About #23 - 10 francs type 1943 (UK)
Bank of Martinique. No date (1943). First issue in 1946. Work of Edmund Dulac. Dimensions: 125 x 74 mm. Printer: Bradbury and Wilkinson of London. Banknote without watermark. Front: print in purple and red with a security background with the word "MARTINIQUE" repeated continuously. Two vertical "MARTINIQUE" surcharges in red printed next to the value "10" repeated on the left and right of the note. Numbering in red and labels in purple. In the center, in a dark green oval, a portrait of Marianne wearing a phrygian cap in profile. Marine anchors with cross of Lorraine on both sides of the figure. Two signatures: The Chief Executive Officer: A. Postel-Vinay and The Chairman of the Supervisory Board: J. Leclerc. Back: Guilloche in the corners against a gradient green safety background and in an oval, Article 139 of the Penal Code framed by the value "10" repeated left and right. Known specimen with "SPECIMEN" overprinted and cancellation perforation on signatures and numbered GA 000,000. Other known specimen with perforation "SPECIMEN" numbered GA 000,001 - GA 1,000,000. Alphabets found: GA 029 391, GA 254907, GA 333446, GA 380877, GA 387770, GA 491978, GA 495990, GA 526145, GA 531079, GA 712970, GA 742388, GA 857735, GA 878585. In December 1973, 98810 copies were not returned to the cash register.
10 francs type 1943 (UK)