Lot 130: GOUV. IMPERIAL DE CHINE - C.D.F. ENTRE KAIFONG-FOU ET HONAN-FOU
29 October 2016
Brussels, BelgiumLive Auction
Description: 12 April 1905 BRUXELLES. 5% Obligation Or de F500, duplicata. Cat. KUL 140 DP. ochre, red, black. #50000. No 26053. Large edge-tear at the top and 2 small ones at the right border All repaired with old-style yellow tape. Fold. Part of a loan raised in Brussels for the construction of a railway between Kai fong-fu and Honan-fu in Honan province. Border of a pagoda, and two large purple 'chop' seals. Note that this is a duplicata issue (printed as such twice on the bond next to the bond number in the center). As such, of the utmost rarity. Exactly this bond (No. 26,053) is shown by Kuhlmann in his famous book (page42). We have never seen another example. Rarity 12.
Condition Report: VF