The Paul McIlvaine Collection of Short Snorters
The Short Snorter Project
Paul McIlvaine's interest in World War II "short snorters" began when he met some local "mall walkers" and joined them
for coffee. The group included B-24, C-47, and P-38 WWII pilots, and discussions of the short snorter tradition ensued.
"That was all that was necessary to ignite my interest," says McIlvaine. Since then, he found an interesting link between
short snorters and Yap stone money. "I spent a week on the Island of Yap, where the value of the national currency is
determined by the personal stories associated with it, much like short snorters." (The Numismatist - May 2009 - page 20)
            Areas of Interest

World War I Short Snorters
1899 $1 Blue Seal Short Snorter

World War II Short Snorters (US Currency)
1923 $1 Blue Seal Short Snorter #1
1923 $1 Blue Seal Short Snorter #2
1928D $2 Red Seal Short Snorter
1934A $5 Green Seal Short Snorter
1935A $1 Blue Seal Short Snorter #1
1935A $1 Blue Seal Short Snorter #2
1935A $1 Brown Seal HAWAII Short Snorter
1935A $1 Brown Seal HAWAII Short Snorter #2
1935A $1 North African Yellow Seal Short Snorter #1
1935A $1 North African Yellow Seal Short Snorter #2

World War II Short Snorters (Foreign Currency)
Italian Allied Military Currency Short Snorter
Italian Allied Military Currency Short Snorter #2
Korean Short Snorter
Jamaican Short Snorter
Iceland Short Snorter
Irish Short Snorter
Irish Short Snorter #2
Moroccan Short Snorter
Algerian Short Snorter
Algerian Short Snorter #2
French West African Short Snorter
French West African Short Snorter #2
French Short Snorter
German Short Snorter
German Short Snorter #2
German Short Snorter #3
German Short Snorter #4
Luxembourg Short Snorter
Spanish Short Snorter
Swedish Short Snorter
Canadian Short Snorter
English Short Snorter
English Short Snorter #2
Australian Short Snorter
New Zealand Short Snorter
Noumea, New Caledonia Short Snorter
India Short Snorter
Greek Short Snorter
Greek Short Snorter #2
Greek Short Snorter #3
Swiss Short Snorter
Austrian Short Snorter
Belgian Short Snorter
Netherland Short Snorter
Netherlands Antilles Short Snorter
British Guiana Short Snorter
British Military Authority Short Snorter
Japanese Short Snorter
Japanese Short Snorter #2
Philippino Short Snorter
Philippine Occupation Short Snorter
Chinese Short Snorter
Chinese Short Snorter #2
Chinese Short Snorter #3
New Hebrides Short Snorter
Fijian Short Snorter
Bermudan Short Snorter
Libyan Short Snorter
Russian Short Snorter
Russian Short Snorter #2
Egyptian Short Snorter

Korean War Short Snorters
North Korean Short Snorter

Vietnam War Short Snorters
1953B $2 Red Seal Short Snorter
Vietcong Short Snorter
Vietnam Short Snorter

Non-Currency Short Snorters
458th Bomb Group Short Snorter
Operation Crossroads Atomic Short Snorter