About MEM-5 - 10 mark Memel Type 1922
France. Treasury banknotes. Territories occupied after 1918. Memel. 1922 Issue. 10 Mark Type 1922 Memel Notgeld. (Ref. Pick: # 5, TBB: # B105, Rosenberg: # 850, Grabowski: # MEM-5 or Kolsky: # 168). Dimensions: 120 x 80 mm. Banknote dated February 22, 1922. Watermark: Shaded chain pattern (Plastische Kette) or Outline chain pattern (Konturen Kette). Printer: Parcis, Munich. Front and back: multicolored print with dominant blue and bistre on the front and gray-green, bistre and blue on the back. Description of the front: security background in blue and bistre composed of wavy patterns with in the center a large rosette containing the coat of arms of the town of Memel. All texts are printed in black. The value in figures is printed in black in the corners. Top center, the words "Notgeld der Handelskammer des Memelgebiets (Emergency banknotes from the Chamber of Commerce of the Memel country)". Below, the value in Gothic letters "Zehn Mark" and the words "Ungültig drei Monate nach Abruf (without value 3 months after the end of the issue)". Four signatures are affixed in the center of the note: G. Petisné, Joseph Kraus, Berhnard Hennig, & Dr. F.J. Meier. Below, the words in French: "Authorized: Memel, February 22, 1922 The High Commissioner Representative of the Allied Powers" and the six-digit banknote number. Description of the back: floral frame comprising three frames in which local figures are represented, and in the center, the Memel lighthouse (Leuchtturm) and the railroad to the port of Klaipèda. In the upper part, a white banner with the word Memel printed in black. At the bottom, a white cartouche containing the mention "Leuchtturm, Notgeld der Handelskammer" and on each side, the value "10 Mark" repeated twice in black. The name of the printer is shown in the center outside of the frame "GEBR." PARCUS MÜNCHEN ”. The bill is known without numbering and punched "UNGÜLTIG (CANCELED)". No specimen known for this note.