Short Snorter, 1942-1944, Composed of nine U.S. and European Banknotes, 50 inches in overall length. All notes assembled in this historical grouping were in circulation in lands being reconquered by the Allies. It became a treasured custom among servicemen and women to have notes signed by dozens of comrades that one met, generally gathered around bars or festive boards in the European theater. The prestige of such a collection of notes was vastly increased by a serviceman who successfully sought out the signatures of significant higher-ups that he encountered and such "Short Snorters" became treasured records of wartime service. On this fascinating chain, most signatories merely signed their names, while others added their rank, many their hometowns or in one New Yorker's case, his street address in The Bronx! Some clear signatures will be specified below, though not all, as it would take many hours of closest scrutiny to decipher all the signatures present. Notes and significant signatures include U.S. $1 Silver Certificate, 1935A. Signatures include Gen. Jimmy Doolittle, Air Chief Carl Spaatz, James Stewart (movie star and Air Force Reserve General after the war). URUGUAY. 1 Peso, 1935. Many signatures. FRANCE Banque de France 50 Francs, 1941. Xmas Day 1944, Embassy Club, England. Milroy les Ambassadeurs, several signatures, one in Chinese. ITALY. Allied Occupation 100 Lire, 1943A. Wild Bill Donovan (OSS leader), Betty Rodenbaugh, Glenshaw. BElGIUM. 100 Francs-20 Belgas, 1943. Lt. Elson, Paratroopers, Staff Sgt. Edward F. Moss and D. Moseley Edwards of Maryland, Red Dooner of Pittsburgh, T. Sgt. Sidney Garber, 912 E. 180 St. Bronx NY. GERMANY. Reichsbanknote 50 Reichsmark, 1933. Edward C. Unger, Richard R. Jacobson, John Wilkinson of the service newspaper "Stars and Stripes." Red Dooner, now of Pittsburgh, Dwight David Eisenhower (5 stars). BElGIUM. 5 Francs. 1938. SCOTlAND, Royal Bank. Chaplains Doyle and Buchanan, Dorothy Steele, Sgt. Carl J. Johnson. BElGIUM. 10 Francs, 1943. H. Voetters. Notes are connected by strips of old-fashioned Scotch tape, not recommended today for preservation. A wonderful assemblage of notes and signatures, not as initially appealing as a stack of Crisp Uncirculated pieces might be to the specialist but of incomparable richness as a significant artifact of the history of the Second World War and its participants "on the ground." It is a sobering thought to the sensitive modern collector examining this collection of wartime notes to realize that nearly all signatories are now in that great hall of heroes in the sky .