Résultats de vente

Ici vous trouvez les résultats de notre 63ème vente qui a eu lieu le 9 Novembre 2019. 

No. du lot: 1403
ROTTERDAM. Aandeel Fl.150 aan Toonder. brown, buff. No 12814. Somewhat tired condition. Cancellation holes. The Afrikaansche Handels-Vennootschap was originally founded in 1868 (and re-incorporated in 1880 as the "Nieuwe...") to trade with Congo (thus before the Belgians had arrived!). The founder was Lodewijk Pincoffs, an important Rotterdam businessman (linked to the Rotterdamsche Bank/ABN-Amro, the Nederlands-Amerikaaansche Stoomvaart Mij/Holland-Amerikalijn and the Rotterdamsche Handelsvereeniging). He succeeded in raising money for his company from the famous banker Mees and even from Prince Hendrik, brother of the Dutch King. The first years were very profitable and a dividend of 10% was distributed almost annualy. When in 1877 the Dutch division of the AIA (=Association Internationale Africaine) was created, Pincoffs and Prince Hendrik were amongst its members. The Afrikaansche Handels-Vereeniging would give free (!) transport from and to Congo. In return the company would get from King Leopold II a monopoly on the trade and commercial shippingon the Congo River. The King did not stick to this promise so the company came into difficulties. Moreover, Pincroff had been cheating with the books of the company. As a result of all this, the company went bankrupt and Pincroff fled to New York. The deficit of the company was huge for those days: 9,5 million guilders. It even almost drove R.Mees & Zoonen into bankrupcy. An important early piece of Congo's history. We have previously offered a nominative share, but this bearer type is new to us.
Date: September 1880
Qualité: F-VF
Prix de départ: € 100