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Lot 352: C.D.F. DE LA BASSE-EGYPTE, S.A. DES
29 October 2016
Brussels, BelgiumLive Auction
Description: 15 March 1896 CAIRE. Action de Dividende, specimen. blue, green. #14000. Formed by Baron Edouard Empain & Mr Georges de la Hault in 1896 to build a railway line from Mansourah to Matarieh (109km), in the Nile delta. The line was opened in 1898. In that year the company acquired the concession for the tramways of Port Said. 1909 brought a new concession - a line from Mansourah to Damietta. Attractive piece, with decorative border, and vignettes of pyramids and sphinx, and a ruined temple. Not seen before by us as specimen.
Condition Report: EF