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Author: ROUSSEV IVAN

In the 1870s the traveler F. Kanitz listed the following names among the large-scale companies and bureaus in Varna: Banque Impériale Ottomane, ‘Raf. Afteleon Brothers’ – Currency and Securities Exchange Office, First Bulgarian Trade Association, the commissionaires of export goods and grain trade – Sciagaluga and Assereto, the commissionaire of raw products S. Vasilopulo, ‘Abram di Hischia Behar’ – export-import company and bank, the commissionaire E. Tedeschi, ‘Parasko Brothers’ (import of manufactured goods), the company of Hadzi Janko (import of colonial goods) and many others[1].

Companies engaged in colonial trade towards the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century: D. Mitsos, F. Turanorolo, N. Kambanelo, A. Komulis, I. Melgas etc. [2]

Companies and merchants engaged in wholesale grain trade at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century: ‘Mayer and Avtalion’ – Varna branch, ‘Louis Dreyfus’ – Varna branch, ‘Hachik Damedian and son’, ‘Siakoluto Cie. Assereto’, ‘Denev – Rusev & Cie.’, ‘P.G. Petrovich & Cie.’, Joint-Stock Credit Company ‘Badashtnost’, ‘Zhitarovi Brothers’, ‘Nikola Enchev & Cie.’, ‘Stanyo K. Georgiev & Cie.’, ‘Fortuna Brothers’, Joint-Stock Company ‘Ermis’, Joint-Stock Company ‘Druzhba’, Teohar Spastiev, G.D. Chiloglu, Ev. Ingelezi, Hr. Diosiniyadis, Ivan N. Varvari et al.

Companies and merchants engaged in flour trade at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century: Petar Dolapchiev (from 1890), Industrial Company ‘Sila’ (from 1904), Nikola Dafinov, Kosta Stoyanov, Dimostenis Kariadis, Dimitar Popov, Angel Stoykov, Alexander Dolapchiev, Spas V. Spasov, ‘Shotov and Enchev & Cie.’ et al.

Merchants and companies exporting tobacco: Zahari Savko, Manol Lefterov, Mikael Terziyan, Sarkiz Mardirov, M. Demerdzioglu et al.

Companies and merchants engaged in alcohol trade at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century: ‘Mihail Iv. Yanusi & Cie.’, ‘H. Konstantinovi Brothers’, ‘Popov-Vangelov and son’, ‘Nikola Yovkov & Cie.’, Trading Company ‘Reshitelnost’, Georgi P. Diveri, Feorgi Antonov et al.

Companies and merchants engaged in trade with manufactured goods at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century: M.M. Papazyan, h. Hristo Stoyanov, Sarkiz Kushtemdziyan, brothers Genovi, brothers M. and E. Canetti, Kirkor h. Etmechiyan et. al.

Other import-export activities in Varna at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century: import of agricultural equipment (Artun G. Nergarian, Johann Baumgarten, the ‘Paul Straub and Evgeni V. Bimis’ company), sewing machines import and trade (Stefan Babadzov – broker of the Hamburg based ‘G. Neidmenger’ company, which produced and traded with sewing machines), import and trade with oil products ( the ‘Iliev-Petrovich’ company – from 1908; the Petri Haytan company – from 1910; the ‘Nafta’ joint-stock company – from 1912), arms trade, ammunition, and hunting equipment (the ‘I. D. Mitrani Cie. S. Cohen’ company – from 1904; the ‘Amiray & Cie.’ company – import and trade with explosives and weaponry from 1912), import and trade with bicycles, gramophones and gramophone plates (the company of Atanas Vangelov), import and trade with automobiles (Lyuben Kostov)[3].


[1] Каниц, Ф. Дунавска България и Балканът. Историческо-географско-етнографически пътеписни проучвания от 1860 до 1879 г. Т. ІІІ, София, 1995, с. 222.

[2] Дряновски, Б. Варна през 1878–1944 г. – История на Варна. Т. III, Изд. „Славена“, Варна /под печат/.

[3] Дряновски, Б. Варна през 1878–1944 г. – История на Варна. Т. III, Изд. „Славена“, Варна /под печат/.


References

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Библиография:

Каниц, Ф. Дунавска България и Балканът. Историческо-географско-етнографически пътеписни проучвания от 1860 до 1879 г. Т. ІІІ, София, 1995, с. 222.

Дряновски, Б. Варна през 1878–1944 г. – История на Варна. Т. III, Изд. „Славена“, Варна /под печат/.


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