Lot 434: BANQUE DE BELGIQUE S.A.
October 29, 2016
Brussels, BelgiumLive Auction
Description: 1 January 1881 BRUXELLES. 4,5% Obligation de F1000, printer proof. blue, black. #4000. No 22. A most important Belgian bank: founded in 1835 by Charles de Brouckère, it was in the first decennia after the Belgian independence the main competitor of the Société Générale. They were the 2 principal banks that issued banknotes in Belgium until the National Bank of Belgium was founded, in 1850. The bank was also very important in the development of the Belgian industry (coal mines, railroads and metal industry) - see lot 427. The bank was re-incorporated in 1880 and the bond we offer is from thatcompany and dated 1 Jan. 1881. Very few scripophily from this bank is known. The bond we offer here is a unique printer proof from the archives of the printer Bourlard.
Condition Report: UNC