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Official Territory name: Memel Territory

The Memel Territory (German: Memelland or Memelgebiet; French: Territoire de Memel) was defined by the Treaty of Versailles. Effective 15 February 1920, Memel was detached from the German Empire and established as an autonomous, self-governing territory under the protection of the League of Nations, administered by the French.

Memel Territory is now part of Lithuania, for later banknotes see Soviet Union and Lithuania

Territory state: Complete

Handelskammer des Memelgebiets
(Chamber of Commerce of the Memel Territory)
Mark system

1922 Issue (Notgeld – Emergency money)

French Administration

   

50 Pfennig P-1; B-101 Color: Blue Dimensions: 90 x 57 mm

Front: Coat of arms.
Back: View of Memel (Klaipeda) seen from the tip of the "Kurische Nehrung" (Kurskaya Kosa) over the "Kurisches Haff" (Kurskiy Zaliv).
Security thread: None.
Printer: Gebrüder Parcus, Munich (Germany) - GPM.
Watermark: None.

PickTBBDescriptionVGVFUNC
1101aDate: 22 Février 1922. 5 or 6-digit s/n.15.0025.0040.00
NL101rRemaider. No serial number.---

Signatures:

            
M. Petisné                          Joseph Kraus                             Bernhard Hennig                     F. J. Meier

   

1 Mark P-2; B-102 Color: Tan Dimensions: 88 x 57 mm

Front: Coat of arms.
Back: Dune on the "Kurische Nehrung" (Kurskaya Kosa).
Security thread: None.
Printer: Gebrüder Parcus, Munich (Germany) - GPM.
Watermark: Shaded chain pattern.

PickTBBDescriptionVGVFUNC
2102aDate: 22 Février 1922.15.0030.0050.00
NL102rRemainder: No serial number; UNGILTIG perf.---

Signatures:

            
M. Petisné                          Joseph Kraus                             Bernhard Hennig                     F. J. Meier

   

2 Mark P-3; B-103 Color: Blue and olive Dimensions: 96 x 65 mm

Front: Coat of arms.
Back: Aerial view of Memel (Klaipeda) with tip of the "Kurische Nehrung" (Kurskaya Kosa).
Security thread: None.
Printer: Gebrüder Parcus, Munich (Germany) - GPM.

PickTBBDescriptionVGVFUNC
3a103aDate: 22 Février 1922. Watermark: Shaded chain pattern.25.0050.0080.00
3b103bWatermark: Outlined chain pattern.15.0035.0070.00
NL103rRemainder: No serial number; UNGILTIG perf.---

Signatures:

            
M. Petisné                          Joseph Kraus                             Bernhard Hennig                     F. J. Meier

   

5 Mark P-4; B-104 Color: Blue and olive Dimensions: 120 x 80 mm

Front: Coat of arms.
Back: Stock Exchange building of Memel (Klaipeda), ships.
Security thread: None.
Printer: Gebrüder Parcus, Munich (Germany) - GPM.

PickTBBDescriptionVGVFUNC
4a104aDate: 22 Février 1922. Watermark: Shaded chain pattern.35.0075.00150.
4b104bWatermark: Outlined chain pattern.20.0060.00130.
NL104rRemainder: No serial number; UNGILTIG perf.---

Signatures:

           
Joseph Kraus                             Bernhard Hennig                     F. J. Meier                                                    M. Petisné

   

10 Mark P-5; B-105 Color: Tan and blue Dimensions: 120 x 80 mm

Front: Coat of arms.
Back: Lighthouse on Memel's (Klaipeda's) North Mole, couple, seaman.
Security thread: None.
Printer: Gebrüder Parcus, Munich (Germany) - GPM.

PickTBBDescriptionVGVFUNC
4a104aDate: 22 Février 1922. Watermark: Shaded chain pattern.40.0090.00170.
4b104bWatermark: Outlined chain pattern.30.0080.00160.
NL104rRemainder: No serial number; UNGILTIG perf.---

Signatures:

           
Joseph Kraus                             Bernhard Hennig                     F. J. Meier                                                    M. Petisné

   

20 Mark P-6; B-106 Color: Orange and lilac Dimensions: 150 x 92 mm

Front: Coat of arms.
Back: Farmhouse, cow, horse.
Security thread: None.
Printer: Gebrüder Parcus, Munich (Germany) - GPM.

PickTBBDescriptionVGVFUNC
6a106aDate: 22 Février 1922. Watermark: Shaded chain pattern.60.00110.00200.
6b106bWatermark: Outlined chain pattern.50.0090.00180.

Signatures:

           
Joseph Kraus                             Bernhard Hennig                     F. J. Meier                                                    M. Petisné

   

50 Mark P-7; B-107 Color: Green Dimensions: 165 x 112 mm

Front: Coat of arms.
Back: Log rafting off Memel (Klaipeda), woodpulp factory, shipyard.
Security thread: None.
Printer: Gebrüder Parcus, Munich (Germany) - GPM.

PickTBBDescriptionVGVFUNC
7a107aDate: 22 Février 1922. Watermark: Shaded chain pattern.75.00150.00250.
7b107bWatermark: Outlined chain pattern.70.00140.00220.

Signatures:

           
Joseph Kraus                             Bernhard Hennig                     F. J. Meier                                                    M. Petisné

   

75 Mark P-8; B-108 Color: Brown, orange and blue Dimensions: 165 x 112 mm

Front: Coat of arms.
Back: New sawmill (left), old sawmill (right).
Security thread: None.
Printer: Gebrüder Parcus, Munich (Germany) - GPM.
Watermark: Outlined chain pattern.

PickTBBDescriptionVGVFUNC
8108aDate: 22 Février 1922.140.250.450.

Signatures:

           
Joseph Kraus                             Paul Schulz                                                                       Nathan Nafthal                       Bernhard Hennig

   
F. J. Meier                                                      M. Petisné

   

100 Mark P-9; B-109 Color: light and dark blue Dimensions: 186 x 105 mm

Front: Coat of arms.
Back: View of Memel (Klaipeda) seen from the tip of the "Kurische Nehrung" (Kurskaya Kosa) over the "Kurisches Haff" (Kurskiy Zaliv).
Security thread: None.
Printer: Gebrüder Parcus, Munich (Germany) - GPM.
Watermark: Outlined chain pattern.

PickTBBDescriptionVGVFUNC
9109aDate: 22 Février 1922.120.00220.00400.00

Signatures:

           
Joseph Kraus                             Paul Schulz                                                                       Nathan Nafthal                       Bernhard Hennig

   
F. J. Meier                                                      M. Petisné