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Lot 794: FONCIERE DES COLONIES AGRICOLES, SOC
29 October 2016
Brussels, BelgiumLive Auction
Description: 14 September 1859 PARIS. 5% Obligation de F5000. black on green paper. No 232. Central fold. A little staining. A detention centre for juvenile offenders in an agrarian setting. By 1865, 63 such 'colonies' exist in France, 55 of which private (and thus only 8 run by public authorities). The children/teenagers had to work up to 13h a day on the field. Most unusual theme, and not seen before by us.
Condition Report: VF