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: 973
Preference Shares of 10 Shillings. brown. No 5353. Folds. Founded, and facsimile signed by, Horatio Bottomley (1860-1933). He was a famous English swindler, best known for his editorship of the popular magazine John Bull. The discovery of gold in Kalgoorlie in the early 1890s gave him the idea to promote Western Australian gold mining shares (such as the one we offer here). Through skilful exploitation of demand and by frequent reconstruction of failing companies, Bottomley had accumulated a considerable personal fortune. He was finally convicted of fraud in 1922.
Date: 19 March 1900
Quality: VF-EF
Startprice: € 50