The Paul McIlvaine Collection - WWII Short Snorters - Italy
The Short Snorter Project
2 LIRE ITALIAN SHORT SNORTERS
Series 1943 Allied Military Currency
Serial # A30764489A and Serial # A42485264A
Two Lire note with Serial # A30764489A is signed by Tony Rendazzo. He apparently used it as a sort of “IOU”. On the bill,
after his signature, he wrote “Balance 23 cents when you ketch me”. Two Lire note with Serial # A42485264A was
apparently used as the calling card of Lieut. Colonel John F. Phelan, Corps of Engineers, Army of the United States.
Both bills are World War II artifacts each with a different purpose.