British Armed Forces Special Vouchers
Officially known as British Armed Forces Special Vouchers
, these are essentially banknotes initially issued to troops as one of a number of anti-black-market measures in Occupied-Germany in 1946. The first ones had a face value of between three pence (that is 3d, the equivalent of just over 1p in decimal currency) and one pound. This series of notes was replaced in 1948, and again in 1956, 1962 and later. The last series was issues in 1972 and was the only one with decimal currancy values.
The museum has a number of examples from different series, as shown in the picture on the right.
The notes are collected today by notaphilist (that is, bank note collectors) with series one over printed with "ISSUED IN HM SHIPS AFLOAT FOR USE IN NAAFI CANTEENS ONLY" being especially sought after. Sadly, the museum has no examples of such notes.