BENA BENDI/BRUXELLES. Action de F250. green, pink. #4020. No 3359. Large format in generally worn condition with old style-tape on the right border, some staining at the borders, central fold. Formed 1901 by the Congo Government and 14 interested companies, to promote cultivation and trade, especially of plant productsand ivory. The company held a large portion of the Kasai river basin, partly the property of the 14 companies, and partly from the State. A major product was rubber, where the company had a near-monopoly. The president was the famous Gent industrialistJean de Hemptinne (facsimile signature). Most attractive share, with Jugendstil/art nouveau border rubber plants, Congo stars, vignettes of train and river-steamer. Only once before in our auctions, in 1996.
Themes: AGRICULTURE, COLONIES, IMPORT, EXPORT
BELGIAN CONGO, BELGIUM
Date: 31 December 1901
Startprice: € 300