About #14 - 1000 francs Type 1943 (UK)
Saint-Pierre-and-Miquelon. Central Bank of Free France. No date (1943). Work by 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. Security background in pink and green gradient with the number "1000" in continuous repetition. The value "1000" is repeated on the left and right of the bill. Numbering printed in red. Signatures, values, and labels are printed in dark blue. In the center of the note, a white phoenix rises from the ashes. Two signatures: The Chief Executive Officer: A. Diethelm and The Chairman of the Supervisory Board: Pleven. 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". Specimen Type with 11 banknotes taken in the TA series with two "SPECIMEN" surcharges affixed in black and oblique. Very rare note: 50,000 issued notes. Numbering of issued notes: TA 000,001 to TA 012,300, TA 013,001 to TA 030,000 and TA 275,001 to TA 295,000. Note: numbers 012,301 to 013,000 have not been issued (only one copy is known numbered TA 012,337 and cancelled by four perforations on the numbers and signatures, Spink sale # 315 of 2003 (lot # 818).