The Paul McIlvaine Collection - WWII Short Snorters - Germany
The Short Snorter Project
10,000 MARK GERMAN LARGE NOTE SHORT SNORTER
Series: 19 January 1922 - Serial Number: O 0658378
FRONT SIGNATURES:
T/5 Joseph Hinen    
703 Robson St
Tampa, Fla

S/Sgt John Laychus
80 Ridge St.
Glen Lyon, Pa

Edw. Fishel
Bedford, Ind.

Erik Kathn

Thad Meter
Augsburg, Ger.

(TOP RIGHT)
Mr. James T. Gardner
307 Devin Ave.
New York

Johnny & Margot Nix   
Augsburg, Germany
This is a 10,000 Mark large note World War II short snorter.  It was issued in January 1922 - the start of the German
hyperinflation.  By July 1922, the German Mark fell to 300 Marks per dollar.  By November 1922, it was 9,000 Marks to
the dollar.  January 1923 saw 49,000 Marks per dollar.  By July 1923, it was 1.1 Million Marks to the dollar.  This grew to
2.5 trillion Marks per dollar in November 1923. It would appear that this short snorter was in Augsburg, Germany, on
September 8, 1945.  A reasonable speculation is that it represented postwar contact between American GI’s and
German citizens.
BACK SIGNATURES:

Baxter P. Tiffen
3023 Alabama Ave.   
Shreveport, Louisiana



Maier Elizabeth  NJ  
Augsburg, Germany  
Sept 8, 1945

Maud A. Fank

(TOP RIGHT)
Russ Abbott
6574 Shattick Ave   
Jablad, Calif.

Harold Dick
Brooklyn, N.Y.











N. B. Larsen
National City, California

 
Victor Albern
BAD GREIM
Orlando, Kentucky


(RIGHT MARGIN)
Thed  -  Augsburg








George Cochran    
Oakland, Calif.