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Lot 805: MAISON DE L'ASSOMPTION, SOC. CIVILE
29 October 2016
Brussels, BelgiumLive Auction
Description: 19 May 1884 30 GARD. NIMES. Cert. de 5 Actions Nominatives de F500. black on green paper. No 308. Folds. Large format, with a fine design by C. Blain. Architectural theme, with the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, arms of Nîmes (with a crocodile), little angels and various tropical plants. This was a catholic school in Nîmes, founded 1839. By law of 1880, many religious congregations were forbidden to give education. Hence the school had to be transferred to another ownership. Hence the issue of these shares. In the following years, the school was renamed "Institut Emmanuel d'Alzon". In 1920, it becomes a Lycée de jeunes filles (school for girls). Very decorative piece and extremely rare. Rarity 10.
Condition Report: VF