On the 19th of October 2013, Spink Switzerland will be holding
its inaugral Bonds & Share Certificates sale to further expand
Spink into the continental European market.
In 2011, Spink aquired Swiss stamp specialist Investphila. This
year, a cooperation was made with Hiwepa AG, the market leader for
bonds and shares in Switzerland. Spink Switzerland has also
welcomed Dr. Peter Christen onto its specialist team, one of the
best connoisseurs of collectable bonds and shares.
He has put together an exceptional auction for October. We are
proud to offer you an attractive array of pieces, many of them
extremely rare or even unknown. The focus is on the European
market. Switzerland, Germany, Italy and France are particularly
The auction will consist of a comfortable 500 lots with
realistic estimates, which should provide for an animated
Lot 77: A share of the Spinning
and Weaving Mill in Ettlingen 1848.
Lot 83: Never seen before:
Preferred shares of Hannoversche Actien-Gummiwaarenfabrik
Lot 116: Sugar factory zu Söllingen 1851
The range of offered German papers is diverse. Particularly
noteworthy is a share of the Gesellschaft für Spinnerei und Weberei
in Ettlingen of 1848, several mining stocks as a share of Hibernia
and Shamrock Mining Company in 1874 or the Sieg-Rheinischer
Bergwerks- und Hütten-Aktien-Verein from 1858. There are several
rare and sometimes unknown papers. For instance a unique set of
different shares of the Hannoversche Actien-Gummiwaaren-Fabrik
resp. the Mittelland Gummiwerke AG; these lots will be interesing
for dealers as well as collectors. There are also different stocks
of the Stahlwerk Becker AG from Krefeld and a 1872 share of the
Renaissance AG für Holz-Architectur und Möbel-Fabrikation from
Berlin. In addition to a share of the Kaysersberger Thalbahn from
1887, a true highlight of the auction is a very rare and decorative
share of the Zuckerfabrik zu Söllingen of 1851.
Lot 184: Share of the Nuovo Motore Barsanti Matteucci, 1859,
first holder of a patent of an internal combustion engine.
Lot 151: Share of the world famous car producer
Lot 195: Share of the Società Italiana Automobili Darracq,
1906, later ALFA-Romeo.
The auction will also include some very interesting italian
shares. A market segment not well known north of the alps. Here we
find various automobile companies like Bianchi, Castagna, Frera ,
Fiat, Darracq ( Alfa Romeo ), Marchand and Hermes. On sale are a
decorative share of the railway from Tornavento to Sesto Calende
1858, the early share of the Railway "Maria Antonia" from Florence
to Pistoia through Prato from 1845 and a share of its extention,
the railway from Lucca to Pistoia from 1849. Particularly
noteworthy is a stock of the Nuovo Motore created by the two
inventors Barsanti and Matteucci of 1859. Several historians value
these two as the true inventors of the internal combustion
Lot 293: Bond of the Gotthard-Railway 1895, the main railway
link through the alps.
Lot 340: Oldest existing share of the Berner
Chocolade-Fabrik, Tobler & Co AG 1905. The inventor of the
Lot 309: Highly decorative share of the Zoo in
Swiss papers are particularly well represented. Papers from
Ticino form a separate part with an extremely rare bond of the
Ferrovia Elettrica Lugano-Cadro-Dino (Sonvico) from 1911 and of the
Gotthardbahn-Gesellschaft from 1895 and a founders share of the
Monte Generoso railway from 1890. The Swiss part is led by a rare
share of the inventor of the famous Toblerone, the Berner
Chocolade-Fabrik, Tobler & Co AG. The offered share of the
Dampfschifffahrts-Gesellschaft für den obern Zürichsee from 1888 is
unknown. Historically significant and decorative are the two papers
from first days of the Zurich Financial Services.
Lot 415: Share of the Lake Valley of Switzerland
Lot 433: Very rare Bond of the Vereinigte Schweizerbahnen
There are many rare or unknown pieces relating to Swiss
railways. Outstanding pieces are the founder's share of the Lake
Valley of Switzerland from 1882, the bond of the Vereinigte
Schweizerbahnen from 1864 and the Eisenbahnunternehmung
Zürich-Zug-Luzern from 1862. A highlight is a unique and
comprehensive collection of pieces of the Berner Alpenbahn BLS. Its
story is described in the first issue of the new publication
"Hiwepa portfolio " from our Swiss partner Hiwepa ( www.hiwepa.ch ).
Other highlights from Switzerland are a decorative and still
valid share of the Zoological Garden in Basel and the shares of the
Kurhaus-Gesellschaft Baden and the Mechanische Papier-Fabrik zu
Thal im Kanton St. Gallen from 1864.
The origins of the capital markets is illustrated in the chapter
"Early Historic Papers". Here there are many historically
significant papers from Naples and Florence, papers showing the
Habsburgs attempts to establish itself in the East-India trade and
bond and tontines from various kingdoms. The offer is rounded by
papers from other countries like the U.S. or Russia, with a share
of the famous Moscou department store Gum from 1911 or a unknown
founder's share of the Manufacture de Soieries à Moscou in
Lot 256: Share of the world famous shopping mall in Moscou
Lot 267: Never seen before: Founder's share of the Société
de la Manufacture de Soieries à Moscou 1896
Speaking of sale, Dr. Peter Christen said "we are looking
forward to an interesting start to Spink Switzerland's venture into
bonds and shares".
Bonds & Share Certificates of the World will be held in
Lugano at the Hotel Dante at 12 noon. Click here to view the catalogue
and for Spink Live bidding. We will also gladly take your bids by
mail, fax or phone.
As usual with Hiwepa, we will also be holding a Remote Auction
the following Monday 21 October 2013 at 12 noon, consisting of
around 500 lots. Mail or internet bids only.
For more information please contact Dr. Peter Christen Tel: +41
79 358 48 92 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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