This colourful 5 mark notgeld from 1920s Bielefeld was issued to commemorate the end of World War I. The note lists all 29 states Germany was at war with and the countries it made peace with. It also records the end date of the reign of Kaiser Wilhelm II in 1918, which marked the start of the German Republic. The design shows a man with a pipe and a man sowing seeds. Historic and Uncirculated.
Sets of notgeld issued by Paderborn, a city in Eastern North Rhine Westphalia which was founded as a bishopric by Charlemagne in AD795. Uncirculated and dated 1921. Showing several themes including the meeting of Pope Leo II with Charlemagne in 799, a shooting festival and the coronation of the Kaiser’s wife in 1002.
These unusual Notgeld were issued for a camp of German Prisoners of War in Avignon France. They are dated Christmas 1921, a long time after the end of World War 1. They have a stated value of 5 marks or 50 centimes and could be redeemed after being freed. They are fairly crudely printed with vignettes of a snowy scene in the camp and a mother with her children near a Christmas Tree. The back has a poem which reads like a lament, accusing Germany, their motherland, of abandoning them.