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Lot 859: ECLAIRAGE PAR LE GAZ DE LA VILLE D'AVIGNON, CIE. D'
29 October 2016
Brussels, BelgiumLive Auction
Description: 31 December 1841 84 VAUCLUSE. AVIGNON. Promesse d'Action. black. #500. No 46. Very large format with various condition problems (folds, tears, holes, etc.) yet also very early for a French gas share and with a great scenic view over Avignon, including the papal palace. The company was founded in 1841 to bring gas light to the city of Avignon, both to public places and to private residences. The company continued to exist until at least the 1920s when the company capital had risen to 105.250.000 Francs divided into 21.050 shares of 5000 francs each. A recent unique find.
Condition Report: VG