189_, Proof for 6...more Blenkhorn, Richardson & Co. Limited, Nominal Proof.
189_, Proof for 6 % Cumulative Preference Shares á £ 5, o. Nr., 23.5 x 34.7 cm, black, beige, printed on thick card, decorative, vignette of sheep at left.
The scottish company was a wollen and worsted cloth manufacturer. Eastfield Mills were built by Blenkhorn, Richardson and Co. in 1882. There the company produced tweeds. While it went out of business in the early 1970s, the building is still existing at Mansfield Rd in Hawick, Roxburghshire. Following the tradition it is now a production facility of Johnstons, a famous textile manufacturer since 1797.
London, Juli 1919, 1 Share á £1,...more Victory Bond Club, Nominal 1x£1.
London, Juli 1919, 1 Share á £1, #79209, 10,6 x 16,3 cm, schwarz auf blau, Faksimile-Signatur Horatio Bottomley.
Right after World War I journalist and politician Horatio William „Botty“ Bottomley had the idea to enable investments in British State Loans also for small investors. Therefore he founded the Victory Bond Club and collected about 500.000 Pounds. But, only a small part was invested in such State Loans. The major part of funds was targeted in other investments without success, further 15.000 Pounds Bottomley kept for himself to finance his luxurious lifestyle. When the fraud was shown up he was sentenced to an imprisonment of 7 years.
Curaçao, 10...more Rio Tinto-Zinc Corporation Plc, Nominal Ord. 10 x 25p.
Curaçao, 10 December 1986, Specimen of a Curaçao Depositary Receipt to Bearer for 10 Ordinary Shares of 25p, #00000, red Specimen overprint, coupons.
Minas de Riotinto ist eine 4.500 Einwohner zählende Ortschaft in der spanischen Provinz Huelva in Andalusien. Der Ortsname ist auf die namensgebenden Minen und dem durch das Kupfervorkommen rötlich gefärbten Wasser des Flusses Rio Tinto zurückzuführen. Die Geschichte des Erzabbaus in Minas de Riotinto lässt sich bis in die Bronzezeit zurückverfolgen. Bis ins 18. Jahrhundert hinein wurden die Minen der kleinen Ortschaft allerdings kaum genutzt. Erst 1775 pachtete der Schwede L. Wolters die Minen vom spanischen Staat. Die Gesellschaft versuchte sich danach offensichtlich ebenfalls am Kupferabbau. 1873 kaufte dann ein britisches Konsortium unter Beteiligung der Brüder Rothschild die Bergwerke, welche 1905 immerhin etwas über 30 % der Anteile hielten. 1962 übernahm die britische Rio-Tinto-Gesellschaft die Mehrheit an der australischen Consolidated Zinc, weshalb sie sich dann in Rio Tinto-Zinc Corporation (RTZ) umbenannte. Heute ist Rio Tinto neben Anglo American, BHP Billiton und Vale eines der größten Bergbauunternehmen der Welt sowie seit der Übernahme von Alcan einer der weltweit größten Aluminiumproduzenten.
19...more Wilson Brothers Bobbin Company, Limited, Nominal Ord. 100 x £ 1.
19 June 1944, 100 Ordinary Shares á £ 1, #1375, 27.5 x 31.2 cm, black, white, folds, superb design.
At its peak of production, the company was the largest bobbin and shuttle manufacturing company in the world. It had a fleet of schooners to bring specialised timber from all over the world and to ship the bobbins and shuttles required for the cotton industry to many different countries.
28...more South Central & Christiania Syndicate, Limited, Nominal £ 20.
28 February 1898, 6 % First Mortgage Debenture of £ 20, #131, 30.8 x 26.4 cm, black, beige, only 150 copies issued!
26...more Imperial & Foreign Corporation, Limited, Nominal £ 2.14.0.
26 October 1927, Funding Certificate for £ 2.14.0, #2127, 25.9 x 29.8 cm, green, white, folds.
10...more South Staffordshire Mines Drainage Commissioners, Nominal £ 100.
10 December 1892, Mortgage Class B of £ 100, #226, 42.5 x 27 cm, green, black, horizontal fold, otherwise EF, vignette with mining worker.
The Loan was raised to improve drainage on various mines in South Staffordshire and East Worcestershire. The repayment was done by a charge on all minerals produced in the area.
10 May 1960,...more Cromer Town Hall Company Limited, Nominal Ord. 5 x £ 1.
10 May 1960, 5 Ordinary Shares of £ 1, #242, 21.2 x 23.3 cm, black, white, two minor folds, otherwise EF.
Cromer is a coastal town in North Norfolk, England. Its town hall is a two-storey building with five bays, designed by George Skipper and completed in 1890. Today the building is used for commercial purposes.
31 October...more Steam Ship Tower Hill Company Limited, Nominal £ 100.
31 October 1881, 1 Share of £ 100, #351, 18.1 x 23 cm, black, white, original signatures, only 800 shares issued!
The company was incorporated in 1881 and dissolved before 1916.
Without date, 19__,...more Capital Securities Trust, Nominal 5 Units.
Without date, 19__, Specimen of a Certificate for 5 Units, #A000, 27 x 28.9 cm, blue, black, cancellation holes, folds, printed at Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co., KB.
London, 189_,...more Duval Restaurants for London, Limited, Nominal £ 10.
London, 189_, Specimen of a Certificate for Shares á £ 10, #250, 30.5 x 33.5 cm, brown, black, superb designed, perforation, printed at Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co.
20 June 1838, 1 Share of...more Medway Steam Packet Company, Nominal £ 2.
20 June 1838, 1 Share of £ 2, #502, 23 x 24.3 cm, black, beige, minor horizontal fold, otherwise EF, superb vignette with steamship.
The steamship company was incorporated in 1837. It operated between Chatham at the river Medway in Kent and Sheerness on the island Sheppey at the northern coast of Kent. Business was good until 1860, when Sheppey was connected by a bridge and railway to the mainland.
25 June 1840, 1 Share,...more Burgoyne Mining Company, Nominal 1 Share.
25 June 1840, 1 Share, #786, 12.5 x 24.1 cm, black, grey, OU.
The Burgoyne family and the Duke of Devonshire owned the copper and lead deposits of Ecton Hill, Staffordshire. The copper mine was one of England’s richest in the 18th century. The Burgoyne Mining Company acquired the interests from the Burgoyne family in 1838. The mines closed in 1891.
15 November 1951, 7 %...more J. Lyons & Company, Limited, Nominal £ 650.
15 November 1951, 7 % Cumulative Preference Stock of £ 650, #14768, 22.3 x 20.7 cm, purple, beige, folds.
In 1887 the company was founded by Joseph Nathaniel Lyons. Beside being a substantial food manufacturer it was best known for a chain of tea shops. This branch started in 1894 and finally closed in 1981. Between 1909 and 1977 installed "Corner Houses" - large buildings on four or five floors including a food hall, but also hairdressing salons, telephone booths, theatre booking agencies and a lot more. In addition to that the company ran other large restaurants, further the chains have included Steak Houses, Wimpy Bars, Baskin-Robbins and Dunkin' Donuts. The most notable employee must have been Margaret Thatcher: Before becoming a Conservative Party MP in 1959 she worked as a chemist and helped to develop methods for preserving ice cream. Unfortunately this didn't help that much: The company was losing money in the 1960s and was finally was acquired by Allied Breweries in 1978. Falling on hard economic times in the late 1980s the industries were broken up and within the following years sold to other companies.
6 May 1920, 145...more Eltringhams Ltd., Nominal Ord. 145 x £ 0.10.0.
6 May 1920, 145 Ordinary Shares of £ 0.10.0, #787, 28.5 x 33.1 cm, black, turquoise, light folds, dirty, two large ship vignettes.
The company was incorporated in 1914, and reorganized in 1919. It bought the wharf in Wellington Quuay, Wallsend, North-East England. The wharf was closed in 1922.
29 July 1915,...more Twentieth Century Press (1912), Limited, Nominal £ 5.
29 July 1915, 5 % Debenture for £ 5, #157, 33.6 x 21 cm, black, beige, DB, red tax stamp, OU.
The Twentieth Century Press (1912), Limited was the publishing arm of the Social Democratic Federation. It also published Lenin's paper ISKRA. Lenin shared the companies offices in Clerkenwell Green (London) for some time during his visits in London prior to First World War. The building is now the Marx Memorial Library.
8 April 1931, 10 Shares...more Fox Theatres Corporation, Nominal 10 Shares.
8 April 1931, 10 Shares of Class "A" Common Stock, #45934, 17.5 x 27.8 cm, blue, black, white, issued to and signed on reverse by Sir Archibald Mitchelson Baronet, folds, partially light creases.
Sir Archibald Mitchelson, 1st Baronet was a British investment banker. He was Chairman of Mitchelson Partners Ltd, as well as D. Davis & Sons Ltd, J. Samuel White & Co Ltd, Old Silkstone Collieries Ltd, Admiralty Collieries Ltd, North's Navigation Collieries Ltd, Wharncliffe Collieries Ltd, Yorkshire Collieries Ltd, Great Universal Stores Ltd, Anglo-Continental Guano Works Ltd, Pangnga River Tin Concessions Ltd, Genatosan Ltd, and Kamunting Tin Dredging Ltd. Further he was President of Porcupine-Davidson Gold Mines Ltd of Ontario and a Director of a number of other companies.
19__, Specimen of a...more Mada Syndicate Limited, Nominal 10 x £ 1.
19__, Specimen of a Certificate for 10 Shares á £ 1, o. Nr., 22.3 x 30 cm, brown, hole cancellation, coupons.
4 July 1846, 1 Share of £...more Sunderland Dock Company, Nominal £ 25.
4 July 1846, 1 Share of £ 25, #3743, 20.6 x 25.9 cm, black, white, orange paper seal, issued to railway king George Hudson.
The company was formed to built the South Dock, which opened in 1850. Furthermore it built a colliery railway connecting the mines of Durham with the port. George Hudson represented Sunderland in the House of Commons in 1845.
9 November 1874, Share of £ 20, #2217, 17.2 x 25.8 cm, black, grey, embossed seal with tools and rails.
William Barningham was the youngest of 14 children, his first job was delivering letters. He is said to have been a restless, violent drunkard who survived assassination attempts - anyway he was brilliant enough to build a £40m fortune. Leaving for France in 1843, he found work in an iron foundry in Rouen. After raising enough money he set up a business in Pendleton, Manchester, where he had noticed lots of old rails lying around. He bought them cheaply, re-rolled them, and sold them back to the railway as good as new. Later on he erected an iron foundry in Darlington, which received its first order for rails from the Eastern Bengal Railway Company in 1859. Within a decade, all Indian trains ran on his rails as those in Russia and America did. In 1872 he was producing 80,000 tons of finished iron a year and he was employing 2,000 men and boys in the largest ironworks in the north of England.
Ca. 1850, Blankett...more Glasgow and South Western Railway, Nominal £500.
Ca. 1850, Blankett der Gründeraktie über Shares á £500, #27, 18 x 25,5 cm, schwarz, weiß, vier verschiedene Wappen-Vignetten in den Ecken.
Following an amalgamation the Glasgow and South Western Railway was formed in 1850. It served a triangular area of south-west Scotland, between Glasgow, Stranraer and Carlisle. In cooperation with the London and North Western Railway it was able to serve London. The company became a constituent of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway at the 1923 grouping of the railways.
London Dock House, 2 June...more London Dock Stock, Nominal £ 121.13.4.
London Dock House, 2 June 1860, Receipt for £ 121.13.4, #4247, 16.2 x 20.2 cm, black, grey, fold, original signatures.
17 May 1873, 1 Share of...more Merchants Tea Company Limited, Nominal £ 10.
17 May 1873, 1 Share of £ 10, #117, 19.7 x 25.2 cm, black, white, original signatures.
25 April 1873, Share of £ 50, #144, 14.2 x 25.2 cm, black, white, red seal, superb vignette with view of a furnace, very unusual on British shares of the 19th century, only 600 shares issued.
The company was located in Sheffield and makers of steel castings, stone crushers and similar industrial works. Further it made bone mills, coprolite, phosphate and lime crushers for agricultural use.
19__ (ca. 1921),...more Manchester Ship Canal Company, Nominal Pref. £ 10.
19__ (ca. 1921), Specimen of a Certificate for Perpeutal £ 5 % Preference Shares of £ 10, #31000, 20.3 x 26.7 cm, black, white, perforation, vignette with ship.
The company was incorporated in 1885. It built and operated the 58 kilometres long canal in the North-Western part of England. The canal linked the city of Manchester with the sea and was the longest navigable canal in the world at that time.