This silk bank note is in remarkable condition like the green version also on offer in our shop.
The cloth notes issued by the Bielefeld authority for the State Bank are truly unique in the world and demand a serious collectors attention.
This note like others from the period were printed on a large range of different materials. Silk was chosen here as a medium as Bielefeld was is major centre for linen and silk weaving.
The fresh and clean colours visible on this note show no signs of handling and the note is wonderfully preserved for something which is almost a century old.
Manufacturing was done on two separate pieces of materials then the two halves were stitched together. Some version were more elaborate and included examples that bordered the notes in lace.
More information is available on the link below to the green ink version of this note.