PARIS. Contract + Quittance (reserve copy) de 280 Livres. Cat. Shak. 872 RC. black on vellum. No 3058. s. The vellum copies of French rentes are believed to be the copy retained by the issuing office. They are much rarer than the paper contracts, usually with vellum receipt, issued to the investor. The content is much the same, except that the text of the vellum quittance (usually separate, but tied with string into the paper contract) is here printed on the end of the contract. Interesting piece, rarely offered in auction. The investor was the Bishop of Antwerp, and the rente was issued on the lifeof himself and of the Duc de Chartres, better known as Philippe, the First Prince of the Blood, strong supporter of the French Revolution despite being of high nobility himself, and father of King Louis Philippe d'Orléans.
Themes: BEFORE 1800, CITY & STATE BONDS
Date: 24 March 1789
Startprice: € 300