18__, Specimen of a certificate of £ 3 Debenture Stock, #1/1000, 20.5 x 23.3 cm, brown, white.
The company was registered in 1863. The name was changed to Australian Mercantile Land & Finance Company in 1910. The company offered all financial services, especially in the wool business.
Perth, Western Australia, Specimen of a Certificate for Ordinary Shares á 50 Australian Cents, o. Nr., 18.5 x 22.2 cm, maroon, grey, horizontal fold.
Orbital Corporation Limited (formerly Orbital Engine Corporation Limited) is an Australian company aiming to provide clean engine technologies and alternative fuel systems with reduced environmental impact from gas emissions and improved fuel economy. In 2012, a technology named FlexDI was used by an Orbital Redback heavy fuel engine to power an unmanned aerial vehicle manufactured by AAIs Australian division Aerosonde.
London, 1895, Specimen of a 8 % Mortgage Debentures for £ 20, nullgeziffert, 29.6 x 42 cm, black, pink, vertical fold, coupons, bilingual: French, English.
The company was formed in 1894, and was reorganised as Brown's Creek Co. Ltd. in 1898. The mines were located near Bathurst, New South Wales.
28 March 1989,...more National Australia Bank Limited, Nominal US-$ 100.000.
28 March 1989, 10.125 % Deposit Note due 1990 for US-$ 100,000, #821, 20.5 x 30.5 cm, blue, black, hole cancellation.
National Australia Bank is - in terms of market capitalisation and customers - one of the four largest financial institutions in Australia. In 1982, it was formed as National Commercial Banking Corporation of Australia Limited by the merger of National Bank of Australia and the Commercial Banking Company of Sydney. The resulting company was subsequently renamed National Australia Bank Limited.
Bendigo, 20 December 1897,...more Colony of Victoria, Nominal Miner's Right.
Bendigo, 20 December 1897, Miner's Right, Series S, #2556, superb vignette.
London, 14 April 1891, 5 % Debenture of £ 100, #2833, 45.8 x 31.8 cm, black, white, KR, horizontal fold, superb vignette with map of Australia, kangaroo and emu.
The company was founded in 1880 and liquidated in 1893.
Sydney, 9 July 1888, 4 Shares of £ 1, #677, 13.5 x 23.6 cm, black, grey, stamp: "Fully Paid-Up", signatures.
The company owned mines at Peelwood, Georgiana County, New South Wales. It mined for lead, silver and gold.
Sydney, 8...more Currumbin Plantations Limited, Nominal 750 x £ 1.
Sydney, 8 September 1920, 750 Shares of £ 1, #10, 18.8 x 29.1 cm, black, beige, red overprint "fully paid", folds.
The company's business was planting Bananas at Currumbin, Queensland, Australia.
7 July 1914, 19 Shares of...more Oroya Links, Limited, Nominal 19 x 5/-.
7 July 1914, 19 Shares of 5/-, #11726, 27.7 x 28.8 cm, green, beige, issued to Madame Van der Heyden à Hauzeur, Liége, Belgium, embossed seal, folds, some rust.
The company operated the Oroya Links Mine in Western Australia.
12 February 1947, 500 Shares á 5 Shillings, #5396, 21.3 x 26.4 cm, blue, folds, otherwise EF.
8 September...more United Australian Oil Inc., Nominal 200 x US-$ 0,10.
8 September 1973, 200 Shares of Common Stock á US-$ 0.10, #ATU-07049, 20.3 x 30.3 cm, black, white, folds, map of Australian and South-East-Asia as well as a kangaroo in underprint.
London,...more Scottish Australian Investment Company Limited, Nominal £ 1.
London, 27 October 1856, unissued certificate for Shares á £ 1, o. Nr., 21.2 x 30.3 cm, red, black, 2 tears (2 - 4 cm) glued with tape.
The company was founded in 1840, headquartered in London. It was amongst the first of several firms to seek mining opportunities in the Hunter region of New South Wales (Australia). It became one of the leading coal producers in the region in the second half of the nineteenth century.
London, 190_, Unissued Certificate for Shares á 10 Shillings, #247, 24 x 34.2 cm, green, black, folds, 1 cm tear, stamp and hole cancellation.
The company was registered under Guernsey laws on 19 March 1904, to acquire the lease of the gold-bearing properties, situated at Matthina, Corwall County, Tasmania of a Tasmanian company of the same name, formed in 1895.
London, 2 January 1905, Tasmanian Government 3,5 % Inscribed Stock half-year's dividend due 1 January 1905 for £ 26.3.10, #78485, 13.2 x 20.2 cm, light green, black, upper edge clinched and with tears.
29 September 1933,...more Greyhound Racing Club Limited, Nominal 14 x £ 1.
29 September 1933, 14 Shares á £ 1, #374, 20.7 x 29.9 cm, black, beige, folds, tears at the upper edge.
Australia is one of the main greyhound racing countries.
Melbourne, 13...more Australia: Bill of Exchange, Nominal £ 80.18.5.
Melbourne, 13 January 1898, Bill of Exchange for £ 80.18.5, #132, 11.3 x 26.9 cm, black, grey, stamp, creased.
London,...more British Australian Gold Mining Company, Nominal 20 x £ 1.
London, ca. 1851, 20 Shares of £ 1, #82461-80, 17 x 24.4 cm, black, blue, folds, ink spots, small tears, little piece of paper missing at lower right edge. The earliest goldmining share from Australia we have ever seen!
The mine was located in the first New South Wales or Victoria fields. Both started mining gold in 1851 and were leading to a gold-rush like in California two years before.
London, 1 November 1910, 10...more Great Cobar Limited, Nominal 10 x £5.
London, 1 November 1910, 10 Shares of £5, #7615, folds, partly creased, rest of coupons.
The company was operating copper mines in New South Wales.
Croydon, 2 May 1893, 100 Shares of £ 0.10.0, #953, 12.4 x 24.2 cm, purple, white, folds.
The company was operating in Queensland, Australia.
London, 30 December 1899, 15 Ordinary Shares á £ 1, #403, 26.2 x 32.8 cm, purple, beige, folds, small pin holes, 1 cm tear, vignette of a woman in chariot pulled by two lions, facsimile signature of Whittaker Wright, the famous Stock Exchange fraudster who was sent to jail shortly after this date.
The company was founded in 1898 and liquidated in 1901. It owned mining claims in Western Australia and New Zealand.
Sydney,...more Land Company of Australasia, Limited, Nominal Pref. 4 x £ 5.
Sydney, 13 April 1891, 4 Preference Shares á £ 5, #405, 25.8 x 27,3 cm, black on green, folds, superb vignette.
30 July 1921, 10 Shares á £ 1, #9678, 22.7 x 39.5 cm, green, beige, folds.
In 1920 a British contract to buy Australian wool ended. Therefore the British Australian Wool Realisation Association (BAWRA) was created by Sir John Higgins. Being responsible for selling the carryover wool, the company issued shares to woolgrowers equivalent to the appraised value of their wool. As the wool prices were declining the BAWRA started to stabilize the market by implementing a floor price for wool. The Association went into liquidation in 1927, but was succeeded by the Australian Wool Realization Commission in March 1932.
24 August 1897, 1 Share of £ 100, #61/62, 24 x 28.2 cm, black, white, folds, 2 x 1 cm hole.
Niagara is an abandoned town located in the Goldfields-Esperance region in Western Australia (between Kalgoorlie and Leonora). After two prospectors named Northmore and Doolittle discovered gold in the area in 1895, a rapid growth in population was following. By 1903, the town was already in decline, in 1905 many of the mud brick buildings were derelict and by 1909 the town was finally abandoned.
London, 31 October 1895, 10 Shares á £ 1, #C55, 27.7 x 41.2 cm, brown, green-grey, stamps, bilingual: French, English, folds, some coupons remaining, small tears, stamp regarding name change to Welsbach Light Company of Australasia Limited.
Carl Freiherr Auer von Welsbach untersuchte und isolierte mehrere seltenen Erden. 1892 erfand er das Auerlicht, zehn Jahre später folgte die Metallfadenlampe (Osmium-Glühlampe, später OSRAM-GLÜHBIRNE). Er wurde damit zum Begründer wichtiger Industriezweige. In der ganzen Welt entstanden in der Folgezeit Incandescent Gas Light Companies, so auch in Australien.
London, 28 October 1895, 5 Shares á £ 1, #B738, 27.7 x 41.2 cm, green, stamp, bilingual: French, English, folds, small pin holes, some coupons remaining, small tears, stamp regarding name change to Welsbach Light Company of Australasia Limited.
Carl Freiherr Auer von Welsbach investigated and isolated several rare earths. He developed Auerlicht in 1892, and a metal thread light ten years later. He was the founder of an important industry. Incandescent gas companies arose all over the word, also in Australia, in the following years.