Tuesday, January 26, 2016

IBSS Mail Bid Auction - January 2016

The International Bond and Share Society, sets its next (members only) auction date to 31 January 2016. This auctions counts almost 300 lots, representing about 50 countries and an equal number of themes.

1902 bond certificate of Brussels depicting town hall and archangel Michael
Lot 24 in the auction : 1902 City loan of Brussels of 100 Francs,
text in Dutch and French with a vignette of the Brussels Town Hall. 
Construction of the Town Hall started in 1402. It is regarded as a masterpiece 
of medieval European non-religious architecture. On top of the 96 meter high tower 
stands a 5-metre-high gilt metal statue of the archangel Michael, patron of Brussels, 
slaying a dragon.  It is this Michael that is also depicted in the lower border of the certificate. 
Note: The vignette shows a tower that was built in the center of the building. 
However, in reality the tower is located to the right of the middle.
Certificate estimated at 10 GBP.

Practical auction info :
  • Date : January 31, 2016
  • Place : not applicable, this is a mail bid auction only
  • Auction catalogue can be downloaded here, where also the images of the lots can be viewed.


P.S. Signed the Guest book  yet ?

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