LONDON. 50 Shares of Â£1, specimen. blue, black. A Bradbury Wilkinson specimen. The company was formed in 1892 and obtained a German government concession in Damaraland, German South West Africa. The concession included exploration rights over a territory of 22.000 square miles, as well as 5.000 square miles of land as its own property to build, as well as railway rights and other privileges. In 1900 the newly-founded Otavi Mining & Railway Co. 1000 square miles of exploration rights, including the copper-mines of Otavi und Tsumeb. Before World War I the majority of shares were in German hands. During the war all shares in German, Austrian or Hungarian hands were confiscated. The company bought these shares back from the English administration, and cancelled them. Text in English and German.
Themes: COLONIES, MINING
GREAT BRITAIN, S.W.AFRICA (NAMIBIA)
BRADBURY, WILKINSON & CO.
Startprice: € 150