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Lot 454: MINES ET FONDERIES DE ZINC DE LA VIEILLE-MONTAGNE, SOC. DES
29 October 2016
Brussels, BelgiumLive Auction
Description: 1 January 1942 LIEGE/ANGLEUR. 4% Obligation de F1000, unissued. brown, yellow, black. #50000. Fold. The zinc deposits, in Limburg, were known earlier than the Napoleonic period, but it was the emperor who promoted their exploitation. The concession was granted to a Liège chemist, who designed a furnace suitable for economic processing of the mineral. He sold it in 1813 to a Brussels banker, Dominique Mosselman. He, together with the Banque de Belgique, founded this company in 1837. It soon acquired a worldwide reputation for zinc. The main mine was exhausted in 1884, and the last mine on the concession closed in 1937
Condition Report: EF