About #22 - 1000 francs Free France Type 1943 (UK)
Bank of Martinique. No date (1943). First issue in 1944. Work of Edmund Dulac. Dimensions: 185 x 112 mm. Printer: Bradbury and Wilkinson of London. 15000 copies issued. Watermark with Marianne's head turned left. Front: print the frame and labels in dark blue. Security background in pink and green gradient with the number "1000" in continuous repetition. Overprint in red "MARTINIQUE" horizontal under the title "Caisse centrale ...". Numbering in red. In the center of the note, a white phoenix rises from the ashes. Two signatures:The Chief Executive Officer: Diethelm and The Chairman of the Supervisory Board: Pleven. Back: On the left, traces of the war with ruins and on the right, the symbol of reconstruction. In the center, article 139 of the Penal Code is printed above the value "1000". In 1947, a second version of the ticket is printed with a heavy surcharge "MARTINIQUE" obliquely in the center of the vignette on the front and back. 148,672 banknotes are issued. Alphabets found for the two versions: TA 137,913 - TA 077,734 - TA 077,744 - TA 077,754 - TA 077,763 - TA 077,766 - TA 077,773 - TA 077,791 - TA 077,797 - TA 077,798 - TA 077,800 - TA 077,744 - TA 078,003 - TA 126,507. This banknotes is very rare with 1262 copies remaining in circulation in December 1985 for all types of 1000 francs including Guadeloupe and French Guiana!
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