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.
This set of 5 Notgeld issued by Paderborn in 1922 tells the story of the city’s undoing by Christian The Younger of Brunswick in 1622 during the 30 Years War. Christian’s forces invaded the cities of Munster and Paderborn, took hostages, looted the cities and carried off the Cathedral’s treasure. A sorry tale but wonderfully illustrated. £6.50 a set
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.