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: 558
33 GIRONDE. BORDEAUX. Action de F1000. black. No 88. Folds and a little faint staining. Formed Bordeaux, 1807, with a concession for 25 years, to build and operate a crossing across the river Dordogne at Cubsac (Gironde). The 'pontvolant' or 'pont à traille' consisted on a large flat boat on a rope held at both sides of the river and held above the level of the water. However, this was unreliable, mainly due to the constantly changing level and currents of the river, and poorly used for both passengers and goods. In 1822 it was replaced by the horse-drawn system, and only in 1839 by a proper suspension bridge. Extremely rare.
Themes: BRIDGES – TUNNEL
FRANCE
Date: 22 September 1807
Quality: VF
Startprice: € 200