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World Banknotes : Auction 166 : Lot 202

Date Sold Category Lot Description Sale Price

Auction 166
World Banknotes Lot
202
(10) in mixed grades comprising Fiji Government Administration 1937-1951 King portrait issues (3) 5 s Pick 37g dated 1st January 1946 signatures Robertson, Banting and Hayward serial number B/4 151287 and the note in blue on brown and blue underprint featuring King George VI facing 3/4 left and Coat of Arms at upper centre on obverse. 10 Shillings Pick 38k dated 1st June 1951 and last date of issue signatures Taylor, Donovan and Smith serial number B/5 162141 and the note in brown on blue underprint featuring King George VI facing 3/4 left and Coat of Arms at upper centre on obverse. 1 Pick 40d dated 1st August 1949 signatures Taylor, Banting and Smith serial number B/4 174876 and the note in green on red underprint featuring a portrait of King George VI now facing forward and Coat of Arms at upper centre. Fiji Government 1942 World War II Emergency Shillings issues (3) 1 Pick 47a dated 1st July 1942 serial number P/1 039396 signatures Robertson, Martin and Banting and this black on green underprint featuring a holed Penny coin at lower right and Coat of Arms in the underprint and the reverse with a guilloche panel and the reverse of the Penny Coin dated 1942. This note although it was nothing of value at the time was a source of amusement for the n GI's that were in Fiji, because it featured a holed Penny on the note and they thought of a penny in very different terms. Being low value and paper many of the GI's sent them back to their families with their letters home. 1 Shilling Pick 49b dated 1st September 1942 Block letter B 5-digit serial number 00798 signatures Robertson, Banting & Martin and partial watermark "Gowen EXTRA STRONG". Pick 50a dated 1st January 1942 serial number 159168 signatures Robertson, Hayward & Banting. The 1 Penny printed by Government Printer and the Shillings - Fiji Government Printer, letter press. Fiji Government British Administration H.M. Queen young portrait 1953-67 issues (3) Pick 51d dated 1st September 1964 serial number C/13 172650 signatures Richie, Griffiths & Cruickshank and the note in grey-blue on lilac underprint. 10 Shillings Pick 52e dated 1st October 1965 signatures Richie, Griffiths & Cruickshank (2) close serial numbers C/9 84561 & C/9 84580. The notes in brown on pink, yellow and green underprint. Government of Fiji Ad-Interim Currency Board Pick 64a ND 1971 serial number A/2 690284 signature Wesley Barret titled Chairman Currency Board and the note in blue-green on multicolour featuring H.M. II at right and Coat of Arms at upper centre on obverse and Thatched bure (house) and coconut Palm trees on reverse.
£160

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