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London Coins Auction 174
Grange Hotel Bracknell, Charles Square, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 1ED
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Grange Hotel Bracknell, Charles Square, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 1ED

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Auction 169
Bonds and Shares , , Sir James Laing and Sons Limited Preference Share Certificate for 100 sh at £10 (shares number 101 to 200) issued 21st January 1899, Number 2, red and orange, to Sir James Laing of Thorncliffe (son of the founder Phillip Laing 1770-1854), and Ordinary Share Certificate for 100 shares at £10 (numbered 1308-1407) 21st January 1899, green and yellow, to Mr. Arthur Laing, this cross by hand 9th September 1904. Both certificates About UNC and unique items. James Laing took over the business from his father Phillip Laing in 1843 aged just 20 . The business prospered and subsequently became the first shipyard on the Wear to build iron ships, the first the 'Amity' being launched in 1853. The most famous ship, built in Deptford, was the Torrens in 1875. The novelist Joseph Conrad sailed on this ship as the second mate between 1891 and 1893. James Laing went on the be knighted in 1897, the following year the was renamed Sir James Laing & Sons Ltd. Comes with copies of images the shipyard and of Phillip Laing, the founder, and of Sir James Laing. A most interesting group of great interest to enthusiasts.
£40 London Coins : A169 : Lot 10 : Great Britain, Sunderland, Sir James Laing and Sons Limited Preference Share Certificate for 100 sha... London Coins : A169 : Lot 10 : Great Britain, Sunderland, Sir James Laing and Sons Limited Preference Share Certificate for 100 sha...

Auction 124
Bonds and Shares , Towage Co. Ltd., archive of the share certificates, 135 x certificates for fully paid sh, including certificate No.1, all , plus book containing 7 x partially issued certificates and 46 x unissued certificates, also 50 x fully paid preference shares, all cancelled, plus book containing 2 x certificates with signatures removed and 45 x unissued certificates, all issued certificates dated 1900-1918, blue and red respectively, issued mostly VF, unissued mostly EF. (285).The Sunderland Towage was founded on 1st August 1900 to own and manage the tugs formerly owned by a Sunderland Company Messrs Taylor and Sanderson. The initial capital was £2,400 in £1 shares, this was later increased to £10,000, made up of 5,000 ordinary shares and 5,000 preference shares. By March 1918 William , Fenwick & Co. Ltd, a much larger tug owning company of , had acquired a large proportion of the issued shares. It is believed that the remaining shareholders transferred their holdings into a new company, France, Fenwick Tyne and Wear Ltd.

Auction 124
Bonds and Shares , and Co., certificate No.1653 for one share, dated 1834, printed on vellum, black, red seal, scarce, F. (1).
£220 London Coins : A124 : Lot 87 : Great Britain, Durham and Sunderland Railway Co., certificate No.1653 for one share, dat...

Auction 123
Bonds and Shares , 12 bonds and certificates plus 16 stock receipts, dated 1849-2003, titles include, Consolidated 3% Annuities 1879, £3-5/- Annuities 1849, Cape of Good Hope Stock 1904, Oriental Inland Steam Co. Ltd., 1859, New Granada Co., 1852, PLC., 1997, n Development Syndicate Ltd., 1912, mostly F-VF. (28).

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