German WWI linen notgeld - 1 Mark - Lauenburg in Pommern

World Coins - German WWI linen notgeld - 1 Mark - Lauenburg in Pommern
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Germany produced an extraordinary number of banknotes in odd materials such as leather, linen, silk, aluminum foil in their long slide into economic chaos in the early 1920s. Bielefeld, a textile town in Germany led the way in manufacturing some intricate and highly allegorical notes. Prior to the large amount of notes issued by Bielefeld, some prison camps and towns experimented with linen notgeld.
The linen tends to be rather stiff. This note was issued in 1914 (I don't see a date on this issue but other similar notes do date to 1914) for Lauenburg.

The note is circulated but it is in fairly nice condition.    Vertical crease, some pinholes along crease where linen has worn thin.  Great great reminder of a grim era and experimentation with odd materials for currency. Interesting part of paper money history!!

Measures 75mm x 50mm.
Circulated

I have heard of this material referred to as "oil cloth" but I don't have a sense of what that really means.
World Coins - German WWI linen notgeld - 1 Mark - Lauenburg in Pommern
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US$ 24.00
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