|The Paul McIlvaine Collection - WWII Short Snorters - Germany
The Short Snorter Project
|1000 MARK IMPERIAL GERMAN REICHSBANKNOTE SHORT SNORTER
Issued: Berlin, 21 April 1910 - Serial Number: 1777822N
FRONT SIGNATURES: June 24, 1944 July 2, 1944
“Bill” Otto Wilhelm Von Conrath Jr. Box 97-F, Route 37, Maryland Rd., El Paso “Viva la Fejas”
Bill Polk, St Louis; Ray Rees, Ma (…remainder washed out); John Bull, 4220 (…washed out); Little (…washed out)
Bill “Newhorse” Newhouse, Shelby, Montana
Chester D. Zajar, Bayonne, New Jersey
Michele Viroffs, Cape Viar Maestro
Therais McCorley, Hamilton, Ala. Star Route
William Attride 4290 Englewood Riverside, Calif.
PFC Virginia Hutchings 6670 WAC Hdq APO 52 Naples U.S.S. Ordronnix c/o F.P.O. N.Y.
BACK SIGNATURES: “Sahib” 478 Mathilda Ave. Sunnyvale, Calif.
John Stockwell, Weilis Walter Bishara Bishute Abaham Nauf
The German Empire (colloquially Deutsches Kaiserreich) is the name conventionally given in English to the German
state from the time of the proclamation of William I of Prussia as German Emperor (January 18, 1871) to the abdication
of William II (November 9, 1918). The official name of the state in German was Deutsches Reich. This short snorter
survived World War I, but is clearly a World War II short snorter by the dates June 24, 1944 / July 2, 1944 (written in
fountain pen ink on the top center of the obverse).