PARIS. Cert. Nom. d'Actions "A" de F150. red, green. No 198. One of the great names in French shipping, operating some of the most prestigious ocean liners, including the famous 'Normandie', a queen of the North Atlantic in the 1930s. The very ornate border, however, reflects an earlier period, showing ports crowded with shipping, and the underprint shows a side-wheel ship of that date. Design by Catenacchi, one of the best-known designers in the field of scripophily. He was a painter and illustrator, born in Ferrara, Italy, in 1816, and died in Paris in 1884. A student of Basoli in Bologna, he studied also in Rome. He had to leave Italy for political reasons. After a stay in Corfu and a visit to Greece and the Orient, he came to live in Paris, and became a French citizen. He displayed his work at the Salons of 1869 and 1870. He illustrated a number of books, and many fine French share certificates and bonds. Printed by Chaix. This nominative type is rarely seen.
Date: 27 December 1927
Startprice: € 30