Result list 5 November 2022

Here are the results of our 5 November 2022 sale. Unsold items can be purchased in our after-sale at the start price plus 20% sales commission (+ VAT/Postage if applicable). First come, first served. Offer valid until 4 Dec. 2022.

Lotnumber: 256
Warrant to bearer for 5 Shares of £1. green, buff, black. No 16. Unfortunately in very tired condition with heavy folds, staining, upper left corner missing, small holes, etc. Yet, this cert. has only once before been offered by us. It sold, in excellent condition, for 5500 EUR in our Fall 2016 auction. The moderate start price today has of course all to do with the condition problems of this piece. Text in English and French, but company name also in Chinese. Decorative border with flowers, and dragons in design. We have seen a map of China, apparently showing the railway lines to be built by the company. They run from Hankow, which was perhaps to be the centre of the company's rail operations in China. They included Hankow to Nanking, to Foochow and Wenchow, to Chungking and to Si-Ngan - a very extensive network indeed. However, since the company was deleted from the London Register in 1902 (only 2 years after formation), we can assume that the company never operated in any way. We have no info on what the company's mining intentions were.
Date: 8 August 1900
Quality: VG
Startprice: € 500