About #42 - 100 francs type 1937
New Caledonia. Bank of Indochina. 1926-1940 Issues. Work by Sébastien Laurent (Del.) And engraving by Rita (Sc.). Dimensions: 206 x 118 mm. Watermark: Native head in profile. Material: Paper. Printer: Banque of France. The note is undated but was issued in December 1937. Polychrome front and back printing predominantly brown, green and yellow. Description of the front: Texts in French. Background and frame made of autumn oak branches and leaves. At the center of the upper edge, the wording "BANQUE DE L'INDOCHINE" is printed in a light brown cartouche. In the center of the drawing, an allegory of France represented by a Minerva wearing a wreath of oak leaves and holding in her hands a branch of laurels and a small green statue of Athena standing on a globe. On each side, two identical white vertical medallions. The one on the left contains article 139 of the penal code printed in brown over seven lines and the watermark below. The medallion on the right contains the value "100 Fr." printed in dark blue. Above, the “NOUMÉA” overprint and the signatures (*) printed in black. At the bottom, the value in letters and the words "PAYABLES EN ESPÈCES AU PORTEUR" are printed in blue in a pediment. The numbering and alphabet are printed in black and repeated at the top and bottom of the composition. Description of the back: two golden doors of honor (Pailou) decorated with dragon-headed snakes and stylized leaves frame a central medallion featuring a view of the ruins of the Bayon temple of Angkor-Wat in Cambodia with the four faces of Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara (the God who hears the cry of the world). In the center of the upper edge, the wording "BANQUE DE L'INDOCHINE" printed in brown in a band. The amount of the “100 Francs” note and the “NOUMÉA” surcharge are printed in dark blue.
(*) Five combinations of signatures:
42a) An Administrator and the Chief Executive Officer: Thion de la Chaume/Baudouin.
42b) The Chairman and the Chief Executive Officer: Borduge/Baudouin.
42c) The Chairman and the Director-Chief Executive Officer: Minost/Laurent.
42d) The Chairman and the Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer: Minost/de Flers.
42e) The Chairman and the Chief Executive Officer: de Flers/Maxime-Robert.
100 francs type 1937