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: 1000
SHANGHAI. Shares of 10 Shillings. black. No 6687. By 1910 the arabica coffee estates in Java had been ravaged by a virulent leaf disease, and the land of the bankrupt Dutch plantation companies could be bought for almost nothing. At that time, hevea rubber seed had been smuggled out of Brazil and cultivated at Kew, London, and was becoming available for planting in south-east Asia. This company was formed by a British financier and a British planter, in Shanghai but under Hongkong law, to plant rubber in Java. It acquired the Limburg and Djarangan plantations, owned by a Dutch company registered in Surabaya, and used seed originating in Kew to replant with heveabrasiliensis. The estates were very productive (except during Japanese occupation 1942-45) until at least the 1960s. The company itself went in voluntary liquidation in 1946.
Date: 20 November 1913
Quality: VF-EF
Startprice: € 50