The Paul McIlvaine Collection - WWII Short Snorters - Switzerland
The Short Snorter Project
5 FRANC SWISS DIPLOMATIC SHORT SNORTER
Series 16 November 1944 - Serial Number 26J #071276 - "Bern & Zurich, Switzerland"
Four signatures on the face are as follows:              Dorthy V. Jones
                                                                  Edward Malive                   Katherine Ruth Bieiby                      R. E. Howry
Fourteen signatures on the back include:                                            Richard G. Cole
                         Chris Twul                                                                         Elsie Cole
                     And Shorti Shaw
                               T/Sgt Samuel S. Hofman
                                                                         Jackson R. Higutery
                                                             A Moho                                                                               Col. Mel Yagandy
                                                                                                                                                           Judy Lindsley    Herbert Molle
                                           Nick Ventimlos                                            Cornelius Nesser
                                                                                                                          Edie Nuekle
                                                                                                                                    S Michlefe
This bill is in fairly good condition (for a short snorter) with some crispness and no pinholes. It may have been taped to a
longer roll of short snorters, and was detached for some reason. There are two very small remnants of cellophane tape
in the upper right corner and lower left corner on the face – otherwise there is no tape residue. Distinct folds in the left
and right hand vertical margins would indicate that the bill was probably taped to other bills. This is an excellent job of
tape removal.  Given the presence of several female signatures, a good guess is that the signers were possibly
members of the Diplomatic Corps. All signatures are in fountain pen, and the bill was in actual circulation during the war.
All of these factors render the bill genuine! -PM