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    Posted 6 years ago

    Tanni
    (47 items)

    A Short Snorter is a banknote which was signed by various persons traveling together or meeting up at different times and events. And records who was met and occasionally where.
    If you signed a short snorter, and later asked that person to show you your signature and that person could not produce it upon request, they owed you a dollar or a drink.
    Soldiers in war used them for fun and for recording events, times, people and missions.

    "Depending upon your perspective, short snorters are next to worthless or simply priceless. 
    Whatever you decide, short snorters are truly "history in your hand."

    This is my Grandfather's "Short Snorter" That he started in World War 2. It date's from 1942-1969.

    It starts with... 2 - 1935 U.S. $1.00 doller bills,

    A 1928 U.S. $2.00 bill,
    A 1938 PESO from Cuba,
    4 SHILLINGS from the Bahamas Goverment,
    1 PESO from the Philippines,
    A $1.00 payment certificate from Okinawa,
    A Japanese 1942 $100.00 Bank Note,
    A $500.00 Gold Units 1947 Shanghai China,
    A 1948... 1/2 EINE HALBE Deutsche Mark Germany,
    A $5.00 Icelandic Kroa (bill) from Landsbanki Islands Iceland,
    A $100.00 LIRE, Tripolitania,
    ONE RUPEE from India,
    A 1939 ONE POUND from Royale Bank of Scotland,
    10 Shillings from London England
    A 5 FUNF Shilling from Austria
    A $20.00 Vinte Escudos from Portugal
    A 1950 Central Bank Noat of Ireland for 10 SHILLINGS
    A $100.00 Cent Francs, Banque D'etat Du Maroc

    The taped bills end with a

    $100.00 Thia Baht from Thailand.

    and it is hand dated March of 1969.

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    Comments

    1. SpiritBear, 6 years ago
      Short snorter meaning...??????
    2. Tanni Tanni, 6 years ago
      Good point SpiritBear. I'll edit the details.

      A Short Snorter is a banknote which was signed by various persons traveling together or meeting up at different times and events. And records who was met and occasionally where.

      If you signed a short snorter, and later asked that person to show you your signature and that person could not produce it upon request, they owed you a dollar or a drink.
    3. SpiritBear, 6 years ago
      Creative. Thank you.
    4. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      Unique post :-) I never heard of them so I learned something thanks
    5. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 6 years ago
      Sort of the forerunner of challenge coins.

      T A
    6. Tanni Tanni, 6 years ago
      I'm glad you alll enjoyed it !

      I thought it was incredible... but I didn't know what it was either.

      A wonderful member of CW told me what it was and gave me the link.

      I just thought my grandfather was very creative.

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