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Lot 852: TOUR EIFFEL, SOC. DE LA
29 October 2016
Brussels, BelgiumLive Auction
Description: 8 August 1939 PARIS. Cert. Nom. d'Actions de Jouissance. blue, yellow. No 3. Underprint of the famous tower, and border vignette of the arms of Paris. ANNULE stamps, not on the Tour. Company formed in 1888, to build the tower as part of the Exposition of 1889 (centenary of the French revolution). The tower was built by Gustave Eiffel (1832-1923), already a celebrated construction engineer, and cost 7.8 million francs. The Tour belongs to the City of Paris, and the Société, which operated it, paid a part of its receipts to the city.
Condition Report: VF