The American Bank Note Company Archives United States Possessions, Latin America and Worldwide -- Sale held in New York by Christies Robson Lowe on September 12, 1990. The catalog describes the sale as "an unprecedented offering of design materials, proofs, and specimens of postage stamps and revenue stamps." Heavily illustrated, 835 lots, includes list of prices realized. Shipping by Priority Mail in the USA will be $6.00.
These cards were given out by banks and other institutions to help French people understand the value of the new euro currency compared to the franc which had been in use for many years. They are interesting and informative records of the transition period, which actually lasted for several years. The euro currency was introduced on 1 January 2002 and both currencies were legal to use until 17 February 2002 after which only the euro could be used...