Limerick Soviet 100 anniversary

1919. The short-lived General Strike in Limerick which produced an interesting banknote issue.
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Limerick Soviet 100 anniversary

Post by ThePloughman » 28 Feb 2019 02:06

Is there anything happening on the Emerald Isle for the 100th anniversary of the Limerick Soviet?
Or will Ireland be its usual minimalist self where historical events are concerned.

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Post by DOC » 28 Feb 2019 20:31

Here is a link to a draft programme of events :)

http://limericksovietremembered.com/

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Post by DOC » 16 Apr 2019 20:17

A number of events are scheduled this week to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of The Limerick Soviet. I came across this interesting link which shows a slightly different design for a Limerick Soviet 10 Shillings note.

https://www.rte.ie/centuryireland/index ... ling-match
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Post by Mac » 18 Apr 2019 10:47

Interesting, the signatures are correct. Casey has signed himself as James M Casey, his non-standard signature, which we have seen on various non-issued instances of the notes.

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Post by DOC » 18 Apr 2019 21:28

I wonder if this is an early proof note ? Perhaps the note was redesigned to make it clear that The Workers of Limerick were Against British Militarism. In the image above, Against is isolated in the top panel.

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Post by Mac » 24 Apr 2019 17:22

Yes, 'against' is a little lost up there.

There may well have been other design proofs also.
As we have learned more about the issue, a greater variety of notes have been turning up.

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Post by DOC » 25 Apr 2019 19:36

Hopefully other interesting items turn up as people check their heirlooms during centenary year. In the meantime, here is a link providing details about an interesting new commemorative currency issue. An example of the new 10 shillings note is attached.

https://www.limerickleader.ie/news/home ... ation.html
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Post by Mac » 28 Apr 2019 21:38

Very 1930s

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