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(update: July 16th 2012)

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Dr. Hugo H. van der Molen - Wederikweg 114 - 9753 AE Haren, The Netherlands
Tel: +31 (0)50 534 8795; email: hugo@hugovandermolen

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The Netherlands

Hoeker&Zoon   De Zilver-, Goud- en Diamant-Handel voorheen Hoeker & Zoon, N.V.
Established in Amsterdam; Winstbewijs voor 1/132e aandeel in de winst tot een maximum van f 600. (English: profit-sharing note for a 1/132th part of the profits, with a maximum of DGL 600 in total); Amsterdam, 1-5-1916; printed by M. Lindenbaum, Amsterdam, measuring ca. 17 x 25 cm., with orange printed tax seal; condition EF: 1 neat horizontal fold and a fold in the left lower corner; rare, price € 250.
Willem Christiaan Hoeker was the father (1862 - na 1906) and the son was Willem C. Hoeker.

Diamanthandel v/h Schijveschuurder & van Straten
te Amsterdam, aandeel van f 1000, getekend door de directie, o.a. A Schijveschuurder jr. en Sr., fraaie bruine sierrand, geplaatst # = 150, slechts 150 van de 300 aandelen zijn geplaatst. See picture.
---------- t.n.v. Isaac van Straten, prijs 95 Euro.
---------- t.n.v. Asfer Schijveschuurder, prijs 95 Euro.
---------- t.n.v. Abraham Schijveschuurder, prijs 95 €.
De (joodse) familie zat al in de tijd van Napoleon in de diamanthandel en heeft bij de naamsbepaling in 1773 een familienaam aangenomen uit het diamantvak: Schijvenschuurder. (bron: Monen veilingcatalogus). De naam slaat op de schijf waarmee de diamant wordt geslepen en die regelmatig moet worden schoongeschuurd. Later verdween de meervouds-n uit de naam. Veel, maar niet alle, leden van de familie kwamen om tijdens het nazi-regime.
English: The Jewish family worked in the diamond trade as early as the Napoleontic times. In those days people had to choose a name and the family choose a name from the diamond industry: Schijveschuurder, which means "schijf cleaner" or "scaife cleaner". The name schijf or scaife refers to the rotating disc with which the diamond is cut (source: Jack Santcross, pers. comm. July 16th 2012) .
Many, but not all family members were killed during the nazi-regime.

Diamant-Maatschappij H.E. Slijper , NV
Opgericht in 1939; Bewijs van 4% Cumulatief Preferent niet winstdelend aandeel groot f 500 aan toonder, Amsterdam, 1949; origineel ondertekend door directeur H.E. Slijper; druk joh. Enschede en Zonen-Haarlem; paarse sierrand op blauw veld; ca. 23,5x31,5 cm., volledig aanhangend couponblad, UNC; prijs € 50.
De gelijknamige BV bestaat nog steeds als groothandel in juweliersartikelen en uurwerken en diamantairs, gev. te Sint Oedenrode (N.Br).
English: Diamond Company H.E. Slijper (slijper = Dutch for Cutter)
Established in Amsterdam in 1939; Certificate of 4% Cumulative Preferred not profit sharing share of DGL 500 to bearer, Amsterdam 1949; originally signed by director H.E. Slijper; print: Joh. Enschede, Haarlem; purple border on blue field, ca. 23x31 cm. Complete dividend-coupon sheet attached; condition: UNC = print fresh; price € 50.
The company still exists in Sint Oedenrode (The Netherlands) as diamont trader and wholesale trader in juwelry and watches.

Doornlaagte Diamant Maatschappij
gev. te Amsterdam; opgericht in 1907; Maatsch. kap. f 600.000; 600 aandelen van f 1000; Bewijs van aandel aan toonder f 1000; Amsterdam, 1907; ca. 22 bij 28 cm.; zwarte sierrand; druk: Holdert & Co., A'dam; volledig couponblad, gepreegd bel. zegel 2 Gulden; ongevouwen; onderrand scheurtjes amper zichtbaar indien ingelijst.
---------- 0,5 cm scheur in onderrand, prijs: 95 Euro.

Maurits Prins' Diamanthandel
established in Amsterdam, in 1922, trading in diamonds and pearls; capital 1 million guilders, divided in 100 shares (Bewijzen van aandeel) of  fl.10.000, of which only 20% has been deposited.Of these 100 shares, only 50 were issued. These are numbered 1 - 50 and have the original signatures of the directors Maurits Prins and R. Hugo Prins. The numbers 51-100, unissued reserve pieces (blankettes) have also appeared in the collectors market but bear one unknown signature, possibly put on by an outsider / dealer. size: 21 by 30 cm.; Print: De Bussy, Amsterdam; brown characters and grey decorative border; Read more about the history of this company !
---------- issued pieces, numbered < 51, in the name (printed !) of den Heer Raphaël Hugo Prins te Amsterdam, condition EF: very faint mid fold, separate coupon sheet, price 95 Euro.

Nederlandsch-Zuid-Afrikaansche Diamant-Maatschappij
gev. te Amsterdam; Bewijs van 20 aandelen van f 12 (1 Pond) elk, aan toonder, Amsterdam 1894; Typ. de Brakke Grond, A'dam; afm. 25 bij 18 cm.; zwarte sierrand op groen, blauw bel. stempel; VF+: ongevouwen, enkele minieme nietjesgaatjes, prijs 95 €.


The Diamond Jubilee Mineral Development Company of Ontario, Canada Ltd.
Share warrant to bearer of 5 shares of 1 $ each, no. 5290; Toronto, febr. 1898, printed by Alexander & Co., Ltd., Toronto; text in black and white, both in English and French, with large gold seal and 2 small pictures of beavers; a beauty to frame ! measuring ca. 21 x 35 cm (9 x 14 inch); couponsheet attached as originally issued, one coupon cut for dividend; condition EF = extremely fine, unfolded, almost as new; price € 95.

This share warrant is depicted on the cover of the German share collector's magazine "der Aktiensammler" no 6, 2008. Page 10 and 11 are an article "Fascination Diamanten: Edelsteine im Spiegel Historischer Wertpapiere" (Engl.: Diamond fascination: gems mirrorred by historic stocks). However, a diamond share collector pointed out to me that this company is probably an ordinary mining company, not involved in diamonds. We can see a correct definition in WIKIPEDIA : A Diamond Jubilee is a celebration held to mark a 60th anniversary in the case of a person (e.g. wedding anniversary, length of time a monarch has reigned as King or Queen, etc.) or a 75th anniversary in the case of an event (e.g. the founding of a university), such as in the case of the University of Nottingham'sJubilee Campus

In this context , the  term of mineral is used frequently  for rocks, earths  and metallic ores and very rarely  for a gemmy material.


Diamond Jubilee Mineral Development Co.
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Société Anonyme des Établissements Diamantaires Asscher
Paris (9e), 1960, Rue Lafayette no.8;  S.A. au capital de 12,6 million de Francs, divisé en 2.100 actions de 6.000 Francs, réduit en 1977 à 250 Francs; Action de 6.000 Francs au porteur, imprimerie: Papeterie Financière - 41, Rue Vivienne, Paris. Avec signature de mrs. Louis Asscher; 19 par 27 cm., bleue, avec coupons;  prix 95 €.

Diamond International Corporation
engraving of  woman and 2 globes;
---------- certificate from 1982, for odd shares of the $ 1,20 series cumulative preferred stock; in the name of Frances H. Meacham, orange border on the left; several folds and staple traces, price 25 Euro.
---------- certificate for odd shares of common stock, from 1979, in the name of Sylvia F. Klein, Illinois; some figures in red pencil; blue stamp near engraving, heavy folds and some staple damage, price 10 Euro.

Jeweler Incorporated
incorporated in 1960 under pennsylvania law; certificate of 100 shares, 1972, blue border, 6 by 4 cm photo of a diamond, facsimile signature of Seymour Holzman; company name in yellow; many (severe) staple traces; price 95 Euro.

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Lazare Kaplan International Inc.
Delaware, USA, 1978, certificate of 100 shares, blue border, unfolded, but various staple traces. The company is listed on the AMEX exchange under code LKI.; price €50.


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