Result list 30 April 2022

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Lotnumber: 937
STOCKHOLM. 5 Actier of 160 Riksdaler. black. No 306-10. The Strömsholm Canal ranks, with the Göta Canal, among Sweden's most important waterways. Construction was started in 1777, to meet the need for a water-route from the mining areas of central Sweden. Johann Ulfström (1733-1797) was the realinstigator of the project. A share issue was required to meet the building-costs, and this was authorised by the King in 1799. The shares were issued in 1800, each being sold for 160 riksdaler. The vignette on the certificates is of the highest qualityto be found on any bond or share, being a very delicate engraving of Neptune with coats-of-arms, and, in particular, the arms of King Gustav III. On the inside pages of this 4-page document, dividends to 1842 are recorded. The canal was reorganised in 1847 to become the Strömsholm Nya Canal-Bolag. The few other pieces of this company known are single shares. This piece, for 5 shares, must be extremely rare.
Themes: BEFORE 1800, CANALS
Date: 3 March 1800
Quality: EF
Startprice: € 500