3 of them were local committees, the fourth one, the most important one, was the city of Bruges itself. In 1914 they issued a set of two notes with centimes denomination, and 6 notes with higher values (starting from 1 frank).
The Mayor of Bruges at that time, was Duke Amedeus Karel Lodewijk Visart de Bocaré.
|Duke A. Visart (1) and King Leopold II (2) - 1907|
Baron van Caloen was member of the committee of honour of the Bruges' Esperanto Association.
The picture below was taken on the occasion of the second Esperanto Congress, held in Bruges in 1910.
|Baron E. van Caloen, 1910|
The two emergency banknotes, issued by the Bruges' city board are 5 centimes and 25 centimes.
First of all, the 5 centimes note. (VIJF CENTIEMEN : as Bruges is a Dutch speaking city)
|City of Bruges : 5 Centimes "BR193"|
|City of Bruges : 5 Centimes (back) "BR193"|
|5 centimes 'de Visart'|
|25 centimes 'de Visart'|
Here there are 2 versions of the note. One is similar to the 5 centimes note. (not in my collection (yet)).
The second version is with the symbol of Bruges (a bear) on the left hand side of the note.
|City of Bruges : 25 Centimes "BR196"|
|City of Bruges : 25 Centimes (back) "BR196"|
|25 centimes 'van Caloen'|
Both notes have a catalogue value of more or less € 10 - depending on the quality of the note, it can be less too. The 25 centimes (as in the picture) is slightly worth more.
to be continued ...