About #26 - 1000 francs Type 1943 (UK)
Bank of Martinique. No date (1943). First issue in 1946. 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 "MARTINIQUE" in continuous repetition. Two horizontal overprinted "MARTINIQUE" in red above the value "1000". Numbering in red. In the center of the note, 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. Specimen issued note known with the surcharge "SPECIMEN" in red and diagonally on the front and back. Perforation cancellation on signatures and numbered TD 000,000. Alphabet found: TD 469,482. This banknote is very rare: 299 copies not returned in December 1973!