Pick: #13E , The Banknote Book: B125 , Other: KM623
French Somaliland. Djibouti. Bank of Indochina. 1943 Issues. 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: Overprint "Côte Française des Somalis - B.I.C - Djibouti" on Pick : # 10. 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. On the upper border, the value "1000" and the wording "BANQUE DE L'INDOCHINE" are printed in dark brown in yellow cartridges. Below, the value in letters is printed in red. The note is overprinted "DJIBOUTI" in black. The numbering and alphabet are printed in black and repeated at the top and bottom. A combination of signatures in black with "Le président (The President)", Marcel Borduge and "Le Directeur Général (The Chief Officer)" Paul Baudouin. Description of the back: Top border identical to the front with the value "1000" and the wording "BANQUE DE L'INDOCHINE" printed in dark blue in yellow 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. A copy of the 1938 type to serve as a specimen is known overprinted "Côte Française des Somalis - BIC - Côte Française des Somalis" on a note issued from series A.3 and cancelled by four stamps on the front and two on the back and numerous perforations cancellation. Cashier number in black ink at the bottom of the back. Confirmed Blocks: A.3 to K.3.