For sale here is a truly magnificent example of the silk bank note art from Bielefeld toward the end of the hyper inflationary period of 1923.
Clearly this one was put away as a collectors piece from the start as was the case with many of the silk issues from this period.
The history and unique artwork captured on this wonderful example of a silk bank note is a fascinating item to research. More information is available on the history tab of this listing.
On the note obverse we see advertising for the local train works as well as two figures, one with ” God protect the hand workers” and the other with “Art brings grace”. Pictures of sewing machines from the local weaving mill and even tools of the trade from the local book binder are depicted.
On the reverse two memorial pillars or cenotaphs stand behind period soldiers with a count of the dead and wounded from the Franco Prussian war of 1870 and opposite that the casualties from World War I. Around the borders are slogans for old age care and the search and desire of truth and right in law.