Lot 798: IMPRIMERIE ET LIBRAIRIE ADMINISTRATIVES ET DES C.D.F., S.A. D' - IMPRIMERIE PAUL DUPONT
October 29, 2016
Brussels, BelgiumLive Auction
Description: 1880 PARIS. Action de F500, specimen. yellow, black. A Dupont printer proof and as such extremely rare. Paul Dupont (1796-1879) was an apprentice of Firmin Didot. He set up his own printing business in 1818 and founds in 1825 the Société commandite Paul Dupont d'imprimerie et de librairie. Renamed 1854 as Paul Dupont et Cie. and then in 1871 as the S.A. d'Imprimerie et librairie administratives et des chemins de fer, of which we offer this share. By 1860, his printing business was one of the biggest in France, employing almost 1000 people. Upon his deathin 1879, his son continued the business.
Condition Report: EF