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Compagnie Générale des Iles Kerguelen, Saint-Paul et Amsterdam, S.A. Française de Colonisation

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Share of 500F - Paris 1931

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Share of 500 francs to bearer issued in Paris in 1931.

Issue of 5,000 shares only.

With coupons at the bottom.

The brothers Henry and René-Emile Bossière (signature on the share) set up a whaling station on the Kerguelen Islands, a breeding farm and coal mining there with Norwegians. They tried to import sheep that die in transit. As whaling proved unsuccessful, the Société des Îles Kerguelen ceased operations in 1913. Quickly, they also develop their activities on the islands of Saint-Paul and Amsterdam.

Saint-Paul Island is located in the middle of the Indian Ocean, on the way between Africa, India and Australia. On this island, the brothers Henry and René-Emile Bossière, dealers for the island, notably founded a lobster factory which operated from 1928 to 1931.

 The brothers went bankrupt and both died the same year in 1941.

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Data sheet

Country
Kerguelen
Theme
Colonies
Rare bonds
Low issue
Condition
EF

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