Field Day for Fantasy Money

Started by Pellinore, February 08, 2020, 01:49:12 AM

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Pellinore

I had a field day in today's coin fair, where I bought more than twenty fantasy banknotes.

-- Paul

Figleaf

What a great fun collection! Most seem advertising, but I also spotted an educational/play money note. I am intrigued by the note with the Chinese characters. Any idea what that one is all about?

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

brandm24

These kinds of things really are interesting and fun to collect. I wish I could read some of wording on the smaller notes, especially the ones depicting US money...the 55 speed limit, etc. I would imagine these are all advertising pieces.

I have a few examples of this type of material but no pictures. Some are used as advertising for coin dealers who would give them out at coin shows. I'll have to look them up and snap a few pictures.

Great collection, Pellinore.

Bruce
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gerard974

Hello
look this ,10000 wong

Funeral notes (or Hell Banknotes) are used in funeral ceremonies in many Asian countries (China, Hong Kong, Mauritius, Vietnam, etc.) to provide the deceased with money and property in the afterlife.
The term "Hell" means the place where the dead go, and does not have the same negative connotation as in the Christian world.
A wide variety of banknotes are produced in different sizes, colours and face values. The richer the deceased, the greater the amount of funeral money burned at the funeral.
This ancestral tradition is still respected toda



Best regards Gerard

brandm24

I have a Hell Banknote, Gerard, but it was converted to an advertising piece. I'm not sure if its an authentic banknote or a reproduction that was overprinted. I'll have to check it out.

Bruce
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gerard974

hello again
look this link on Goggle ,is many histories
joss paper on tai lung china - Google Search

best regards Gerard

Pellinore

Glad to see you all being interested. I will treat some if these separately (if you have requests...).
— Paul

brandm24

Quote from: Pellinore on February 08, 2020, 02:09:18 PM
Glad to see you all being interested. I will treat some if these separately (if you have requests...).
— Paul
The three US style notes center-right would be interesting to see closer. Thank you, Paul

Bruce
Always Faithful

brandm24

Here's a Hell Bank Note from my collection over stamped with an advertisement.

By the way, C.B. Yohe was an engineer who dabbled in magic. He became an amateur magician in 1941 and later turned to mail order book selling. Apparently, his specialty was "conjuring books." Bethel Park is a suburb of Philadelphia.

Bruce
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