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Lot 924: MAGDEBURGER LEBENSVERSICHERUNG
29 October 2016
Brussels, BelgiumLive Auction
Description: 10 March 1856 SACHSEN-ANHALT. MAGDEBURG. Actie (Gründer-Aktie) 500 Thaler Pr.Cr. brown, black. #4000. No 3716. Generally rather tired condition with heavy central fold/tear, repaired but visible nevertheless. One of the oldest of German life-insurance companies. From 1895 it offered accident insurance also, and from 1906 liability insurance. In association with the Gerling company, lifelong household, fire and burglary insurance, against a single premium, was introduced. The company still exists today, based in Hannover. Very decorative piece, with a fine allegorical design; the 'Fates' spin the threads of life.
Condition Report: F