|The Paul McIlvaine Collection - WWII Short Snorters - U. S. Currency
The Short Snorter Project
|1935A BLUE SEAL $1 SILVER CERTIFICATE SHORT SNORTER #2
Serial # A03036201C - "D-Day Short Snorter"
This is an extremely well-circulated short snorter that appears to have been detached from a larger roll of short
snorters, since cellophane tape remnants adorn both ends of the bill. There are two dates on the reverse of the bill –
15 March 1944 and 26 May 1944 (appearing twice). Together with the dedication on the reverse, "An American Dollar to
an English Doll”, it places the short snorter and signers in England just before the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944.
Fifteen signatures on the obverse include: Gus C. Page, Donald M. Miller, Ray Allech, C. Jennings, Hawls H, Chim,
Roy Basso, Freddie Wost, John Wahassrich, "You really are teriffic:" Tony Magdes, John Salgey,
Harris Erikson “Sweede”, Lewis, J T Oweah, Johnnie R. Hewett, "To the thciarofalton? yet to come" Chancco
Fourteen inscriptions and signatures on the reverse include:
"An American Dollar to an English Doll" - - Miriam.
David J. Wright 15 Mar 44
M. D. Fox
(inverted) Ro B Fawex 26 May 44
Edward P. Robinson
Knight Forsyth Fa
D F Hinkley Frank Sully Bill Lorry
Edwin Beever 26 May 44
Jansesftin .. unintelligible
|Allied aircraft preparing for the airborne component of the D-Day invasion.
|American soldiers landing on the coast of France on D-Day.
|Troops unloading from a Higgins landing craft.