About #4 - 1000 francs type 1940
Government General of French Equatorial Africa. Issue from 25-10-1940 to 20-12-1940. The voucher is not dated. Banknotes issued: 25000 copies. Dimensions: 217 x 140 mm. Printer: Official Printing Office of the Government General of AEF in Brazzaville. Paper: "Lafuma" in cream color. Watermark: Lafuma paper mills. Front: the composition is quite simple with the text "GOVERNMENT GENERAL OF FRENCH EQUATORIAL AFRICA" at the top. All the texts are in black except the values in numbers "1000" and in letters "BON of CAISSE of MILLE FRANCS" printed in red. In the center, a photo of the paddler named Kikongo in action, printed in light green monochrome. On the left, a dry stamp to the Republic authenticates the note. Two types of signatures: The Governor General, Gal de Larminat and The Treasurer General, Jaffeux. The value in "1000" is repeated twice on each side of the photo at the bottom. In the center in the image and between the two signatures, the mention: "This voucher certificate will be received for its nominal value by all the public and private funds of the F.E.A. as well as banknotes from West Africa ". On the left, the stump of the note is cut vertically on the text "FRENCH EQUATORIAL AFRICA". A cancellation "114" is observed right on all the notes known so far, but its meaning is still a mystery! All the backs of these cash vouchers are identical and include a table of 20 boxes intended to serve as "control framework". These coupons must be endorsed, a date of issue is affixed with a wet stamp. Only, it is not certain that it was a periodic or punctual expense. Only three specimens are known for this 1000 francs "Kikongo" letter "W", No. 099986, No. 099987 and No. 099994. These do not include the stamp dry Republic, but have a heel left. Known issue notes: D03059, G06866, H07369, O14555, O14559, O14560, O14594, O14599, R17470, R17695. Other Reference: TBB (The Banknote Book): B104, Schwan-Boling: 1161.