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Auction: 18019 - Bonds and Share Certificates of the World Online Auction
Lot: 277

Great Britain: River Nene Navigation Joint Stock, certificate for £100 at 4% entitling the holder to a share in the Joint Stock and a share in all 'Rates, Tolls and Duties' in the Western Division of the Navigation, 1762, #5, signed by nine Commissioners with wax seals, hanging lead seal attached at bottom right, black printing on vellum. The navigable part of the River Nene extends from the Grand Union Canal, near Northampton to the Wash near Peterborough, a total of 88 miles and now has 38 locks. Although parts of the river were made navigable by acts of 1724 the main work was not undertaken until the act of 1756. The Navigation was opened in 1761. The navigation was in a state of disrepair by the 1920's and major works were undertaken in the 1930's.VF and rare [R9]

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