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1904 Compagnie des Installations Maritimes de Bruges


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Stock Code VM-CIM1904

  1904 certificate for a 500 Francs preference share of this Belgian company  founded in 1895, with the approval of the Government of Flanders and the city of Bruges, to construct the port installations of Zeebrugge and the inland port of Bruges. It was also required to build a canal, to link the two towns. The Baldwin Canal, first planned in 1545, was dug from 1895 to 1907. It was 10 km long, 70m wide, 8m deep and ran in a straight line across the Flanders plain. The new harbour was inaugurated by King Leopold on July 23rd 1907. The company's concession also gave the right to operate the port installations for a period of 75 years.

This is one of the most beautiful stocks you will find. It depicts the figurehead of an elegant lady holding a light, a bird's eye view of the inland port of Bruges, and 3 pictures of the city of Bruges; the old harbour, the Basilica of the Holy Blood and the Peerdenbrug and Meebrug bridges.

Certificate size is 28 cm wide x 39 cm high (12" x 16"). It will be mounted in a mahogany frame, with gold inlay, size 35 cm wide x 45 cm high.

A perfect personalised gift for someone who:

  • works or worked in the marine industry

Framed Certificate Price : 390.00

Certificate Only Price : 345.00



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