Warrant for 25 Shares of £1. orange, black. No 10. Folds and pin-holes. Very large format. Inc. 1902 to acquire business rights in the British Central Africa Protectorate (renamed Nyasaland in 1907), now Malawi. The company initially operated a wholesale and retail trading business. Also ran a riverboatservice on the Zambezi and was a major shareholder in both the Shire Highlands Railway Ltd and the Central Africa Railway Ltd. All of these were sold in the 1930s and the company shifted to farming. Its excessive estates produced cotton, tobacco and tea. It was one of the four largest European-owned companies that operated in Nyasaland. Renamed the Central Africa Co. Ltd in 1964.
Themes: COLONIES, FOOD, TEXTILE, TOBACCO
CENTRAL AFRICAN REP., GREAT BRITAIN
Date: 17 January 1912
Startprice: € 500