Hawaii star note short snorter from WWII

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  1. C-B-D

    C-B-D Well-Known Member

    Bought this today at my LCS. Only 500 star notes were ever produced for the $1 Hawaii Emergency Issue, correct?
    Anyway, I'd like some help deciphering the inscriptions. Thanks a ton!
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  3. SteveInTampa

    SteveInTampa Always Learning

    They issued 204,000 $1 Hawaiian replacement notes.
     
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  4. C-B-D

    C-B-D Well-Known Member

    Whoops. Thanks.
     
  5. CoinCorgi

    CoinCorgi Derp, derp, derp!

    S.S. Constantine or Constantia or something
     
  6. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Nice notes and they contain WWII memorabilia. Fantastic!!
     
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  7. Penna_Boy

    Penna_Boy Just a nobody from the past

    Looks like someone was boarding a ship on 7 February 1944. You've got a piece of war time history. Great find and see if you can get the writing figured out.
     
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  8. Legomaster1

    Legomaster1 Cointalk Patron

    "February 7, 1944; Only N. Beale (?) on board ----; Julian Bond on board..."
    The ink has bled on the inscriptions on the right, so it's more difficult to figure those out. Anyways, very interesting purchase. Thanks for sharing! I happened to be talking to someone about the Hawaii notes earlier today.
     
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  9. C-B-D

    C-B-D Well-Known Member


    hmm. But Orla was a female.... on a ship? Screenshot_20200805-183031_Chrome.jpg
     
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  10. C-B-D

    C-B-D Well-Known Member

    Edit. Not the SS Constitution.
     
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  11. C-B-D

    C-B-D Well-Known Member

    @lordmarcovan , you're good at deciphering this kind of thing.
     
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  12. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Numismatic jack of all trades & specialist in none Moderator

    I'd say you're doing pretty well so far. You found Orla N. Beebe! And the ship. Very neat. Fantastic historical item!

    Alas, trying to squint at the faded text via the photos, on my small screen, gives me headaches. But I'll be interested to see what else you discover!

    (I really get more respect than I deserve as a researcher. It pretty much just boils down to Google searches with me. Sometimes you have to try a variety of keywords and phrases.)
     
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  13. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Numismatic jack of all trades & specialist in none Moderator

    Sure? Why is that surprising? She was a passenger. It was an ocean liner. This was before airlines became the predominant form of long distance travel. If you wanted to go to or from Hawaii, you had to take a ship.

    By 1944, that late in the war, I guess the shipping lanes in that part of the Pacific were safer from Japanese submarine attack.
     
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  14. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    The cuban note is mine, the others belonged to a friend of mine who just passed this year.
    Her husban was a bomber pilot and those rolls were his.
    I was also given his own flight log...of all his missions.
    Unbelievable read....as he did crash land flying wing on a shot up ship....he was trying to help the other pilot land.
    The only issue with short snorters is the tape! 1940 tape thick,sticky, yellowed, and cracked over time ...and thats what they used to tape and roll the bills. 20150315_093715.jpg 20150315_093903.jpg 20190922_094925.jpg 20190922_094900.jpg 20190922_094846.jpg
     
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  15. CoinCorgi

    CoinCorgi Derp, derp, derp!

    That most definitely doesn't say Constitution in my eyes...in both locations on the note. But it is the only name that makes sense.
     
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  16. C-B-D

    C-B-D Well-Known Member

    I tried Constant, Constance, etc. But you're right. It doesnt look like Constitution.
     
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  17. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Numismatic jack of all trades & specialist in none Moderator

    It appears to be "SS Cape Constantine" to me. There was also a Liberty ship called SS Cape Constance.
     
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  18. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

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    Here she is a tramp freighter.
     
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  19. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    Bad mojo having a woman on a ship ....C- 1944
     
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  20. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Numismatic jack of all trades & specialist in none Moderator

    Note that below Orla N. Beebe's name, it says,

    On board Cap[...]
    Constantine

    and then goes on with the names.

    Now that I've squinted long enough, "Constantine" is fairly clear.

    And the obscured letter after "Cap[...]" has a tail like a lowercase "e" would.
     
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  21. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Numismatic jack of all trades & specialist in none Moderator

    So I think it's the SS Cape Constantine.
     
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