Result list 31 October 2020

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Lotnumber: 1220
's GRAVENHAGE. Wisselbrief. black. No 336. Bill of Exchange of 2000 Ned. Courant issued by the Colonial Government of Suriname as compensation for the abolition of slavery in 1863. Until then, an estimated 40.000 slaves worked in the colony. The slaveholders received 300 Guilders for each slave. The Dutch government paid for this out of a fund that had been spiced with profits from the colonies. Personally signed by the colonial governor, van Lansberge. Pretty vignette of a large sail ship and two natives on the left.
VAN LANSBERGE, Reinhart Frans
Date: 13 July 1863
Quality: VF
Startprice: € 100