French Equatorial Africa (FEA). Caisse Centrale de la France Libre. No date (1941). Work by Edmund Dulac. Dimensions: 185 x 112 mm. Printer: Bradbury and Wilkinson of London. Watermark with Marianne's head turned to the left. No security thread. Front and back: printing of the frame and labels in dark blue. Safety background in pink and green gradient with the number "1000" in continuous repetition. On the front: the value "1000" is repeated in white on the left and right of the note. Numbering printed in red. Signatures, values in letters and labels are printed in dark blue. In the center of the bill, a white phoenix rises from the ashes. Two signatures: The Chief Executive Officer: André Diethelm and The Chairman of the Supervisory Board: René Pleven. On the 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". The specimen is known to only 54 copies with a red "SPECIMEN" overprint diagonally and a perforation "114" upside down. Copies seen: "TA 295,087" and "TA 482,029". One specimen is known numbered “TA 000 001-TA 600,000” with a red number “12,345” in the upper margin and horizontally perforated “SPECIMEN” in small characters. Another specimen numbered “B / 1 0000” with printing of a letter A in red or of a letter B in purple at the top right (very rare). Issues for Brazzaville and Cameroon.
a) Issue for Brazzaville:
Undated. TA 60,001 to 65,000.
Undated. TA 195,001 to 215,000.
Undated. TA 235,001 to 255,000.
Undated. TA 295,001 to 303,500.
Undated. TA 308,001 to 314,500.
Undated. TA 319.501 to 365,000.
Undated. TA 465,001 to 484,000.
Undated. TA 499,001 to 600,000.
b) Issue for Cameroon (Douala):
1945 (January). TA 303.501 to 308.500.
1945 (June 4). TA 314.501 to 319.500.
1945 (December 31). TA 415,000 to 465,000.
1945 (December 31). TA 190,001 to 195,000.
Note: identical banknote issued for Reunion and St-Pierre & Miquelon with different serial numbers.