About #38 - 1000 francs Free France Type 1943
Bank of Reunion. No date (1943). First issue in 1944. Work of Edmund Dulac. Dimensions: 185 x 112 mm. Printer: Bradbury and Wilkinson of London. 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. 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". Specimen on note signed and numbered with black stamp "CANCELLED" affixed diagonally twice. Another specimen on signed and numbered banknote with black "SPECIMEN" stamp affixed diagonally twice. Specimen signed and numbered TA 000,000 in red with cancellation perforations on the signatures. Numbering of issued notes: TA 030 001 to TA 060 000, TA 215 001 to TA 235 000, TA 255 001 to TA 275 000. Banknote very rare, some known copies: TA 033,215 - TA 042,745 - TA 044,785 - TA 260,701. Banknote withdrawn from circulation in August 1955.
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