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  1. Hi SlavicScott, thanks for that. I'll keep that bit of their history with them. Excellent. :-)
  2. I found the page again with images of the Rs100 Khadi Hundi notes. There are a few I don't have yet. Here is the URL. More Khadi Hundi notes
  3. Hi, thanking you very much for that info. I'll get onto that. Smiling in amazment and thinking learning Tibetan would be a real trip. OK phonebook open, yup, normal, buddhist tibetan society see Tibetan Buddist society. Ha ha, Here it is, they have a website too, cooking with gas now. www.tibetanbuddhistsociety.org Rang them, spoke to a nice and helpfull fellow that explained that this is how Tibetans wrote their books, so anything could be in it, but more than likely, one of their Buddhist texts. Someone more knowledgable in the language will ring me back soon. So, I might get to find out what it actually says. Interesting page on Tibetan language. http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Academy/9594/tibet.html :-)
  4. Hi, your description is starting to ring a bell somewhere. Thanks for mentioning that 1765 act, I just went of and had a read. I wonder if that Stamp Act had anything to do with kicking the Brits out. Bit of a hike going from tax of nothing one year to heaps the next.
  5. Thanks Drusus, that'll help trying to find some images or info on others of these.
  6. Thinking that very much, with a design indicative of the remnants of the book stub on the left.
  7. You have have older ones? Queen Victoria? Wow, India certainly is an interesting place. I wonder if there is any documentation of these thingies. I had no idea this village industries thing went back that far. It seems to still be going too.
  8. Hi folks, not quite banknote, I think. I don't know what they are. So forgive me for being a little OT, but the amount of knowledge in here, being the other members, was providing a good chance of someone knowing. Does anyone recognise the language of the script, or know what these are. The are supposed to be from the 1800s. I got some old docs form a trader in the US years ago. These were some of them. Bigger pics here, Old scripts in unknown language Kevin.
  9. I really wanted to come in here and show this fine example. I got distracted with asking questions about other things I have. Here is a lovley mint uncirculated 1952 RBS fiver. P323b Uniface Both sides pics here 1952 RBS fiver A real smasher. Now, I have a strange script to ask about.
  10. Hi folks, I spied these old Indian Khadi Hundi notes in a few places recently and thought I should get a few and learn a bit more. It seems these notes were used as currency from the 1950's and up to possibly the 1990's. The areas of circulation were in and around Khadi cloth production industries. Mainly a village or cottage industry. I have not yet found out a lot about these, basically what's above. I don't know the issue dates or how many issues were made. There have also been Khadi Hundi coins issued much more recently. The cottage and village industries commision is online, but nought about their currency. A more recent issue of the Khadi Hundi notes. Ghandi was inspirational in getting the village Khadi cloth industries going. The sets I have come in Rs2, Rs5 and Rs10 denominations. I spied a Rs100 on one site while looking for info. More research. The bigger pics are here, Indian Khadi Hundi notes Kevin.
  11. I love em'. If Zim wasn't such a real disaster, it would make a great comedy TV show. I had to get some as well, my mind has trouble with that many zero's. I scored some old and interesting paper bits from India recently, I would say the condition is PGN, pretty good nick. Oh Ok then, they appear to be in uncirculated but aged condition. This is a WW2 issue cardboard coin, 1 Anna. I guess there was a shortage of copper for such things. The next note is from a series, that I don't have all of yet. A little information about these was on the auction ad. India Jaipur Princely State Jawaharlal Nehru 5 rupees Smarak Kosh. Jawaharlal Nehru was a great Indian statesman. I'm not sure what Smarak Kosh refers to. The bigger pics are here, they are both on the same page. Old Indian paper currency I am hoping that there might be a wonderful resource somewhere for some more of the history on these. Kevin.
  12. Hi Dave, I see now. I have the 10th edition. My eyebrows raised because the only image I could find of R28 was on hebay and it had a serial number. If it is in the catalogoue with no serial number, I guess there are a pile with and another pile without a serial number. I will have to get one with a number now. There's more to know here somewhere, like how many had a number and how many had no number, and as you mention above, perhaps the nonum note is a specimen. :-)
  13. Hi Dave, the SCWPM shows an image of only one side of R28. Unfortunately it is the incorrect side of the note that is supposed to carry the serial number. If you look at the banknotes previous to R28, you will see that the side that displays or should display a serial number, is the coat of arms side of the banknote. The image of the 'castle' side of the note has the signature. The castle side of the banknote Croatia R28 is note shown in the Pick catalogue. The coat of arms side is not, that is the side, that has the serial number. Contrary to this, if you look at Croatia R24. Here it does display the coat of arms side but not the castle side of the banknote. This R24 shows the serial number where I would have thought my R28 should have one. Another SCWPM anomaly.
  14. Hello folks, while continuing the 'looking at things hard' project here, I came across another note that has caused the head scratching again. It is a single Serbian 10 Billion Dinar note from 1993. In the SCWPM it is Croatia R28. The image in the catalogue shows that it should have a serial number. This one does not have a serial number. I would like to ask if this is a common thing? I placed some 300 dpi scans of both sides here on my site. http://www.vk3ukf.com/vk3ukf_files/AllNumi...oNumberNote.htm
  15. It seems that the smarter nations in the world are in fact those that cater to those that make them what they are. Their populations, including the disadvantaged. We so called 'smart nations' (really pig-headed), really need to take a step back and have a good look at ourselves. It is pathetic to think, that it is so hard to put some braille bumps or raised lines on a note. I don't care if it has ink on it or not. It is a device for unsighted or impaired vision people. It is not for sighted people to look at and say, 'oooh, mysterious thingo'. And I agree with above, the arguments against tactile idetification marks on banknotes are pathetic and lame. I want to see those that argued against, be blinfolded and ripped off by sighted thieves off all their $100 notes, and left with $1's. Current list of smart nations on this planet that are considerate towards their populations needs, Bahrain. (Raised bars) Canada. (Braille) Hmm, I can find no others. Please add if you know of any others. A sad list if I may say. Other nations such as England almost get there, but with statements regarding blind people, like this one, "The new-style £20 note does not require a separate recognition symbol because the denomination numeral is prominently displayed in the clear white area." not quite. According to the English Royal Society for the Blind, few people read Braille these days and the bumps might wear off. Whoopdi doo, like the notes would have lasted forever and a day without Braille bumps. Meanwhile, absolutely nothing happens and the same complaints are ignored by the same people. US blind or visually impaired people fold a corner on the note to identify it. Really! How does a blind person ID the note in the first place, and doesn't putting folds in the notes shorten their lifespan? The Bahraini notes have raised bars, someone should let the others know about this new innovative Middle Eastern banknote technology. I think the Bahraini's have really done their homework on this subject. Braille is decreasing in use, Braille symbols and meanings vary with culture. So, the non-culture/language specific, raised bars won ahead of Braille on the Bahrain banknotes. I think they have found the way to go.
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