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1891 Liberator Permanent Building And Investment Society

 

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Stock Code LBS01

  One share of  in this building society, dated 25th March 1891. Black and white certificate, number 1271, with white embossed seal. Original signatures of two directors and the company secretary. Issued to Miss Esther White of 16 Vine Street, Evesham.

Certificate size is 23 cm wide x 19 cm high (9.5" x 8"). It will be mounted in a mahogany frame, with gold inlay, size 40 cm wide x 30 cm high.

The certificate is shown unframed as all items are mounted to order.

A perfect personalised gift for someone who:

  • works or worked in the banking industry or
  • has the surname White

About This Company

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About This Company

The Liberator was, by 1892, the largest building society in the U.K. when it collapsed spectacularly, leading to the 1894 Building Societies Act which guarded against a recurrence. The organisation had in fact long ceased to do any genuine building society business, drawing funds to the amount of more than a million pounds sterling from people in all classes of the population and all parts of the country by specious representation. Those funds had not been applied to the legitimate purpose of a building society, but to the support of other undertakings in which the same persons were concerned who were the active managers of the society. The consequence was that the whole group of concerns became insolvent in October 1892 and the Liberator depositors and shareholders were defrauded of every penny of their investments. Many of them suffered great distress from the loss of their savings, and some were absolutely ruined. The result was to weaken confidence in building societies generally, and this was very marked in the rapid decline of the amount of the capital of the incorporated building societies.

See also The Lands Allotment Company, which was also run by Spencer Balfour

 

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