Result list 9 November 2019

The results of our November 9 sale is now online. Unsold items can be obtained in our aftersale until December 8 (first come, first served). .

Lotnumber: 577
PARIS. Obligation de F500. green, black. No 13707. Repaired edge-tear at the top border. The Jardin Zoologique d'Acclimatation du Bois de Boulogne had its origins in a medicinal herb-garden, which was laid out originally in 1735, on the orders of King Louis XII. In 1790, after the French Revolution, theGarden was taken over by the State, and in 1794 came under the control of the Museum of Natural History. Since the exotic animals in the former Versailles menagerie needed new accommodation, the botanical garden became a zoo. In 1834 the well-known zoologist Isidore Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, along with a number of citizens of Paris, proposed the establishment of a zoological garden, similar to London's, to show animals from foreign countries. The company was founded on 1 April 1859, with a capital of 1 million francs. The Jardin d'Acclimatation was finally laid out on 22,5 Ha of land in the Bois de Boulogne, and was opened on 8 October 1860. The members of the company included, apart from the founding citizens, Emperor Napoleon III, princes, the higher nobility, and military officials. It was a large-scale and luxurious affair. The Franco-Prussian War causes serious losses to the animal stock of the garden, since, during the hard winter, every edible animal was killed by the peoplefor food. The land was used as a military hospital. Although in earlier times animals from other lands were brought here to be made useful, today visitors see mostly indigenous animals. It is basically converted into a children's amusement park. This bond is extremely rare, less than 5 are said to exist (according to the Schmitz/Metzger reference book). Facsimile signed by the Prince of Wagram, a title the family received from Napoleon Bonaparte.
Themes: ZOO & CIRCUS
Date: 1 April 1903
Quality: VF
Startprice: € 100