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 Posted 01/31/2020  3:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Lucky Cuss to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not an uncommon issue, but nevertheless one I'd been searching out for a while. Wetzlar is renowned as a center of the German optical industry, and for over a century has been home to Ernst Leitz Optische Werke (now Leica Camera AG).



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 Posted 02/01/2020  10:52 am  Show Profile   Check notgeldman's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add notgeldman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@Lucky Cuss - yes, a nice looking notgeld piece.

Keeping with the 'optical' theme, here is a lovely set of serienscheine from Rathenow:



.....and even a 'private' hyper-inflationary piece from Jena, issued by Carl Zeiss!

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 Posted 02/01/2020  2:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Lucky Cuss to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here's one I've just acquired, a 1 mark note issued by the Bavarian town of Eggenfelden. The legend proclaims, "Tranquil Order!" I judge the imagery to be rather oddly British in flavor.



Another I've just gotten I think is among the most stunningly artistic in my collection. This 25 pfennig note was put out for use in Königswinter, a resort located on the Rhine River in the present day state of North Rhine - Westphalia.



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 Posted 02/01/2020  6:03 pm  Show Profile   Check notgeldman's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add notgeldman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes - lovely examples
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 Posted 02/04/2020  12:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Lucky Cuss to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A set issued by Rinteln in Lower Saxony. The 50 pfennig note depicting a soldier riding a cannonball is amusingly whimsical, the 25 pfennig note rather crudely and less pleasantly so.



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A set issued by Rinteln in Lower Saxony. The 50 pfennig note depicting a soldier riding a cannonball is amusingly whimsical, the 25 pfennig note rather crudely and less pleasantly so.
Very nice!
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 Posted 02/04/2020  3:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ScotsGreyhound to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Some lovely notes being posted
This notgeld looks like the folks are pouring their pfennigs into a pot

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 Posted 02/04/2020  7:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Lucky Cuss to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
As I look back through the two notgeld albums with which I started this thread, while I'm not unhappy with the purchase, I do see that many of those issues are pretty "vanilla" with respect to their motifs. I've come to a point where I'm resolved as I move forward in expanding my collection to be more selective, concentrating on those notes that are

- humorous or satirical

- whimsical or fanciful

- especially artistic

- military themed

The above categories will not necessarily be exclusive of each other, and it'll always be a bonus to find a piece that transcends more than one of them.

I think my most recent posts here largely reflect these criteria, and I expect to have more such to show off in the near future.

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 Posted 02/05/2020  09:00 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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This notgeld looks like the folks are pouring their pfennigs into a pot
Very interesting!
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 Posted 02/06/2020  10:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Lucky Cuss to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'd been looking for this trio issued by the Zoological Gardens of Hamburg, and finally was able to find them at a decent price. They'll shortly be on their way to me from Germany. Many humorous and whimsical aspects to these.





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 Posted 02/08/2020  7:11 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Lucky Cuss to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Just came across this article that provides a useful overview of the notgeld phenomenon.

See: http://www.coinspot.org/notgeld.html

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 Posted 02/09/2020  12:04 pm  Show Profile   Check notgeldman's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add notgeldman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@ScotsGreyhound - The 'Reutergeld' pieces form a sub-set of the 'serienscheine' notgeld category. There are 70 sets of 3 to collect, so a total of 210 different pieces. All have face-values of either 10pf, 25pf or 50pf - which forms the basic set of 3. They were issued to honour the poet, Fritz Reuter.
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