Emergency Issues 1921
3.7.1918 - 1.11. 1922
OSMANLI IMPARATORLUĞU Banknot,
İstanbul Deniz Otobüsleri İşletmesi (İDO), 1921
OTTOMAN EMPIRE Banknotes, Private Issue,
Istanbul Sea Bus Company
N.500, P.UNL 40 Paras AH1337(1921) AB
latter years of Ottoman Empire there was a shortage of small currencies
and as a result charities, schools, private companies, Greek and Armenian
churches, synagogues, and mosques were permitted to issue their own "paper
tokens" for internal use only.
Several different types have been identified. The note shown above was
issued by the company "Şirket-i Hayriye" or as written in French on the
token "Chirket-i Hairié". This company is known today as
Istanbul Sea Bus
Company, İstanbul Deniz Otobüsleri
We gratefully acknowledge Ottoman
Empire Coins & Banknotes for providing the above information.
We gratefully acknowledge A.
Basso for submitting these images.
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