About #30 - 1000 francs type 1943 (UK)
Bank of Guadeloupe. 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. Safety background in red with the word "GUADELOUPE" in continuous repetition. Two horizontal overprints "GUADELOUPE" in red above the value "1000". Numbering in red. In the center of the bill, on a dark blue background, a white phoenix rises from its ashes. Two signatures printed in dark blue: The Chief Executive Officer: A. Postel-Vinay and The Chairman of the Supervisory Board: J. Leclerc. 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". Finally, the Ordinance of February 2, 1944 at the bottom of the back. Several Known specimens with "SPECIMEN" overprint in red and diagonally on the front and back. Perforation cancellation on signatures and numbered TD 000,000 - TD 000,000. Other specimen numbered TD 255,001 - TD 465,000 and annotated in high margin "952217 - 12,345 - 9.10.45". Series: TD 253,001 to TD 465,000. Banknote very rare. Copies seen: TD 258,766 - TD 259,685 - TD 303,868 - TD 328,549 - TD 333,161 - TD 342,542 - TD 350,306 - TD 427,914. 1981 banknotes remained in circulation in December 1973 for both types: with red or black numbers!