Ordinary Shares of £1. Serie 1. blue, black, red seal. # 1999900. No 50650. Trimmed borders and some edge-damage. Folds. This is a piece of the first issue. Design of scenes of Jewish agricultural and industrial settlement, and the temple wall at Jerusalem. Map of Palestine in the underprint. Formed 1899 in London to act as the financial instrument of the Zionist movement, to promote and work colonisation schemes in the East, by preference in Syria and Palestine. The Chairman was D.Wolffsohn, of Köln; the other directors lived in Odessa, The Hague, London, Pinsk, Dvinsk & Jassy. The governors were in Riga, Mainz and Kiev. The bank's activities in Palestine were carried out by the Anglo-Palestine Bank, a subsidiary formed in 1902. In 1950, the bank was renamed Bank Leumi Le-Israel (=National Bank of Israel). Today, Bank Leumi is Israel's leading commercial bank. Text in English & Hebrew, with German, Russian & French on the reverse. Underprint of a map of Palestine. Popular share.
Themes: BANKING, JUDAICA
GREAT BRITAIN, ISRAEL/PALESTINE
Date: May 1901
Startprice: € 100