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Lot 706: C.D.F. DE LYON A AVIGNON AVEC EMBRANCHEMENT SUR GRENOBLE, CIE. DU
29 October 2016
Brussels, BelgiumLive Auction
Description: 15 January 1847 69 RHONE. LYON. Cert. Prov. de 1 Action de F500. black, pink. No 23983. One of the earliest French rail pieces, for a line that was to become part of the main route from Paris to the Mediterranean. Design shows a long passenger train, with shipping in the background. The definitive share is unknown and only 5 of these provisional shares were discovered in the early 1990s. Attractive piece, unusually colourful for the period.
Condition Report: EF