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Lot 345: FERNAN-VAZ, CIE. COLONIALE
29 October 2016
Brussels, BelgiumLive Auction
Description: 1900 PARIS. Action de F100. blue, green, red. #15000. No 5266. Vignette of natives in a canoe, elephant, and an ape. A red seal is printed in the design. The company had a concession to all products from the soil of Fernan-Vaz, a large lagoon on the Atlantic coast of Gabon. It was reported that the abusive trading tactics of the company agents pushed the leaders of the local Gisir- and Nkomi-speaking tribes to lodge a complaint with the colonial administration and then finally to move to other districts.
Condition Report: EF