Pick: #A1 , The Banknote Book: B101 , Other: #KM723
New Hebrides. British and French Administration. French Establishments of New Hebrides. 1921 Issue. Work by Henry Cond'amin, INV and L. Leclerc. Date of issue affixed by black stamp: "August 22, 1921". Dimensions: 150 x 90 mm. No security thread. Watermark: LB monogram. Printer: Imprimerie Chaix of Paris 3481-1908. Printing in duotone front and back red, dark blue and many overprints in black. Description of the front: security background composed of graphic shapes and a “LB” monogram in repetition over the entire surface and corresponding to the company of Establishments L. Ballande. The design is printed in dark blue and composed of a Polynesian coastal landscape. On the left, pottery, palm trees, tropical plants and a figure in front of a hut. In the center, a bridge and a pirogue of four fishermen who go out to sea. On the right, three Polynesian totems are enthroned in front of a large palm tree. The five-digit numbering is printed in black. All texts are in red. On the mention “Société Anonyme au Capital de 500,000 Francs”, the amount is crossed out in black and overprinted with “3,000,000”. Below, on the third line "Ppté Collective L. Ballande Fils Aîné" in the last paragraph, the text "L. Ballande Fils Aîné" is crossed out with a black line and overprinted below: "DE LA STÉ ESTABLISSEMENTS BALLANDE". Two handwritten signatures are known with Maurice Berge in black on the left and the signature of Henri Bonneaud or Henry Millard in blue on the right. Description of the reverse: printing in monochrome red of a drawing composed of a central medallion containing the number "25" surrounded by pottery, corn on the cob, plants and native spears. The banknote meets perforated with two cancellation holes or without cancellation holes. The latter type is much rarer to find!