Compagnie des Eaux de Constantinople


Founder share - Constantinople 1882

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Founder share to bearer issued in Constantinople in 1882.

Beautiful design by G. Fraipont, Belgian painter and engraver.

The company was founded in 1882, under the auspices of five Parisian banks (Banque Franco-Egyptienne, Banque de Paris et des Pays-Bas, Banque d'Escompte de Paris, I. de Camondo et Cie, Oppenheim-Alberti) and the Compagnie Générale des Eaux de Paris.

Mrs estel, Alexandre Gérard, Baron Victor Reille, Henri Blount and Salomon Fernan are directors of the company.

The company undertakes sewage works in the metropolitan area of ​​Constantinople, which then has a million inhabitants for the happiness of the mosques which must each have a fountain for ablutions.

During 1897, war broke out between Turkey and Greece and the company felt the effects. The abundance of rains aggravated the consequences of political events and deprived the Company of certain revenues. The question relating to the regulation of water provided free of charge to barracks, schools and military establishments remains unresolved. A dividend is still paid.

Offices 52 rue d'Anjou in Paris.

Perfect condition, with all its coupons (40).

Rare document : small issue (2,000 pcs).

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Data sheet

Water department
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