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Paris-France S.A. (Design by Mucha)


6% Bond of 500F - Paris 1927

Very rare, design by Alphonse Mucha

Signed by Gompel

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Bond to bearer at 6% of 500 francs dated Paris 1927.

Specimen (unnumbered), with cancellation holes. Head office at 137 boulevard Voltaire in Paris.

In 1898, the Gompel brothers (Gustave, Alphonse and Adolphe) transformed the Gompel et Cie company and created a company named Paris-France to operate the department store chain "Aux Dames de France" (head office in Bordeaux), "Aux Trois Quartiers" (head office in Paris, 26 rue Duphot)... The company's purpose is the sale of clothing for women, men and children, food products, luxury products, ...

Gompel and his sons (Marcel, Robert) will also create the Paris-Morocco company in 1912. Robert Gompel will create the Omnium of France and Morocco in 1918. Roger-Emile Gompel, son of Alfred, will become president of Paris-France (signature on the bond).

The company will be liquidated at the end of the 1980s.

The famous Art Nouveau artist Alphonse Mucha, friend of the director, illustrated in 1917 a series of certificates of the Paris-France company, with charming evanescent young women, embodying Industry, Agriculture, Commerce and Science . These shares are among the most famous and beautiful of scripophilia.

Magnificent authentic share, decorated by Alphonse Mucha in the art nouveau style, part of a chromatic series. Issued in five different color tones. The complete series went for 28,500 French francs (3,445 euros) in April 1981 at the Hôtel Drouot in Paris.

Size: 23,5 x 32,5 cm coupons excluded

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Arts, Art Deco, Art Nouveau
Rare bonds
A. Chaix et Cie (20, rue Bergère, Paris)

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