Last minute !
A very rare 5-franc red Cabasson type 1901 (1) note will be on sale this Wednesday, March 31, 2021 from 2:00 p.m. on the interencheres.com website (lot #304). The note is numbered R.153-642 and bears the signatures of Diddellot and Hing. The copy offered for auction is dated 1930 and classified in AU grade. We have only seen one other copy in such exceptional quality (2). The sales estimate which is between 500 and 800 € seems too low for a banknote of this quality! The final price may surprise us ...
(1) Known catalog references: Pick: # 6Ae, The Banknote Book: # BDM B11e, Kolsky: # K302e.
(2) 5 francs red Cabasson dated 1922, numbered K.114-457 in aUNC grade in private collection.
(3) Result of the sale at 5:20 p.m.: € 760 + 25% (participation fee), i.e. € 950! Very good deal.