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1 China - Shanghai Union Mobiliere Société Francoise De Banque Ed De Placements Cert. d 'Actions Nom. De $20 forming date 22nd February 1926 at the French Consulate-General in Shanghai. Average Fine to VF, strongly folded in 3/4 places and some with small marginal nicks/tears and still presentable and fairly clean and crisp. Uniface in black, orange and brown and all issued to a Mr Edwin Arthur of Nottingham with various issue dates including 160 shares on 1st July 1944 No. 1561 and 80 Shares (2) on 16th February 1935 No. 0864 and 15th October 1943 No. 1303. Issue dates and various signatures manuscript filled at bottom, company embossed stamps at lower centre and lower far left. Two liquidation hand stamps at upper left on the reverses of each and manuscript signed for liquidators, the first stamp dated 25th April 1946 for 160 US Dollars and the second dated 9th January 1947 for US 80 Dollars on the 160 Shares and 80 US Dollars and 40 US Dollars for the 80 Shares. Scarce and rarely seen £70 - £140
2 China, Chinese Government 1912 5% Gold Loan, bond for £20, ornate design, black and blue with coupons GVF with pencil annotations at the top on either side £20 - £40 London Coins : China, Chinese Government 1912 5% Gold Loan, bond for £20, ornate design, black and blue with coupons GVF with pencil annotations at the top on either side Click to Enlarge
3 China, Chinese Government Shanghai-Hangchow-Ningpo Railway Completion Loan of 1936, bond for £50 blue/green, large format with vignette of Sun Yat Sen at top right, with 47 coupons, About EF £25 - £50
4 China, Chinese Imperial Government 1898 Gold Loan, bonds for £50, (66) Deutsch-Asiatische Bank issue, orange, large format with coupons VG to Fine some with tears. China, Chinese Imperial Government 1898 Gold Loan, bonds for £25, (68) Deutsch-Asiatische Bank issue, red, large format with coupons VG to Fine many with tears (134 bonds in lot) £85 - £200
5 China, Chinese Imperial Government 1898 Gold Loan, Deutsche-Asiatische Bank issue, bonds for £100 (6) brown on white, punch cancelled all with some coupons, all around Fine, one with pencil annotations £100 - £200
6 China, Chinese Imperial Government 1898 Gold Loan, Deutsche-Asiatische Bank issue, bonds for £50 (3) orange on white, and bonds for £25 (4) red on white, around Fine with some coupons, some with annotations £75 - £125
7 China, Chinese Imperial Railway Gold Loan, Imperial Railways of North China, bond for £100, London 1899, large format, brown on pale blue, with five coupons, minor edge damage, otherwise approaching VF £25 - £50
8 China, Hunan Province 4% Loan of 1933, bond for 50 yuan, ornate design, text in Chinese, small format, purple on green, with 30 coupons, About VF £20 - £50
9 Great Britain, Annuity 4% payment certificate 5 Dec 1821 to Mr. William Hodges, Maria Hodges and Samuel Ware Jr. the sum of £35 4/1, consideration for £36 13/5. Annuity Certificate, Robert Thorp Junior of Alnwick Northumberland, 'to appoint John Keysall, John Dent, John Wormald and Harry Smith all of Temple Bar, London Bankers and John Blewett, broker, giving power of Attorney. Both NVF £20 - £50
10 Great Britain, Sunderland, Sir James Laing and Sons Limited Preference Share Certificate for 100 shares at £10 (shares number 101 to 200) issued 21st January 1899, Number 2, red and orange, to Sir James Laing of Thorncliffe (son of the founder Phillip Laing 1770-1854), and Ordinary Share Certificate for 100 shares at £10 (numbered 1308-1407) 21st January 1899, green and yellow, to Mr. Arthur Laing, this cross cancelled by hand 9th September 1904. Both certificates About UNC and unique items. James Laing took over the business from his father Phillip Laing in 1843 aged just 20 . The business prospered and subsequently became the first shipyard on the Wear to build iron ships, the first the 'Amity' being launched in 1853. The most famous ship, built in Deptford, was the Torrens in 1875. The novelist Joseph Conrad sailed on this ship as the second mate between 1891 and 1893. James Laing went on the be knighted in 1897, the following year the company was renamed Sir James Laing & Sons Ltd. Comes with copies of images the shipyard and of Phillip Laing, the founder, and of Sir James Laing. A most interesting group of great interest to shipping enthusiasts. £50 - £150
11 Great Britain, The North Sunderland Railway Company a small collection including original company prospectus, Share Certificate for 3 shares to John Robson Johnson, of Slate Hall, unused form of application for shares, maps of North Sunderland Harbour and the North Sunderland Railway, also a copy of a map showing a proposed extension to the line, and a copy of a photo of a steam train on the line at Seahouses. VF to EF. A most interesting and unique group of great interest to the railway enthusiast. The line was opened on August 1st 1898 and close on October 27th 1951. The company initially owned one locomotive and three carriages, the line ran for four miles between Chathill and Seahouses with an intermediate stop at North Sunderland. £125 - £250
12 Russia (3) City of Nikolaef 1912 Loan, first issue, blue bond for 945 Roubles/£100 sterling EF with 10 coupons, City of Nikolaef 1912 Loan, first issue, brown bond for 189 Roubles/£20 sterling EF both with traces of tape residue, Troitzk Railway Company 1910 4% Loan bond of 945 Roubles/£100 sterling, blue, EF with 6 coupons £25 - £50
13 USA Mining Share Certificates, Cripple Creek Colorado (2) The Doctor Jack Pot Mining Company certificate for 2000 shares, issued September 11th 1905, The Anaconda Mining Company certificate for 1000 shares, issued November 12th 1900 both punch cancelled, both around VF with pencil annotations £20 - £50

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