COPENHAGEN. Action de Kr.500=F700. green, yellow, brown, black. No 37508. Founded 1897 in Copenhagen, mainly to offer shipping services from Copenhagen to Bangkok and the Far East. Created subsidiaries in St.Petersburg, Paris, Bangkok and later in Sweden. In the 1920s routes were opened from Copenhagen to South Africa, Australia, Mexico, Cuba and the North Pacific. In 1949 acquired a Canadian line with routes from Vancouver to the Far East. Because of air competition, passenger services were withdrawn in 1969. The very decorative certificate shows the port of Bangkok, with temples, and not the port of Copenhagen but one of the company's ships passing through the Suez Canal. Text in Danish and French.
Themes: COLONIES, IMPORT & EXPORT, SHIPPING
Date: November 1910
Startprice: € 300