GREECE 100 Drachmai SPECIMEN DE LA RUE Papermoney

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  • Sold Date: Mar 31, 2013
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GREECE 100 Drachmai SPECIMEN DE LA RUE Papermoney

SPECIMEN ; serial numbers of zeroes. Specimen No. 32 . Black oval overprint by Thomas De la Rue on the corners. Color are vibrant and in UNUSED condition, paper is crispy. I am sure this would fetched higher price when certified. High grade note. Scarce note and seldom offered in any auction. VERY RARE

THOMAS DE LA RUE is a British security printing, papermaking and cash handling systems company headquartered in Basingstoke, Hampshire.

The Company was founded by Thomas de la Rue who moved to London in 1821 and set up in business as a stationer and printer. In 1831 his business secured a Royal Warrant to produce playing cards, in 1855 it started printing postage stamps and in 1860 it began printing banknotes. In 1896, the family partnership was converted to a private company.

In 1921, the de la Rue family sold their interests. It was first listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1947. The Company, then called Thomas De La Rue & Company, Limited, changed its name in 1958 to The De La Rue Company Limited. A takeover bid for De La Rue was made by the Rank Organisation plc in 1968 but this was rejected by the Monopolies commission as being against the public interest. In 1991 the company’s name was changed again - this time to De La Rue plc.

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