LONDON. Share Warrant for 25 Shares of £1. purple, black. No 1155. Folds and some small brown stains. New coupons (from the Amalgamated Industrials Ltd. - see further) taped on the certificate. Showing a miner with a Chinese background of junk and pagoda. Text in English and French. The company was formed to acquire the business of a Chinese company formed in 1878. The main assets were 3 mines in the Kaiping coalfield, near Peking, a shipping line with 6 ships, docks in various Chinese ports, and the harbour of Chinwangtao, also near Peking. The tram line between the mine and its canal to the Hai He River eventually developed into the Imperial Railway of North China and the modern Jingha Railway. The company was formally chartered in 1900 and then reformed in 1912 as a public company listed in London. The company's activities were completely halted by the victory of the Communists in the Civil War. Renamed Knitmaster Holdings Ltd in 1956 and to Amalgamated Industrials Ltd in 1959. It was finally dissolved in 1984. The rest of the company became the Kailuan Group at Tangshan, which is one of the largest coal mining companies in Mainland China. Printed by Waterlow. Rare high denomination type.
Themes: GOLD & SILVER MINING, MINES (no gold, silver, coal)
CHINA, GREAT BRITAIN
WATERLOW & SONS
Date: 15 October 1912
Startprice: € 150