Catalog for German states?

Discussion in 'Paper Money' started by Seba79, Jul 25, 2018.

  1. Seba79

    Seba79 Well-Known Member

    Hey, boys, I'd appreciate some help with this. I am looking for a catalogue specializing in German paper money, I have the catalogue "Die deutschen Banknoten ab 1871" but it does not cover the German states. Other than the Krause?


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  3. Rian

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  4. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    I spent a little time researching in German. I found that there is a PiRi catalog that the companies auctioning German states notes referenced. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to find the catalog itself. @chrisild könntest du uns helfen?
  5. lettow

    lettow Senior Member

    What time period are you looking for? Pre-1871 or post 1871?
  6. Seba79

    Seba79 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the reply, i looking for german post 1871.
  7. chrisild

    chrisild Coin Collector

    Sorry, I'm busy these days. ;) But at least I know what PiRi is short for. That is, or rather was, a paper money catalog ("Papiergeld Spezialkatalog") by Albert Pick and Jens-Uwe Rixen. Here is an Amazon listing: I don't think the publishing house (Gietl-Battenberg) still has it ...

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  8. chrisild

    chrisild Coin Collector

    Now I do not collect paper money, but as far as I know, the German states did not issue paper money once the Deutsches Reich was founded. (Apart from notgeld issues, that is.) But I could be wrong. :)

  9. Seba79

    Seba79 Well-Known Member

    Ok guys, to be more specific, a few days ago I received as a gift a group of German banknotes from different states, the catalogue I have, "die deutschen banknoten ab 1871" by Holger Rosenberg, does not cover them. I read that Grabowski's catalog might. Could anyone please give me some help on this? Or recommend another catalogue? The specialized edition of the Krause I find it a little weak in information. I'd like to get a little more familiar with this, and maybe start a collection of German banknotes.

    Thanks for the help!

    The banknotes that i have are these, and others from Saxony too

    s-l1600 (1).jpg s-l1600 (2).jpg s-l1600 (3).jpg s-l1600 (4).jpg s-l1600 (5).jpg

  10. Seba79

    Seba79 Well-Known Member

    Thank you, Christian. If it's the right one, I'll try to get it.
  11. chrisild

    chrisild Coin Collector

    Duh. My previous reply shows how much, or rather little, I know about those older banknotes. ;) This is the current (2017) edition of the Rosenberg catalog - and yes, apparently it does not list the state issues (which do exist). In the first years of the Deutsches Reich (monarchy and Weimar Republic, I think) some states still had their own paper money ...

    Whether the "PiRi" has them, I don't know. Here are a couple from Bavaria:

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  12. Seba79

    Seba79 Well-Known Member

    Well, finally the catalogue recommended by @chrisild, "Papiergeld Spezialkatalog" seems to be the correct one. I've seen some pages of this one, and these banknotes are documented. I found one from a seller on eBay in Germany, so it's on its way now.

    Thanks for the help!
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