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Stadt Paderborn Notgelds 1921


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Wrapper for the notes.

 

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They were sold in this wrapper, probably for fundraising purposes and were not intended for circulation, similar in the manner that porcelain coins were made and sold but not intended for circulation.

 

Thanks to Dave for pointing out a dealer that had these in their inventory and for a very nominal price.

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Hehe, that is funny. The text on the "donkey note" says:

 

A donkey that shits ducats

We do not have in Paderborn

But there are enough donkeys in the world

Who buy our paper money.

 

The "ducat donkey" refers to a famous fairy tale (a wonder donkey that, errm, emits gold ducats). But as in English, Esel/donkey can also mean a stupid person. Ironic and neat. :ninja:

 

Christian

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