I have decided to part with my 1934A $10 North Africa Blue Seal contemporary alteration note as it just doesn’t fit in my set. I’m sure someone else will enjoy it more than I do. It’s in a fresh PMG VF-30 holder with the correct Fr #, note type, and notation mentioning the alteration. I don’t have a set price on the note, so I will be taking offers via PM. So if you’re interested, please PM me with an offer.
More info on this cool and extremely
rare blue seal alteration from two threads here:
The Hawaii/Africa overprints were discussed extensively in a May/June 2008 Paper Money article. The spurious blue seals were covered on pg 222 including references to a couple of earlier articles. A unique set of circumstances led to these very interesting rare altered notes.
Rumor was that due to the thriving black market after World War II, the yellow seals would be demonitized in Europe. It is theorized these were altered in Europe after the war to resemble normal silver certificates in case they were demonitized, so they could be passed as "good money".
Enamored with VF-35 and lower grade PPQ/EPQ notes!
To my knowledge, this is the only B-A block blue seal contemporary alteration to be know. All of the others I have seen documented are A-A blocks, which includes SNs reported here on the PMF and those mentioned in the May/June 2008 Paper Money write-up by Peter Huntoon. Based on the previously mentioned sources, I believe the current number of notes known to exist is less than ten.