Pick: #31 , The Banknote Book: B405 , Other: #K129
Bank of Guadeloupe. No date (1946). Issued note in 1946. Work of Georges-André Klein. Dimensions: 112 x 60 mm. Seamless watermark composed of small boats and anchors. Front and back: multicolored printing. Front: The titles, the word "GUADELOUPE" repeated three times in the margin and the value "5" are printed in red. Numbering and signature printed in black. Right, portrait of Bougainville, a great french navigator of the seventeenth century and on the left a caravel navigating near the coast. A signature: The Director General: A. Postel-Vinay. Back: Antillean woman in traditional costume leaning on a basket of fruit in front of a local landscape with a creole box that would have belonged to Josephine future Empress (Source: Maurice Kolsky). At the bottom of the back in the center, article 139 of the Penal Code in a blue cartridge. Specimen of the issued note numbered O.000 - 00000 with "SPECIMEN" horizontally perforated at the center of the note and two vertical wet black pads on the sides. Numbering of issued note: 52,000.001 to 56.700.000. The picture note also illustrates the book of the Dr. Kolsky: "The D.O.M-T.O.M Banknotes", published in 2006, 280 pages.