So I was in the US Currency section, replying to a post about a "short snort" which is where people sign bills as kind of a drinking game. Much like the challenge coins of today.
so I purchased a couple of bills I thought might be short snorts and I'm trying to do research on them to confirm.
In googling it seems there's a lot of brazilian currency from this time period which is hand-signed on the front? Apparently by the governmental authorities? That just seems so odd and cumbersome to me. Maybe there wasn't a whole lot of currency issued but it seems someone would still get bad writer's cramp!
I am just curious how this worked and if a signature denotes something special or if different signatures mean different things or what.
1 Cruezeiro ND(1944)P#132. 10 Mil Reis E17A(1925) P#39d.
I'm not sure about the second signature at the upper left on the 10 Mil Reis. Could have been addad later by someone not connected with the issue.
As you point out it would have been crippling work for anyone to 'handwrite' every note. I wonder if they were mimeographed after the note was printed. So here goes my theory. Manufactured by the American Bank Note Company. Transported to Brazil uncut. Signature mimeographed. Sheets then cut for issue.