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Lot 619: ARDOISIERES DE CAUMONT-L'EVENTE
29 October 2016
Brussels, BelgiumLive Auction
Description: 9 January 1863 14 CALVADOS. PARIS. Action de F500 Titre Nominatif. black on blue paper. #1600. No 648. Folds and a few small edge-splits, repaired. Caumont-l'Evente is a village south of Bayeux (Calvados). The slate of Caumont is characterized by a light blue colour, and excellent resistance to bad weather. The company was formed in Paris, 1859, but closed the underground quarry at the beginning of the 20th century. In 1990 the municipality acquired it, and created an écomusée to illustrate the industry, also geology, mineralogy, caves, etc. Very decorative border.
Condition Report: VF