BLANKENHAIN 1921 "Rasselbock/Jackalope Hunting" complete + RARE Robert Ball envelope! German Notgeld
The Rasselbock as pictured on this note looks like the "jackalope" - a fictitious rabbit with antlers like a deer. But the "Rasselbock hunting" pictured on this note is actually much more like "snipe hunting" - and the phrase in German has the same meaning as "fool's errand" in English.
Robert Ball Nachf. in Berlin (the Nachf. stands for Nachfolger which means 'successors') is one of the big numismatic mail-order and auction houses of the 1920s, and they are one of just a few Notgeld dealers from the Notgeld era who actually printed their own envelopes with information about the set contained inside. Some are handwritten, others are typed or mimeographed, and some are even specially printed for the particular note or set that's inside. The envelopes have become quite rare, especially in excellent condition, much rarer than many of the original envelopes that accompanied the sets - to the point that trying to find any particular Robert Ball envelope is usually a lost cause. The company assigned their own catalog numbers to the notes, printed in the upper right-hand corner of each envelope.
CONDITION: notes AU/UNC, envelope is in exceptional condition
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