Friday, February 15, 2013

Book : The Egyptian Bourse


front cover of book The Egyptian Bourse depicting share of Canal Maritime de Suez
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image source by Boone Shares

  • Title : The Egyptian Bourse
  • Authors : Samir Raafat
  • ID : ISBN 977-5864-16-X, published by Zeitouna, 2010
  • Languages : English
  • Number of pages : 112
  • Images : page wide color images 
  • Indexes : no index

This large format luxury publication introduces us into Egyptian scripophily. About 50 shares or bonds from companies are discussed with the necessary background information. Large color images. The companies included were active in the field of : public construction & real estate, banking and insurances, agriculture and food, canals, railways, transport, navigation, public utilities, trading and shops, textiles, breweries, mining, hotels and clubs.

A nice introduction into antique stocks and bonds from Egypt.


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Exhibition : Von Leistung, Leid und Leidenschaft

Von Leistung, Leid und Leidenschaft. 
Bergbau-Geschichten nicht nur aus Schlesien

freely translated: 
Achievements, Suffering and Passion. 
Mining stories from Silesia and elsewhere. 

share certificate of Preussengrube Aktiengesellschaft
Preussengrube Aktiengesellschaft
1000 Mark share certificate
Berlin, 1922
Printed by Giesecke & Devrient
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Mining history from Silesia and elsewhere
As the largest Silesian museum in the western part of Germany, the Oberschlesische Landesmuseum collects objects especially from different parts of Silesia including the Polish Voivodeships Opolskie and Śląskie, as well as the Czech Republic today.

Until 7 April 2013, the museum is home to its temporary exhibition Von Leistung, Leid und Leidenschaft which highlights the rich mining history of Silesia and other regions. Exhibits, including multimedia elements, typical mining tools, garments, photographs and lots more, span a period from the Prussian time till the modern industrial age. Topics: technical know-how, important mines, mining pioneers & entrepreneurs, safety and rescue operations, underground life et cetera. Some of the objects can even be experienced by touch. On display too are a number of bond and share certificates.

A great opportunity to experience the past of antique mining securities !

Practical info
  • location : Oberschlesisches Landesmuseum, Ratingen, Germany
  • duration : 14 October 2012 - 7 April 2013
  • opening hours : Tuesday - Sunday, 11:00-17:00
  • closed : during Carnival 7-11 February 2013 and Easter 29-31 March 2013, but open on Easter Monday 1 April 2013
  • entrance fee : adults 5 Euro, students, seniors and children 3 Euro
  • guided tours and educational programs available

Further reference

By the way, planning a visit to the Papierania bourse on 24 March 2013 ? Ratingen is only 110 kilometers away from Aachen.