Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Oceania Japanese Invasion Money 1/2 Shilling OA Prefix

***This rag is a 1/2 Shilling Japanese Invasion Money printed for use by the Japs for the Oceania region.

Though it is considered nothing more than a rag, but, nevertheless its prefix of OA makes it worthwhile putting aside for posterity as much of what we see comes with the now all-tiring prefix of OC, which only the numismatic catalogue gives some value but not many gives a hoot to this OC note.

Why in the heavens is it so damn hard to find this issue in OA or OB prefixes while OC seems to be so, so readily available like some kind of toilet paper?

By the way, I bought this note from one old "Chee Ko Pek" at the sleazy morning market located at a sleazy lane somewhere in Petaling Street.

I am sure you guys know which back lane I am talking about, as it is you guys who told me where it is located at in the first place. Thankyouverymuch.


Dickson Niew said...

Will be my challenge to get one.
Thanks for sharing your good experiences with me.
sorry to only buy you chicken rice + "water dog".

malayastraitsbanknotes said...

No, thanks to you or the sumptuous lunch!

That 'Sui Kow' was one of the better ones that I have tried.

Should get Saran to try them too as he has a passion for Chinese food!