Result list 31 October 2020

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Lotnumber: 1209
MADRID. Accion de 250 Pesos. black. # 3600. No 830. Central folds with a small split in the center and a repaired edge-split. Also some water staining, only slightly affecting the printed borders. Spanish trading company focusing on the colonial trade with Cuba. It was formed by royal decree in Madrid in 1789, to exploit the natural resources of the colony of Cuba, and import them into Spain. It was the last of the great royal companies, and outlived all the others; it was not liquidated until the 1840s. The share is printed on thick paper, and has designs of the royal arms of Spain supported by little angels and garlands of roses and oak-leaves at the top, and the royal arms of Cuba at the bottom, all in a border of geometric design. The design was by Luis Paret y Alcazar. Paret was born in Madrid in 1746, and died there in 1799. He was a painter, drawer and engraver who worked with Velasquez. At the time of Goya he was a notable figure in court artistic circles. He became the court painter of Bourbon Spain. Transfer notes on the back until 1822. By far the oldest Cuban share. Moderate start price.
Date: 5 May 1791
Quality: F-VF
Startprice: € 1500