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#1 boydle

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 01:49 AM

As a subset of my collection i like notes that are funny, oddities or would inflame people :ninja:

I will upload some of my notes that meet these requirements. Please be aware that some are racist and some are anti women etc, they meet the inflame part of what I say above (some also the funny) and do not reflect my opinions.

Please add any from your own collections for us all to marvel at.
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This note depicts geese giving birth to two children.

This is part of a series of notes http://germannotgeld...ter Sleben.html that depict a German Story about two mischievous children who are eventual killed and eaten by the geese. Hence the rebirth.

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 01:57 AM

Where do you start with a note like this?

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On the front you have a Jewish Woman who is breast feeding a sack of money
A capitalistic greedy American on the right side
A Jewish man rubbing his hands together on the left.
The text also adds to this but i don't have a translation handy, any help here would be appreciated.

The back of the note depicts the spiraling inflation of the early 1920's

There are a lot of versions of this note
18 I think, 3 verses, linen, silk, two dates

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 02:13 AM

Those are very interesting and colorful (literally and figuratively) notes! I don't think I've ever seen a notgeld in person.

I don't own any funny or obscure notes (maybe somewhere I do) but I own a coin with ugly toning in a funny place!

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 02:48 AM

This note has a dogs anus :ninja:

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 03:00 AM

As a subset of my collection i like notes that are funny, oddities or would inflame people :ninja:

I will upload some of my notes that meet these requirements. Please be aware that some are racist and some are anti women etc, they meet the inflame part of what I say above (some also the funny) and do not reflect my opinions.

Please add any from your own collections for us all to marvel at.
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This note depicts geese giving birth to two children.

This is part of a series of notes http://germannotgeld...ter Sleben.html that depict a German Story about two mischievous children who are eventual killed and eaten by the geese. Hence the rebirth.



Ach! Ist Max und Moritz! These were the inspiration for the Katzenjammer Kids!
HAHA Das ist sehr gut!

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 03:04 AM

This note has a dogs anus :ninja:

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That's the stuff ;)
If any one is interested the whole set is here
http://germannotgeld...tona Set 2.html

Talking about anus' ;)

Here is a donkey doing some business 4 versions of this note are available, must have been very popular ;)
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More Versions - did'nt want to clog the post with 4 versions
http://germannotgeld...born Set 4.html
http://germannotgeld...born Set 3.html
http://germannotgeld...born Set 2.html
http://germannotgeld...born Set 1.html

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 03:23 AM

This note has a dogs anus :ninja:

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Another Dog Butt note:

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And a rooster laying an egg:

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and an Eskimo doin' his business:

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and I've never seen anyone use a bear like this guy is:

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most of rest of my notgeld is of a more serious nature - skeletons and devils, inflation and starvation, etc. ALthough I do have a nice set from Kahla depicting the Christmas Story.

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 04:09 AM

Dave, Love the Eskimo never seen it before ill have to pick one up.

following on with your notes

Kneitlingen is the town of the first note you posted there is a decent story about Til who is the jester guy on these notes
WARNING BLATANT ADVERT :ninja: http://germannotgeld...ig History.html story of till is at the bottom of this page if anyone wants to know more about these notes.
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Your bear note is part of a set from Rinteln about a guy who always told outlandish stories ;) here is another note from the set

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Any suggestions that are not notgeld? I did see a french note with naked black ladies hanging off an army guy around here somewhere ;)

There is also a cook islands $3 note of a topless lady riding a shark i don't have one of these, anyone else able to supply?

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 11:28 AM

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The Cook Islands began issuing paper money in 1987, previously they used New Zealand currency in circulation. The release of this issue with "Ina and the Shark" on it, and on the $10 and $20 notes was popular with collectors because of the obvious design of the note. Ina and the Shark is a popular legend in the Island group about a girl who road through the seas on the back of a shark, when she was thirsty she would break a coconut on the sharks dorsal fin to crack it open and get the coconut juice. Once she cracked the coconut on the sharks head, angering him, so that the shark dumped her to be rescued by Tekea the Great, the king of all sharks. This issue was replaced with a newer issue in 1992, which all other than the $3 notes were recalled and Reserve Bank of New Zealand notes resumed circulation in the Cook Islands. This note is P3 in the Krause catalog.

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 11:29 AM

I do not collect German notgeld, but even I have the complete set of Paderborn notes, even with the original wrapper they were sold in, just for the ducat defecating donkey.

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 11:52 AM

I do not collect German notgeld, but even I have the complete set of Paderborn notes, even with the original wrapper they were sold in, just for the ducat defecating donkey.



Can you supply an image of the packet, I do not have one for this set or even seen one.

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 12:26 PM

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 10:44 PM

Thanks Scottishmoney

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 03:38 AM

Here is another odd note. The general consensus is that this guy is being castrated.
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Full set is here.

http://germannotgeld...ster Set 2.html

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 08:43 AM

I sold a large collection of German notgeld on eBay for a friend a few years ago, if I can locate the photos I'll post the best one's here.

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 05:43 PM

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And now you might wonder why in the world I posted a 100 Baisa note here? What's so funny with it?
Well, probably nothing - unless you're a Sweden! Because in Swedish the word "Baisa" (spelled "Bajsa", pronounced the same) means "poop" in English.
So in Swedish, this is 100 Poop! :rofl:

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 04:07 AM

Bahaha! Love the joke, love the note.

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 12:25 AM

The "notgeld" pictured in this thread was never used as money! All these notes were printed to make money, they were sold in sets to dealers who aroused an interest in these notes and artificially created a collectors' market.
Real German notgeld looks quite different, mostly having a much simpler design.

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