Thursday, September 17, 2015

IBSS Mail Bid Auction - October 2015

The International Bond and Share Society, sets its next (members only) auction date to 2 October 2015. This auctions counts more than 200 lots, representing about 40 countries and an equal number of themes. 

Paleis voor Volksvlijt te Amsterdam
in English: Amsterdam Crystal Palace
Share of 2.5 Gulden, 1869
lot 138 in the auction
double-click image to enlarge
Founded 1856 to exploit a building for national and international exhibitions
 of industry, theatrical and musical performances. The palace, based on 
Paxton’s Crystal Palace in London, was completed near the Frederiksplein 
in Amsterdam, 1864. Erected with glass and iron, it was the creation of 
Cornelis Outshoorn. Unfortunately, a fire destroyed this building on 18 april 1929.
(Description: Boone catalogue 2009 March)
The Dutch word "Volksvlijt" can be interpreted as diligence by the people.  By the 
mid 19th century, modern society urged people to hard work because labor promoted 
health and gave joy to life. However, early socialist beliefs soon stated that the concept 
of "hard work" was only a means to create more wealth for the people in the upper classes.

foto van het Paleis voor Volksvlijt in Amsterdam
Amsterdam Crystal Palace, ca. 1890s
Source: Jacob Olie , via Wikimedia Commons

Practical auction info :
  • Date : October 2, 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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