TRANSVAAL. JOHANNESBURG/LONDON. 1 Share of Â£1. Serie A. black, buff. #1000000. No 1557. Folds. Formed in 1897, and owned more than 800 gold-claims (mostly deep-level) in the Witwatersrand, and prospecting rights over a large area near Swakopmund (German SouthWest Africa). Formed under South African Republic law, with a British chairman (Lord Battersea); the majority of directors were German. The original agreement to form the company was signed by Ad.Goerz (a German company), Deutsche Bank, Berlin, and a representative of this company. Most attractive piece, with part-Jugendstil/art nouveau border of African warriors, train, ox-wagon, palm-trees. Text in English and French. Printed by Giesecke&Devrient. The only piece we know, which shows German capital in the South African gold-mining industry.
Themes: GOLD & SILVER MINING
GERMANY, GREAT BRITAIN, SOUTH AFRICA
GIESECKE & DEVRIENT
Date: 26 April 1899
Startprice: € 400