LONDON. Prov. Certificate First Mortg. Deb. £50, spec. blue. A Bradbury Wilkinson specimen. Formed 1890 to receive concessions from the Peruvian government in exchange for the defaulted bonds of the national debt. The company worked 800 miles of railway, had a monopoly of guano exports, a port, and land holdings. Over a million tons of guano were shipped in the first 26 years. Five subsidiaries railway companies were created to operate different lines. These, such as the Southern Railway of Peru Ltd, are known to collectors. Arms of Peru.
Themes: AGRICULTURE, CITY & STATE BONDS, RAILROADS
GREAT BRITAIN, PERU
BRADBURY WILKINSON & CO.
Date: 3 April 1930
Startprice: € 40