Notgeld is German for emergency money or necessity money. These were non-government sanctioned monies issued by private institutions, mostly in Germany and Austria, during and after WWI. There was not sufficient government produced money at time so banks, towns and other firms worked to fill in the gaps.
There was a coin and stamp show was held this past weekend and was well attended. Approximately 45 deal, representing US, foreign, ancient, paper money, stamps, and research material to assist in building ones library. Next show will be June 8th, 9th, and 10th. This will be the largest show in North Carolina this year. To be held at the Raleigh Fair grounds. If you are going to be in NC or in a near by state, come on in and check it out. There will be free seminars, approximately 100 dealers, deal, representing US, foreign, ancient, paper money, stamps, and research material. A young numismatist area, and tables set up by a few specialty clubs. If you are a dealer, please feel free to contact the club to reserve a table. The show is sponsored by the Raleigh Coin Club (RCC) the URL is raleighcoinclub.org if you are interested in more information.