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: 643
MISSOURI. ST.LOUIS. Shares of $5. black, gold seal. No 132. Folds. Company founded 1910 to build a commercial passenger airship that would carry up to 100 passengers at a speed of up to 100 miles per hour. It could start from land or water, and could ascend straight into the air or be launched like an aeroplane(thus described as a gyroplane). It would be built of aluminium and macadamite, and have two engines, driving four propellers of 12-feet diameter. It could be built in any size, fro a two-man runabout to a monster carrying 50 or 100 passengers. Not unsurprisingly, there came nothing of the project. So the big question is whether this was a bona fide company or a scheme to defraud investors. Large futuristic vignette of the airship - see picture!
Themes: AVIATION
USA
Date: 23 December 1910
Quality: EF
Startprice: € 400