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German Notgeld Collector Of 46 Years, From Uk.

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 Posted 11/24/2020  6:38 pm  Show Profile   Check notgeldman's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add notgeldman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Always best to try and keep pieces in alphabetical order by village/town/city of issue. There are some pieces that are a bit tricky to see where they were issued, so any queries, please let me know and I will try and help out.
Ennigerloh pieces - I have started to write an article for my website but not all info is in. I will see if I can get the red note with the owl and the devil translated too. It is a fantastic looking note. Anyone out there with a very good knowledge of the different German dialects - please shout!
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 Posted 11/24/2020  6:41 pm  Show Profile   Check notgeldman's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add notgeldman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here is an uncommon/scarce piece from a set of 6 issued in Weimar that I obtained recently:

(I'll have to add it to my 'devil' article!)
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 Posted 11/25/2020  08:42 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Here is an uncommon/scarce piece from a set of 6 issued in Weimar that I obtained recently:
Very nice!
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 Posted 11/26/2020  06:49 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add january1may to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
...I should probably post some of the fifty-odd notgelds I bought a few weeks ago. (Would've bought far more than that, but I ran out of money. I really should visit that shop again to check if they still have any.)

Granted, they're mostly in lower grades, but I didn't really think that's a problem, and they're still neat...
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 Posted 11/26/2020  09:51 am  Show Profile   Check notgeldman's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add notgeldman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It will be good to se what you have.
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 Posted 11/26/2020  12:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add january1may to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It would probably take a while to take more pics, but I do have a few pics already...

Starting with the devil theme: this 50 pfennig piece from Staufen-im-Breisgau commemorates the legend of Doctor Faustus. Yes, that one.

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 Posted 11/26/2020  1:24 pm  Show Profile   Check notgeldman's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add notgeldman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's a great looking piece of verkehrsausgaben notgeld and obviously been in circulation and used. - super
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 Posted 11/26/2020  2:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add january1may to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This 10 pfennig note from Bad Ems had been overprinted (in red)... to extend its validity period (from December 1919 to December 1920).

I'm not very sure why they did that. Perhaps they were still running out of money and didn't want to just print new notes.

(It appears that the note was originally issued in November 1918, so it already had a fairly long validity period.)

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 Posted 11/26/2020  3:00 pm  Show Profile   Check notgeldman's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add notgeldman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's another interesting verkehrsausgaben notgeld issue, again. Originally valid for just over a year, it has been extended on its validity period by another year......so it was valid for just over 2 years in total. It was easier to do this than issue another note.......which happened in other localities. For example, we know of notes from Hannover issued in 1917 & 1918 & 1919 & 1920. Paper / card must have been in short supply at these times as we also have examples where notgeld were issued using / reused paper.......like clocking-in cards, calendars, lottery tickets etc.
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 Posted 11/26/2020  6:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add january1may to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This 50 pfennig note from the town of Frose in Anhalt is apparently literally half of a 1 mark note, which is... um, how?

This wasn't the main reason I bought it, though; no, that was the pretty blatant rebus on the back side (in German, admittedly, so I have no idea what it says, but the style was pretty recognizable, and I couldn't recall having ever seen a note with a rebus on it before).

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 Posted 11/26/2020  6:26 pm  Show Profile   Check notgeldman's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add notgeldman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This is a fairly common serienscheine notgeld, as you say, half of a 1m note. It had a perforation down its middle, which is where this half of the note has been 'made'. The rebus.......there are a few notgeld that have them.......I don't know if it has been deciphered by anyone?
Hope that helps.
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 Posted 11/26/2020  6:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add january1may to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
And the last, for now. This 25 pfennig from Rochlitz looks pretty much as if a postage stamp had a back side.
About the right size to be a postage stamp, too. That's a 1 euro cent coin for scale here...

Nothing special other than that, though (as far as I know, at least). Just neat.



[EDIT: fixed typo.]
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11/26/2020 6:46 pm
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 Posted 11/26/2020  7:51 pm  Show Profile   Check notgeldman's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add notgeldman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's a good example of a very small sized verkehrsausgaben notgeld piece. Condition is the all important thing with these types. 'Used' notes are probably worth half of what an 'unc' piece is. The serienscheine used pieces are almost worthless except if they are very rare pieces.......which will almost always never be the case! &
Collectors tend to collect because they like the pieces, so value isn't everything. It's the enjoyment that the hobby brings that is the most important thing here........and the possibility of stumbling on a really rare note that you gave pennies/ cents for #129297;
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 Posted 11/26/2020  8:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add january1may to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Condition is the all important thing with these types
...Yeah, not for me. I'm not really into high-grade notes, or indeed coins (if nothing else, it's a pain getting the high-grade stuff from shop to home without damaging it).

I think the kind of notgeld that I would probably like most is exemplified pretty well by this 25 pfennig note from Wesenberg...



Yes, it's basically black on white (aside from the serial number). Yes, it's blank on one side. Yes, it's discolored in weird ways, and had apparently been propped up with tape.
(It's also on pretty thick paper - almost cardboard - even in the areas *without* any tape.)

But it's a good reminder of what notgelds ultimately were - emergency money.

(If I ever get to that shop again, I'm going to check if they have a few more notes in that kind of plain style. I really like this note, and I'm not even very sure why.)
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 Posted 11/27/2020  04:37 am  Show Profile   Check notgeldman's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add notgeldman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Good for you. Collect what you want and the way you want. It sure shows it has a history to it and is a small historical document in its own right.
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