Tuesday, May 12, 2015

IBSS Mail Bid Auction - May 2015

The International Bond and Share Society, sets its next (members only) auction date to 25 May 2015. This auctions counts more than 200 lots, representing more than 40 countries and an equal number of themes. Also on offer is a collection of insurance policies (19th century).

share certificate from the Société Française du Vacuum Cleaner

Société Française du Vacuum Cleaner
Share of 100 Francs, Paris, 1903
printed by Crabbé
lot 46 in the auction

In 1901, Hubert Cecil Booth of England invents the motorized vacuum cleaner. 
This French Vacuum Cleaner Company from Paris obtained the monopoly patent 
and offered vacuum cleaning services to private homes, businesses and shops. 
More, including nice old photographs, on this French blog.

  • Date : May 25, 2015
  • 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.


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