Lot 665: COMPTOIR NATIONAL D'ESCOMPTE DE PARIS S.A.
October 29, 2016
Brussels, BelgiumLive Auction
Description: 1 July 1892 PARIS. Action de F500. brown-red, yellow. No 70994. Pin-holes. Design with elaborate architectural border, listing the bank's offices world-wide. An important and early bank (founded 1848). By 1860, it was already opening offices in Shanghai and Calcutta and a few years later also in Yokohama, London, Alexandria and so on. In 1966, the government pushed the bank to a merger with the Banque Nationale pour le Commerce et l'Industrie to form the Banque Nationale de Paris (BNP), since 2000 BNP Paribas. This type is new to us.
Condition Report: VF