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Lot 0536
LEOPOLD II OF BELGIUM: (1835-1909) King of the Belgians 1865-1909. Leopold was the founder and sole owner of the Congo Free State, a private project undertaken on his own behalf. He used explorer Henry Morton Stanley to help him lay claim to the Congo, the present-day Democratic Republic of the Congo. D.S., `Leopold´, one page, folio, Lacken, 12th April 1894, to Dedyn, in French. The partially printed document being the patent given by the King of Belgium to the consul of the Republic of Argentina to the town of Verviers. Countersigned to the bottom left corner by the Foreign Affairs Minister Henri de Mérode-Westerloo (1858-1908), also bearing an attractive paper seal affixed to the right bottom corner. Folded, with edges trimmed and large repairs to the verso. F £80-100

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Estimate €90 - €110Jun 7, 2018