Result list 30 April 2022

The results of our April 30 sale are now online. Unsold items can be obtained in our aftersale until May 22 (first come, first served). .

Lotnumber: 96
WESTERN AUSTRALIA. LONDON. Shares of 10 Shillings. purple. No 375. Folds and some brown staining. Founded 1904 by Bewick, Moreing& Co., a London based company that operated gold mines in Australia. Future US President Herbert Hoover was one of its directors. He has personally signed this share. The mine was located 8km north of Laverton, Western Australia. It controlled approx. 50% of all gold production in Western Australia. The company went into liquidation in 1913 but mining continued by the Kalgoorlie and Boulder Firewood Co. It produced both gold and silver.On Herbert Hoover: he started his career as a mining engineer, first in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, but soon moved to Western Australia. Later he worked in China before moving to London as an independent mining consultant and financier. After the outbreak of WWI, he became the head of the Commission for Relief in Belgium. He became the 31st president of the USA in 1929, just before the start of the Great Depression. He was succeeded by Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1932. First time we see scripophily from this company.
HOOVER, Herbert
Date: 13 August 1908
Quality: VF
Startprice: € 500