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<span style='font-size:14pt;line-height:100%'>KOLN, GERMANY 50 Pfennig 1922 (Cologne)</span>

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<span style='font-size:14pt;line-height:100%'>BERLIN, GERMANY 2 Marks 1922 </span>

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<span style='font-size:14pt;line-height:100%'>ALTENAU, GERMANY 75 Pfennig May1921 </span>

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Altenau is a small town in the Western Harz, in the German state of Lower Saxony.

 

The note (or coupon) was issued in May 1921 and expired in November 1921. On the left, three women called Altenauer Klatschweiber - "Old gossips from Altenau". On the right it says "Schi Heil" (skiers greeting, wishing him/her luck and success) and "Bahn frei" which means Go Ahead but also Out of the Way.

 

The other side is a winter scenery with two lines that sort of rhyme: "Winter Friends, Man and Woman / Come skiing in Altenau". Well, "Schneeschuh" actually means snowshoe, so Schneeschuh-Lauf would be snow shoe run. But that is not what is depicted ...

 

Info courtesy of Tabb on CoinPeople.com

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<span style='font-size:14pt;line-height:100%'>AHAUS, GERMANY 25 Pfennig 7Jun1921</span>

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Ahaus is in North Rhine Westphalia, Germany, near the Dutch city of Enschede. Hermann Landois studied theology but was also a scientist, and founded the zoo in Münster as well as a Cats Haters Club. That motto below the monument says something like:

 

A long pipe full of Oldenkott (a tobacco brand then made in Ahaus) is more than a thousand years of honor and fame. Aoltbeer (some kind of beer) in the pot, that is and stays the real thing.

 

Information courtesy of Tabbs on CoinPeople.com

 

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MUNSTER, GERMANY 2 Marks 1Aug1921 NoteA

Jan Bockelson, tailor, born in Leyden, became Wiedertäufer king in Münster.The preacher Rottmann defends what is taught about the Anabaptism. (Information provided by Tabbs). It appears that these notes were issued in a set or series. There are notes with designations A, B, C, D, and E. According to the World Notgeld book by Courtney Coffing some municipalities issued notes strictly for collectors. Perhaps these fall into that category.

 

16363142263_b9a94c4f12_z.jpgMunster Germany 2 Marks 1Aug1921 NoteA by UGotaHaveArt, on Flickr

 

16360860334_be939453cc_z.jpgMunster Germany 2 Marks 1Aug1921 NoteA rev by UGotaHaveArt, on Flickr

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MUNSTER, GERMANY 2 Marks 1Aug1921 NoteB

Bernt Knipperdollinck, a cloth dealer whom Jan van Leyden made an executioner.
The Wiedertäufer, full of frenzy, shout "You'll be sorry" and "Repent" like crazy.
(Information courtesy of Tabbs)

It appears that these notes were issued in a set or series. There are notes with designations A, B, C, D, and E. According to the World Notgeld book by Courtney Coffing some municipalities issued notes strictly for collectors. Perhaps these fall into that category.

 

16360860094_e228773cc9_z.jpgMunster Germany 2 Marks 1Aug1921 NoteB by UGotaHaveArt, on Flickr

 

16957288516_7d2f19996d_z.jpgMunster Germany 2 Marks 1Aug1921 NoteB rev by UGotaHaveArt, on Flickr

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MUNSTER, GERMANY 2 Marks 1Aug1921 NoteC

Berntken Krechting, pastor in Gildehaus, was a Wiedertäufer main matador who stood up against polygamy, got a biff on the head from the Wiedertäufer.
(information courtesy of Tabbs)

It appears that these notes were issued in a set or series. There are notes with designations A, B, C, D, and E. According to the World Notgeld book by Courtney Coffing some municipalities issued notes strictly for collectors. Perhaps these fall into that category.

 

16983231685_cb7de23d3e_z.jpgMunster Germany 2 Marks 1Aug1921 NoteC by UGotaHaveArt, on Flickr

 

16363142013_b4c27fdb07_z.jpgMunster Germany 2 Marks 1Aug1921 NoteC rev by UGotaHaveArt, on Flickr

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MUNSTER. GERMANY 2 Marks 1Aug1921 Note D

A king ... preaches everywhere: One god, one faith, one ...
That one can make anything from a tailor ... can be seen ...
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It appears that these notes were issued in a set or series. There are notes with designations A, B, C, D, and E. According to the World Notgeld book by Courtney Coffing some municipalities issued notes strictly for collectors. Perhaps these fall into that category.

 

16363141863_1567802c68_z.jpgMunster Germany 2 Marks 1Aug1921 NoteD by UGotaHaveArt, on Flickr

 

16983231665_d27fbd7500_z.jpgMunster Germany 2 Marks 1Aug1921 NoteD rev by UGotaHaveArt, on Flickr

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MUNSTER, GERMANY 2 Marks 1Aug1921 Note E

Knipperdollinck and Krechting are caught, killed, and hung from St. Lambert's tower. All who made a deal with Jan van Leyden were caught and massacred.(Information courtesy of Tabbs).

 

It appears that these notes were issued in a set or series. There are notes with designations A, B, C, D, and E. According to the World Notgeld book by Courtney Coffing some municipalities issued notes strictly for collectors. Perhaps these fall into that catagory.

 

16981890592_a8c1c6204a_z.jpgMunster Germany 2 Marks 1Aug1921 NoteE by UGotaHaveArt, on Flickr

 

16360859764_1ba3b4a4f4_z.jpgMunster Germany 2 Marks 1Aug1921 NoteE rev by UGotaHaveArt, on Flickr

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All these Münster notes refer to the "Wiedertäufer" (anabaptists) who were very influential in the city in the 16th century. Jan van Leiden was even made "King of Münster". Their rule, which was first revolutionary but then turned into a brutal regime, ended in a massacre when the bishop re-conquered the city. The cages with the dead bodies of the Wiedertäufer leaders (see the "E" notes) were put up on the tower of a church in central Münster, as a deterring measure, where they can still be seen. The cages, that is.

 

More about the Wiedertäufer in Münster:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Münster_Rebellion

The church tower with the cages:

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bild:KäfigeLamberti.jpg

 

A quick translation of what the text (which again is not standard German but similar to the language on the Ahaus note) says ...

 

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Jan Bockelson, tailor, born in Leyden, became Wiedertäufer king in Münster.

The preacher Rottmann defends what is taught about the anabaptism.

 

-B-

Bernt Knipperdollinck, a cloth dealer whom Jan van Leyden made an executioner.

The Wiedertäufer, full of frenzy, shout "You‘ll be sorry" and "Repent" like crazy.

 

-C-

Berntken Krechting, pastor in Gildehaus, was a Wiedertäufer main matador.

Who stood up against polygamy, got a biff on the head from the Wiedertäufer.

 

-D-

A king ... preaches everywhere: One god, one faith, one ...

That one can make anything from a tailor ... can be seen ...

(Cannot read all, but this obviously refers to the tailor - Jan van Leiden - who became king.)

 

-E-

Jan, Knipperdollinck and Krechting are caught, killed, and hang from St. Lambert's tower.

All who made a deal with Jan van Leyden were caught and massacred.

 

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<span style='font-size:14pt;line-height:100%'>BADEN BADEN, GERMANY 20 Marks 22Oct1918</span>

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<span style='font-size:14pt;line-height:100%'>Bad Sachsa, Germany 10 pfennig 1Apr1921

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Bielefeld, Germany 2Apr1922 25 Marks silk

16360860734_489837bc3e_z.jpgBielefeld Germany 2Apr1922 25 Marks silk by UGotaHaveArt, on Flickr

 

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I saw one from some small city in SW Germany once that had a "defecating donkey" :ninja: on it, I wish I had purchased it, it was some political statement of some kind, but a rather unusual subject for a piece of money.

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Bad Sadisa and Sudharz, Germany 10 pfennig 1Apr1921

Guess those characters are a little difficult to read; the name of the place is actually Bad Sachsa (or "Bad Sachsa am Südharz"), nowadays in Lower Saxony. The note was apparently used to promote the place. :ninja:

 

Landschaftlich ...: Scenic health resort recommended by doctors

Wintersport ...: Winter sports - longest sledge run of the Harz

 

The building is the "Städt(isches) Badehaus", ie. the municipal health swimming baths.

 

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Bielefeld, Germany 2Apr1922 25 Marks silk

Nice one! And it seems that they have a Fountain of Youth there. :ninja: After all, the text around that "pool" scene where people leave their crutches says "Ravensberger! Help! With a caring hand support the old age (ie. elderly people) in the home land."

 

Ravensberg was the name of that area; don't know if it still is officially used. The other side says "Stadtsparkasse Bielefeld" in green. The text in orange I cannot read, but what is funny is the reference to that record biker Guignard on the left, upper and right edge of the note. He got the world record on a Göricke bike from Bielefeld!

 

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I saw one from some small city in SW Germany once that had a "defecating donkey" :ninja:  on it, I wish I had purchased it, it was some political statement of some kind, but a rather unusual subject for a piece of money.

Might also be a reference to a Grimm Brothers fairy tale. :lol: In German that one is called "Tischlein deck dich". It is about a father who chased his three sons out of the house (long story); each son learns a trade and at the end gets something special from his master. One of them gets this donkey who "spits and shits" gold coins when you say the magic word.

 

That is where the word "Dukaten-Esel" (ducat donkey) comes from. Oh, and at the end of that tale the three sons and their father live happily together again.

 

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One of them gets this donkey who "spits and shits" gold coins when you say the magic word.

 

 

 

Christian

 

 

That would be donkey I would love to own. :ninja:

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Nice notes Art!

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Greiffenberg, Germany 1 Mark - unissued


 

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Greiffenberg, Germany 1 Mark - unissued

Yes, the fields for the date are empty, hehe ... Greiffenberg was German until 1945 and is now a town in Poland. The Polish name is Gryfow; the place http://www.gryfow.pl/ is close to the PL/DE/CZ tripoint. Guess you know that the griffin in the CoA refers to the town name.

 

The scene on the other side shows one of the many Rübezahl stories. The legendary mountain man was/is a moody guy who is nice with friendly people but dislikes being teased. Even calling him Rübezahl is not recommended in his realm, the Giant Mountains. Don't know this particular story (about "two dishonest tailors"), but Rübezahl can fly, can take the appearance of other people and do other interesting things. :ninja:

 

Here is a short history of the town in English http://www.gryfow.pl/ang/hist.htm and on the second page http://www.gryfow.pl/ang/hist2.htm even the "Gryfowian" notgeld is mentioned briefly.

 

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Very interesting Tabbs -- thanks for the info. I find the stories that go behind these notes fascinating. They make a nice and reasonably priced collection.

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I find the stories that go behind these notes fascinating. They make a nice and reasonably priced collection.

 

I agree and really enjoy seeing the new additions to your collection. Thank you for sharing and I look forward to your future posts.

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