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


Share of 500F - Specimen - Paris 1898

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Orignal specimen, with cancellation holes.

Head office was 137 boulevard Voltaire in Paris.

Beautiful certificate designed by Alphonse Mucha, Art Nouveau artist. Alphonse Mucha was a friend of the director of Paris-France, major company holding the shops Dames de France, Trois Quartiers, ...

This famous artist of the Art Nouveau style, designed in 1917 a collection of Paris-France bonds. 

The company was founded in 1898, with a shop in Paris to sell clothing and novelties for ladies, gentlemen and chilren, luxury and fantasy goods, specialities of Paris, travel goods, furnishings, food-products, etc… all in a high-quality range. Later it established many branches in provincial cities throughout France, under different names, and had an interest in other shops of a similar quality. The company finally closed downed in the late 1980’s.

Design by Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939) well-known Czech artist. His carreer is closely linked with Sarah Bernhard, the great French actress : she gave Mucha contracts for posters, costumes, calendars and menus, and his fame spread by  becoming a leader ion the flowery style known as Art-Nouveau with fine and delicate colours.

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Arts, Art Deco, Art Nouveau
Rare bonds

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