About #21 - 1000 francs Type 1943 (US)
Bank of Martinique. No date (1942). First issue in 1943. Brown print on the front with the mention "Bank of Martinique" reproduced continuously on a brown and green gradient background. Identical print on the back. Dimensions: 202 x 111 mm. Banknote without watermark. Printer: E.A Wright Banknote Co. of Philadelphia Printing Company. Front: a brown frame composed of fine graphic lines with the alphabet and the number of the note is repeated twice at the top and bottom. The value "1000" in white is repeated twice inside a graphic pattern On the right, a symbolic representation of Agriculture and the Family with a mother offering a bunch of grapes to her child. The father holds the hoe and turns his back. The numbering, the alphabet and the three signatures are printed in black. Three signature variations with The Director, The Cashier and A Censor. Back: A frame composed of fine graphic lines complex. The value "1000" in white is repeated twice inside a graphic pattern. In the center, Mercury, the god of Commerce and Ceres, the goddess of Agriculture are represented in a bucolic scene. Article 139 of the Penal Code is printed in brown on a line at the bottom of the bill. The specimen is known without signatures, numbered A3-000 or A7-000 canceled by three perforations and with two surcharges "SPECIMEN" in oblique black on the value on the front. Uniface proof front and back unsigned or numbered. Alphabets found: C3-876, R3-041, J6-198, V7-478, A8-804. The photo note also illustrates the Dr. Kolsky's book: "The D.O.M-T.O.M Banknotes", published in 2006, 280 pages. This banknote is very rare!