Thanks to Pam West for letting me know about this new book by Everhard Vissers on the emergency paper money of the Anglo Boer War. -Editor
The Anglo Boer War (1899-1902) pitted two small Southern African republics, the Orange Free State and the Transvaal, against the armies of
the largest Empire in the history of mankind. During this conflict Paul Kruger, the Transvaal President, resorted to the issue of emergency paper
money (Gouvernement's Noten or Bluebacks) in an effort to protect his country's dwindling gold reserves. Produced in relatively small quantities and
using anything from notebook pages to newsprint paper, most of the Gouvernement's Noten have been lost over the years and some Noot varieties are now
as rare as a pregnant Panda.
Kruger's Bluebacks is the result of more than a decade of research and archival diggings. The book trails the Gouvernement's Noten from
inception to demonetization, contains a wealth of new information and challenges much that was previously written about the subject. Illustrated with
hundreds of pictures, tables and graphs, with up-to-date pricing guidelines, Kruger's Bluebacks is an essential reference tool for collectors
and dealers alike.
About the author: Everhard Vissers (Dutch, 1957) is a collector of Boer War memorabilia with a focus on original Boer paperwork and
Gouvernement's Noten. Mr. Vissers interest in the subject came about during his time spent in South Africa for study and work.
Book information: 290 pages, Printed in an edition of 250 copies on high gloss paper by Monaco Print, Monaco.
Privately published by the author.
Available at Euro 75,- from: email@example.com , Randcoin in South Africa and Colin Narbeth & Son in the United Kingdom.
To order from Colin Narbeth & Son, see:
Kruger's Bluebacks- new
book by Everhard Vissers. post paid only
Wayne Homren, Editor
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