5 pieces reported.
Themes: ZOO & CIRCUS
Date: 27 November 1909
Quality: VF-EF
Startprice: € 1200