LE CAIRE. 25 Actions Ordinaires L.E.1,specimen. Serie D. brown, buff. #600000. Shepheard's Hotel, beside the Nile, was the prime stopping-place for foreign visitors to Cairo, right from its opening in 1845. As a symbol of foreign domination of Egypt, it was burned down by nationalist mobs at the time of the Suez crisis in 1956. Text in Arabic and French. Small vignettes of Nefertiti, peacocks, lotus, papyrus, etc. Two punch-holes at left edge. The Empain Group was a shareholder from 1946 onwards.
Date: 1 January 1959
Startprice: € 30