Pick: #6 , The Banknote Book: B203 , Other: #KM702
New Hebrides. Bank of Indochina. Provisional Issues (1941-1963). A New Caledonia banknote Type (Pick: # 37) is overprinted in the double-sided center with a red oval with a view of a Polynesian coastline, a Lorraine cross and the words "NOUVELLES HÉBRIDES - FRANCE LIBRE". Work by Clément Serveau and engraving by Émile Deloche for the front and work by Roque and engraving by Rita for the back. Dimensions: 180 x 92 mm. Watermark: man's head in profile. The note is undated but was issued in September 1941. Full color front and back printing mainly in brown and light green. Texts in French. Description of the front: bottom and frame composed of stylized vegetation and plants. In the center of the upper edge, the label "BANQUE DE L'INDOCHINE (BANK OF INDOCHINA)" is printed in a light green cartridge. On the right, an allegory of France represented by a woman wearing a crown of oak leaves and wheat and with ribbons in her hair. On the left, an oval medallion contains the watermark. In the center, the value in letters and the words "PAYABLE IN CASH TO THE HOLDER" are printed in dark blue. Below, the "NOUMÉA" overprint is printed in black. The numbering and the alphabet are printed in black in small cartridges and repeated at the top and bottom of the composition. A single combination of signatures with The Administrator Stanislas Simon and The Director René Thion de la Chaume. Description of the back: background composed of floral patterns and graphic shapes. In the center, the value in figures is printed in blue in a vertical frame. On the left, a green and yellow peacock sits on a flowering shrub and four butterflies fly around it. Article 139 of the penal code is printed in brown on five lines in a scrolling strip at the bottom right. On the left, in a yellow vertical frame, the "NOUMÉA" overprint is tilted vertically and printed in dark blue. Printer: Bank of France. 24,751 issued notes.