Auction: 15009 - World Banknotes
Lot: 290

Cassa Mediterranea di Credito per l'Egitto, Italian Occupation of Egypt, a presentation album containing a specimen set of the ND (1942) series comprising 1 piastre, pink, 5 piastre, blue, Apollo, 10 piastre, red, Apollo, also 50 piastre, red, Octavian at left, 1 lira, grey-blue, Octavian at left, 5 lire, pale brown, Octavian at left, 10 lira, mauve, Octavian at left, 50 lire, grey, Michelangelo's David at left, 100 lire, blue, David at left, all zero serial numbers and red CAMPIONE overprint
(Pick MA1,M1-M8), these notes intended for use after the Italian occupation of Egypt but never issued as the banknotes were captured by the British in 1942 at Sidi Barrani. A fascinating and historical group. Generally extremely fine and together with a brown card folder with embossing CAMPIONI, extremely rare and possibly the only set extant with all nine notes (9)

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