About #7b - 25 francs Brown Type 1874
Bank of Martinique. No date (1874). First issue in 1916. Printed in brown and black on the front and blue on the back. Work of Cornouailles for the front and Georges Duval for the back. Dimensions: 186 x 102 mm. Watermark with the value "25" repeated twice over the signatures. Front: The value "25" is positioned in the corners of the vignette composed of cornucopias and symbolic motifs. On the right, the strain in English typography is cut out. Three types of signatures with The Director, The Cashier and One of the Censors. The value "25", the numbering, the alphabet and the signatures are printed in black. Article 139 of the Penal Code is printed in white in two black medallions. Back: Vignette composed of lush vegetation that frames a rowing boat symbolizing the Republic and decorated with fruits and flowers. In the background, we guess the bay of Saint-Pierre. Two types of specimens: specimen #1 printed with texts and frame in black unsigned and unnumbered O.0-000. Specimen #2 numbered X.6-824 with sugar cane watermark and "colony". Two types of proofs notes: proof #1 with blue texts and frame in black unsigned and numbered O.0-000. Proof #2 with black text and blue frame unsigned and unnumbered. Banknotes found: W.3-204, W.6, Z.6-281, W.7-431, D.15-871, F.16-553, V.18-325, M.19-097, S.23, C.27-391, Q.28-010, Y.29-472. The photo note also illustrates the Dr. Kolsky's book: "The D.O.M-T.O.M Banknotes", published in 2006, 280 pages.