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World Banknotes : Auction 169 : Lot 147

Date Sold Category Lot Description Sale Price

Auction 169
World Banknotes Lot
147
State Bank obverse and reverse similar to Pick 13a ND 1945 (2) both about UNC - UNC with the usual glue residue, punch-hole twice and Exceptionally Rare. The obverse SPECIMEN No. S217261, printed in blue with star on blank reverse, serial number AA 000000 with SPECEIMEN printed above and bearing signature Blowers as for Pick 13a ed SPECIMEN, black on lilac and orange featuring Emperor Haile Selassie I at left and acacia tree oval vignette flanked by flowers and bees. The reverse SPECIMEN No. S223244, again printed in blue with star on blank reverse, 2 red SPECIMEN overprints at centre left and right and in orange with Coat of Arms at centre with the Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah (symbolizing the House of King Solomon) - crowned Lion holding a long cross. These very rarely seen and certain to attract the attention of any collector.
£120
Ethiopia State Bank 5 Dollars obverse and reverse SPECIMEN similar to Pick 13a ND 1945 (2) both about UNC - UNC with the usual glue residue, punch-hole cancelled twice and Exceptionally Rare. The obverse SPECIMEN No. S217261, printed in blue with star on blank reverse, serial number AA 000000 with SPECEIMEN printed above and bearing signature Blowers as for Pick 13a overprinted SPECIMEN, black on lilac and orange featuring Emperor Haile Selassie I at left and acacia tree oval vignette flanked by flowers and bees. The reverse SPECIMEN No. S223244, again printed in blue  with star on blank reverse, 2 red SPECIMEN overprints at centre left and right and in orange with Coat of Arms at centre with the Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah (symbolizing the House of King Solomon) - crowned Lion holding a long cross. These very rarely seen and certain to attract the attention of any collector. : World Banknotes : Auction 169 : Lot 147
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Ethiopia State Bank 5 Dollars obverse and reverse SPECIMEN similar to Pick 13a ND 1945 (2) both about UNC - UNC with the usual glue residue, punch-hole cancelled twice and Exceptionally Rare. The obverse SPECIMEN No. S217261, printed in blue with star on blank reverse, serial number AA 000000 with SPECEIMEN printed above and bearing signature Blowers as for Pick 13a overprinted SPECIMEN, black on lilac and orange featuring Emperor Haile Selassie I at left and acacia tree oval vignette flanked by flowers and bees. The reverse SPECIMEN No. S223244, again printed in blue  with star on blank reverse, 2 red SPECIMEN overprints at centre left and right and in orange with Coat of Arms at centre with the Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah (symbolizing the House of King Solomon) - crowned Lion holding a long cross. These very rarely seen and certain to attract the attention of any collector. : World Banknotes : Auction 169 : Lot 147
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