AUSTRIA Paper Money,
Office of Gattendorf-Darda, 1811 Issue



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11.8.1804 - 2.3.1835

KÖNIGREICH ÖSTERREICH - Rentamts-Kassen (Private), Gattendorf-Darda, 1811 Issues

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DAR-1.1, N.1, P.UNL  6 Kreuzer 1811   NB
DAR-1.2, N.2, P.UNL  15 Kreuzer 1811 Images Needed
DAR-1.3, N.3, P.UNL 30 Kreuzer 1811   AB


GAT-1.1, N.4, P.UNL  10 Kreuzer 1811 Images Needed


These notes were a Private Issue, for the use on the estate of Count Eszterhazy in Darda,which is near Osijek. They were reported to have been issued mostly for paying staff wages and for other small expenses. The Esterhazy castle in Darda dates back to 1813, so it may have been in the process of construction in 1811 when these notes were dated. Source: Novčani Bon

Darda, near Osijek (Dárda in Baranya, then Hungary, in German also called Lanzenau, currently in Croatia). There were denominations of 6, 15 and 30 Kreuzers, by the Rentamts-Kassen (basically a private bank) of the famous Hungarian Esterházy noble family, either by Count/Grof Francis Esterházy or by Ivan Kazimir Esterházy, primarily for paying wages and for petty expenses. You can find these issues listed/pictured in several catalogs (Ambrus Béla 1977, István Adamovszky 2008, Zmago Jelinčič and Zombori Lajos 2012). It is unpriced; Adamovszky lists it as GYA (rare). The back is common across each denomination.

A similar issue is listed for Gattendorf, in a 10 Kreuzer denomination; that is not the Gattendorf in Bavaria but the Gattendorf (Rauser in Croatian, Lajtakata in Hungarian) which since 1921 has been part of Burgenland in Austria, which is 350 km from Darda (basically opposite side of Hungary), and is listed in Austrian catalogs. That makes sense as well, since the Esterhazy family had major properties in that area, including the magnificent Esterhazy Palace in nearby Neusidlersee. Source: SEV

Esterhazy Castle The Esterhazy castle is located in the centre of the municipality of Darda, near the city of Osijek, which is the seat of the Osijek – Baranja County. The castle was built in the second half of the 18th century as a central building of the large estate of Baron Kazimir Esterhazy. This is a single-storey building with an area of 1,700 square meters and a baroque floor plan. The castle is surrounded by a historical park, which is an integral part of the complex, where there is a restored chapel. The castle is located by the lake – the sport – tourist zone with a bathing area and accompanying sports facilities and restaurants.

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NB  We gratefully acknowledge Novčani Bon for providing these images.

AB  We gratefully acknowledge AB for providing these images.