About #10A - 1,000 francs type 1938
French Somaliland. Djibouti. Bank of Indochina. 1927-1941 Issues. Like Pick # 10 but Bank title and denomination numerals with red background. Work by Lucien Jonas and engraving by G. Beltrand. Dimensions: 208 x 119 mm. No date (1938). Material: Paper. Printer: Bank of France. Watermark: Native's head in profile. Polychrome front and back printing predominantly brown, green, red and yellow. Description of the front: Texts in French. Market scene. In the foreground on the right, a topless young woman sits next to a fruit and pottery stall. In the background, other vendors, and in the distance, a caravan of camels, the minaret and the village mosque. At the top border, the value "1000" and the wording "BANQUE DE L'INDOCHINE" are printed in white in red cartridges. Below, the value in letters is printed in red. The note is overprinted "DJIBOUTI" in red. The numbering and alphabet “0.00 - 000” are printed in black and repeated at the top and bottom. A combination of signatures in black with "Le President", Paul Baudouin and "Le Directeur Général Adjoint" Jean Laurent. Description of the back: Top border identical to the front with the value "1000" and the wording "BANQUE DE L'INDOCHINE" printed in white in red cartridges. The drawing is composed of a Polynesian landscape. In the foreground on the left, a young native in a floral dress carries a woven basket. On the right a young man holding a spear seems to be looking at her. At the bottom, article 139 of the penal code is printed in blue on four lines in a yellow cartridge. This note is known only in specimen. Unissued.