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Banknotes Made Of Unusual Materials (Non Polymer Or Paper Or Card Issues)

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 Posted 02/03/2020  09:46 am Show Profile   Check notgeldman's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add notgeldman to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Here is a banknote, issued by the Towns Savings Bank of Bielefeld, made of velvet.

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Here is one made of linen:

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Here is a piece made of silk:

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 Posted 02/03/2020  09:54 am  Show Profile   Check notgeldman's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add notgeldman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here is a piece made of jute (like fine sacking):

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 Posted 02/03/2020  10:17 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add TNG to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Those are very nice. Interesting and artistic, new to me. Thanks
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 Posted 02/03/2020  10:44 am  Show Profile   Check NumisRob's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add NumisRob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting idea for a thread!

Before the current vogue for polymer banknotes, a few countries made notes from a synthetic material called Tyvek. Here is a an Isle of Man Tyvek 1 note issued in 1978:


... and a Tyvek Costa Rica 20 colones dated 1983:


As far as I know, the only other country to use Tyvek notes was Haiti, but I don't have a specimen. Maybe someone on the Forum has one?
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 Posted 02/03/2020  11:47 am  Show Profile   Check notgeldman's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add notgeldman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@NumisRob - great. I had never heard of those
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Here is another note , this time made of aluminium foil:




It was issued by the 'United Aluminium Works company' in Lautawerk, Germany.
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 Posted 02/03/2020  11:57 am  Show Profile   Check notgeldman's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add notgeldman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
.....and here, a piece made of fine leather:





Unusual, this piece has a serial number and the signature of the artist/designer!
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@notgeldman, you need to post your piece made of shoe leather.
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@oriole - ok - here they are:



This is 'thick' leather, at least 3mm thick, that could be used to repair a lady's heel. It had a face-value of 25 goldpfennig. There was a slightly bigger piece that was for a man's heel which had the face value of 50 goldpfennig.
The real treat is the 1.5goldmark piece, which could be used to repair a shoe sole!



These ORIGINAL leather pieces date from 1923.
(Some limited edition modern commemorative pieces were issued in 1989)
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The Poessneck leather pieces are made from the tough cow leather.
The finer leather Austrian pieces from Osterwieck are made from the soft underside part of the leather when the top part has been removed.
Those thinner leather pieces are very soft and supple, where as the thick leather is tough and extremely rigid.
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Here are some pieces made of wood (plywood):
The first 2 scans are of a rare German piece: all the others are from Austria:









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Quote:
Here are some pieces made of wood (plywood):
Excellent!
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 Posted 02/05/2020  06:43 am  Show Profile   Check notgeldman's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add notgeldman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
How about this piece!
A tea-dolley made from '2 uncut and unstitched' 50m silk pieces, issued by the Towns Savings Bank of Bielefeld, Germany.




This very rare piece has a lace edging / border and obviously has seen normal use as a household item. It could possibly be the only example in the world. I never owned it but took a scan when I came across it somewhere........years ago now.
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A tea-dolley made from '2 uncut and unstitched' 50m silk pieces, issued by the Towns Savings Bank of Bielefeld, Germany.
Very interesting!
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