Lot 327: TRAMWAYS & MESSAGERIES DU SAHEL
29 October 2016
Brussels, BelgiumLive Auction
Description: 25 January 1905 ALGER. Action de F100. black on red paper. #7200. No 4532. Ornate border with fruit, and vignette of a tram. Formed 1900 to build and operated a tramway between Algiers and El-Biar. The word Sahel has long confused us. We believed the trams were in the Sahel south of the Sahara (Mali, Niger), but Tunisia has a Sahel, and now we find it is a river in the Algiers region.
Condition Report: VF