Discussion in 'Paper Money' started by C-B-D, Aug 5, 2020.
Anyway, I'd like some help deciphering the inscriptions. Thanks a ton!
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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.
hmm. But Orla was a female.... on a ship?
@lordmarcovan , you're good at deciphering this kind of thing.
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.)
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.
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.
doesn't say Constitution in my eyes...in both locations on the note. But it is the only name that makes sense.
I tried Constant, Constance, etc. But you're right. It doesnt look like Constitution.
SS Cape Constantine" to me. There was also a Liberty ship called SS Cape Constance.
Here she is a tramp freighter.
Bad mojo having a woman on a ship ....C- 1944
On board Cap[...]
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.
SS Cape Constantine.
Separate names with a comma.