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Article: Futures Contracts During Tulip Mania

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Futures Contracts During Tulip Mania

Dutch Tulip Contract Seventeenth 17th Century Tulip Mania

No physical bulbs or Tulips were actually sold during the height of Tulip Mania during the winter months of 1636-1637. As all the bulbs were dormant underground, the wild trading and speculation instead occurred with 'Futures Contracts' - a piece of paper guaranteeing the right to specific bulbs that would be blooming in the coming Spring. 

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Explorer Pierre Belon French Sixteenth Century

The First Tulips in Europe

  Although the Dutch dominate the European Tulip trade today, historians believe that the first European Tulips were actually French - grown by explorer Pierre Belon in his Le Mans garden in the 15...

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Viceroy Tulip Catalog Tulip Mania

The Fancy Names Of Golden Age Tulips

To stand out during Tulip Mania, growers did everything they could in order to differentiate themselves from the competition. One such effort was giving their Tulips noble, exalted titles. Some we...

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