GALICIA. PARIS. 1. Cert. de 1 Action de F500, 1869, Première Série, yellow & black. 2. Action de Capital de F500, 1871, blue & pink. 3. Action de Fondation, 1871, blue & pink. All of similar design, though the 1869 share has different vignettes. Pretty border of arabesques, and vignettes of ships, industry and commerce. Printed by Chaix, and designed by Upizzetta, engraved by F.Simon. The name shows the company was formed to salvage treasure from ships wrecked near Vigo, on the northwest tip of Spain. In 1702,an Anglo-Dutch fleet attacked the Spanish treasure fleet from America, loaded with silver and merchandise, in Vigo Bay, northern Spain. The engagement was an overwhelming success for the Allies, with all Spanish ships either captured or destroyed. Yet most of the treasure had already been off-loaded before the attack, or thrown into Sea - sources vary. Hence the creation of this company.
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