About #26A - 1000 francs Type 1942 small (US)
Bank of Guadeloupe. No date (1942). First issue in 1945-1946. Dimensions: 164 x 92 mm. No watermark. American printer: E.A. Wright, Philadelphia. Front: black and white frame composed of guilloche patterns. Print of a security background in blue "Bank of Guadeloupe" repeated continuously. In a medallion in the center, portrait profile of the leader "Karukera" with the value in letters "MILLE FRANCS" below. Article 139 of the Penal Code is printed in black on a line at the bottom of the note. One type of signatures with The Director, The Cashier and A Censor. Back: purple print with a yellow security background "Bank of Guadeloupe" repeated continuously. Wind rose in the center with the value "1000" in purple repeated four times around. Some specimens are known unsigned, numbered A1 - 000 and overprinted three times SPECIMEN in red and oblique on the signatures. Another specimen on banknotes of the alphabet V4-951 and W4, punched "CANCELED" and overprinted with four blue stamps in the corners on the front and back. Rare banknote. Copies seen: C4-348, F4-587, L5-182, O6-438, Q6-385. Banknote removed from circulation in February 1959.
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