BERN. Aktie von Fr.100. green, buff, black. No 39442. Central fold. Coupon sheet separated from the actual share. Most attractive art nouveau/Jugendstil share of this very famous Swiss chocolate-maker. Arms of Bern and other bears, in a very complex border design. Toblerone is today a chocolate bar made byKraft Foods Switzerland. It is best known for its triangular chunks (representing the Matterhorn in the Swiss Alps), its distinctive packaging, its prism shape and its ubiquity in airport duty-free shops. Toblerone was created by Theodor Tobler and Emil Baumann in Bern, Switzerland in 1908, although Tobler had his own factory since 1899, producing other chocolate products, before he hit on the idea of Toblerone. The two developed a unique milk chocolate including nougat, almonds and honey with a distinctive triangular shape. The product's name is a portmanteau combining Tobler's name with the Italian word torrone (a type of nougat). The image of a bear is hidden in the Matterhorn Mountain symbolizing the town of its origin. Today, the company is part of the Philip Morris multinational. Hole-cancelled. Only three pieces are said to exist, two of which are in Swiss collections. Facsimile signature of Theodor Tobler.
Date: 18 September 1905
Startprice: € 2400