Post Your Short Snorters

Discussion in 'Paper Money' started by TheMont, Dec 16, 2017.

  1. TheMont

    TheMont Well-Known Member

    1935 $1 Short Snorter.jpg

    1935 $1 Short Snorter Rev.jpg
    For those that might not know what a Short Snorter is, it is a piece of currency, normally a one dollar bill, signed by a group of soldiers during WW II. The traditional Snort Snorter is signed by all the people on a bomber going on a mission:

    I picked up the following Short Shorter at my coin club's coin show and it is unusual for two reasons, one it is an 1899 $2 bill, where would a soldier get that bill in 1940 something and second, it has his name, date, and mission on it.

    1899 $2 Short Snorter Obv..jpg 1899 2$ Short Snorter Rev..jpg
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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    In 1899 that bill would only be 41 years old.
    Not that much of a long time then.
    Interesting notes. Thanks for sharing.
  4. scopru

    scopru Member

    A lot of military personnel took (and still to this day take) an item or trinket from home as luck. I like this guys choice. Thanks for sharing!
  5. TheMont

    TheMont Well-Known Member

    I'm a veteran and when I left for basic training my wife gave me a gold French Angel coin to carry with me. I guess it worked, I was a Combat Medic and we had the highest casualty rate in combat, but I made it home.
  6. trussell

    trussell Active Member

    Have you tried to find out more about the signers?
  7. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    Thank you for your service. Hang on to the lives you saved.
  8. PlanoSteve

    PlanoSteve Well-Known Member

    Fabulous!!! Short Snorters are all great, & each one is a one-of-a-kind. Thanks for sharing!
  9. lettow

    lettow Senior Member

    I have about 500 short snorters. Here is one of my favorites. It starts with Richard Bong.


    Then comes General George Stratemeyer.


    Then Hap Arnold
    Finally, Jimmie Doolittle

    The remaining signatures are mostly WACs. There are 24 notes in the entire roll.
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  10. Gilbert

    Gilbert Part time collector Supporter

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  11. coinsareus10

    coinsareus10 Active Member

    We tore a bill in half and if we made it home we would call them.
  12. MEC2

    MEC2 Enormous Member

    Sweet Jesus!!! I assume you have children to pass that on to, but if not, that's a snorter I'd be interested in buying...
  13. scopru

    scopru Member

    Excellent grouping of signatures @lettow. Very impressive set of names there.

    ALAN DAVIS Old Sopemaker

    A nice Hawaii note I picked a few years ago.

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  15. lettow

    lettow Senior Member

    Four Jills in a Jeep: Kay Francis, Martha Ray, Mitzi Mayfair and Carole Landis. 20171216_192118.jpg
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  16. lettow

    lettow Senior Member

    Twenty-one pilots and two ground crew of the China National Aviation Corporation.

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  17. lettow

    lettow Senior Member

    This piece survived the sinking of HMT Tuscania in WWI in the pocket of Captain Allen A. Jones of Toledo.

  18. scopru

    scopru Member

    Great item in a fantastic collection.
  19. lettow

    lettow Senior Member

    This piece survived the sinking of the SS Cape San Juan and turned into a memorial for the three members of the 253rd Ordnance Maintenance Company who did not survive. The staining on the note is oil from the ship.

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  20. kaparthy

    kaparthy Well-Known Member

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  21. kaparthy

    kaparthy Well-Known Member

    JIM Philippines w Photog signature .jpg
    I got this last month at a local coin show. It was inexpensive (five bucks). From the scotch tape at the bottom, you can see that this was part of a streamer or a roll that some idiot broke up. After I made my scans, I gave it to a public affairs photographer in my unit.
    Jim Phil doll PAO signature back.jpeg

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