GENOVA. 12 Azioni L.20. green, black. #3000. No 13. Damaged edges with folds, a little staining and splits. Yet, the printed part of the share is almost untouched. Formed Genova, 1885, to exploit an invention by G.Bianchi of a new system for using sails on steamships. There is no indication that the ideawas ever brought into use. A ship showing the sails in use is shown on the share. The share is extremely decorative - with many shipping and marine themes, angels, Neptune and Mercury, great navigators (Columbus, Verrazzano, Marco Polo), and also Garibaldi (also a sailor, if better known in another context). Underprint of logo - anchor and lifebelt.
Date: 27 October 1885
Startprice: € 400