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 that reads like a lament, accusing Germany, their motherland, of abandoning them. Unusual Prisoner of War Notgeld £7.85 each