FIRENZE. 1 Azione di L.25050. Serie 2. olive, black. No 4443. Large format, with folds. Company formed in Florence in 1867, to buy and sell property in Italy, but this is a share from the second issue, in 1869. At this time, Florence was the capital of Italy, which lasted until French troops withdrew from protecting the Papal States in 1870, and Italian troops took over Rome. Very elaborate share, showing Florence and Naples (but not Rome), also Mercury and Flora, flags, coats-of-arms, elegant homes, castles, flowers, landscapes, probably of Tuscany and Campania, and much else. Text in Italian, but in French and English on the back.
Themes: PROPERTY â€“ REAL ESTATE
Date: 1 June 1869
Startprice: € 300