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Skit notes and advertising notes resemble banknotes but are not intended to be used as such. Their design is often based on real banknotes with a humorous or satirical twist. These notes frequently contain interesting commentary on the social and political situation of the time and often provide insights regarding early note designs.

Here is an example of a skit note with an Irish association, promoting the Christmas Pantomime at The Theatre Royal, Dublin, in 1848. The design is based on a Bank of Ireland £1 of the late 1840’s. An example of a Bank of Ireland £1 banknote (albeit a contemporary forgery) is included for comparison.
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It is a very good likeness. I wonder if the skit note is of a similar size to the actual note.
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Here is another skit note based on a Bank of Ireland £1 note, this one from 1918-1919, I believe – a £1 note of the era is pictured below it for comparison.
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This note was in DNW (now Noonans) Banknote sale on 14 March 2009, Lot 1000, and is a particular favourite of mine.

Whiteside & Co Promise to give the bearer on Demand One Pound Tea
at their premises Market Entrance South Great Georges Street Dublin

Signed by the Professor of Chemistry
Royal College of Surgeons
Charles A. Cameron.

Charles Alexander Cameron (1830-1921) was elected professor of chemistry to the College of Surgeons in Ireland in 1874, according to the Noonans Lot footnote.
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Here is a skit note based on the design of a Bank of Ireland £100 note from the Series introduced in 1838. The large compressed text reads ‘FIRST PRIZE IN PRIZE DRAWING’. There are no known surviving examples of a real Bank of Ireland £100 note from this era, so the skit note provides a useful insight to the design.
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