Raymond Vaudiau

I have not found a formal biography of Raymond Vaudiau (1910-), but for all appearances he spent a major part of his life in Central Africa, not only as an artist but as a film producer and writer on topics of the area.

The components of Vaudiau's banknotes are truly representative to the region.

Cameroon

P.14 (Leclerc LK.665, BNB BC B8a)

10,000 Francs, President Amadou Ahidjo and tropical fruits

Imp BdF: Intaglio
Sig. 2, ND (1972)

Vaudiau, R. FEC
Betemps SC

Cameroon

P.15a (Leclerc LK.666, BNB BEAC B1a)

500 Francs, Peulh woman, University of Yaoundé

Imp BdF: Intaglio
Sig. 3, ND (1974)

Vaudiau, R. FEC
Jubert, J. SC

Cameroon

P.16a (Leclerc LK.670, BNB BEAC B2a)

1000 Francs, Young Peulh sheepherder, tourist camp at Bou Karou

Imp BdF: Intaglio
Sig. 5, ND (1974)

Vaudiau, R. FEC
Renaud (F), Herouard (B) SC

Cameroon

P.17b (Leclerc LK.675, BNB BEAC B3b)

5000 Francs, President Amadou Ahidjo and railroad laying machine

Imp BdF: Intaglio
Sig. 5, ND (1974)

detail

Vaudiau, R. FEC
Armanelli+Piel, J. SC

Cameroon

P.18a (Leclerc LK.678, BNB BEAC B4a)

10,000 Francs, President Amadou Ahidjo and tropical fruits

Imp BdF: Intaglio
Sig. 5, ND (1974)

Vaudiau, R. FEC
Betemps SC

Cameroon

P.21 (Leclerc LK.683, BNB BEAC B7a)

1000 Francs, Young Peulh sheepherder, tourist camp at Bou Karou

Imp FCO: Litho
Sig. 12, 6/1/1984

Vaudiau, R. FEC
Renaud (F), Herouard (B) SC

Central African Republic

P.1 (Leclerc LK.587, BNB BEAC B1a)

500 Francs, Jean-Bédel Bokassa and view of hydro-electric dam at Boali

Imp BdF: Intaglio
Sig. 6, ND (1974)

Vaudiau, R. FEC
Renaud (F), Herouard (B) SC

Central African Republic

P.2 (Leclerc LK.588, BNB BEAC B2a)

1000 Francs, Bokassa, Water Buffalos and Rhinoceros, Transportation

Imp BdF: Intaglio
Sig. 6, ND (1974)

Vaudiau, R. FEC
Renaud (F), Herouard (B) SC

Central African Republic

P.9 (Leclerc LK.594, BNB BEAC B5b)

500 Francs, Woman weaving wicker basket, farm crops

Imp FCO: Litho
Sig. 9, 7/1/1980

Vaudiau, R. FEC
Renaud (F), Herouard (B) SC

Central African Republic

P.10 (Leclerc LK.595, BNB BEAC B6a)

1000 Francs, Butterfly, Waterfall and Water Buffalo

Imp FCO: Litho
Sig. 9, 1/1/1980

Vaudiau, R. FEC
Renaud (F), Herouard (B) SC

Chad

P.2a (Leclerc LK.560, BNB BEAC B1a)

500 Francs, Young Woman from Chad, View of Lake Chad and Birds

Imp BdF: Intaglio
Sig. 6, ND (1974)

Vaudiau, R. FEC
Poilliot, G. (F), Herouard (B) SC

Chad

P.3a (Leclerc LK.562, BNB BEAC B2a)

1000 Francs, Native woman from Chad, Cotton plants

Imp BdF: Intaglio
Sig. 5, ND (1974)

Vaudiau, R. FEC
Renaud (F), Herouard (B) SC

Chad

P.6 (Leclerc LK.568b, BNB BEAC B5a)

500 Francs, Woman weaving wicker basket, farm crops

Imp FCO: Litho
Sig. 10, 6/1/1980

Vaudiau, R. FEC
Renaud (F), Herouard (B) SC

Chad

P.7 (Leclerc LK.569, BNB BEAC B6a)

1000 Francs, Butterfly, waterfall and water buffalo

Imp FCO: Litho
Sig. 10, 6/1/1980

Vaudiau, R. FEC
Renaud (F), Herouard (B) SC

Congo Republic

P.2a (Leclerc LK.614, BNB BEAC B1a)

500 Francs, Congo woman and Mangrove trees in the North of the Congo

Intaglio
Imp BdF
Sig. 5, ND (1974)

Vaudiau, R. FEC
Herouard (F), Herouard (B) SC

Congo Republic

P.3b (Leclerc LK.618, BNB BEAC B2b)

1000 Francs, King Makoko 1st, oil refinery at Pointe Noire

Intaglio
Imp BdF
Sig. 5, ND (1974)

Vaudiau, R. FEC
Poilliot, G. (F), Herouard (B) SC

French Pacific Territories

P.1a (BNB IEOM B1a)

500 CFP, Polynesian Fisherman at Marquesas Islands, Rocks at Hienghène, New Caledonia

No security thread
Imp BdF
Sig. 2, ND (1992)

Vaudiau, R. INV

French Pacific Territories

P.2a (BNB IEOM B2a)

1000 CFP, Tahitian Woman and Hibiscus Flowers, Local Animals, Mission Church at Vao, Isle of Pines

Imp BdF: With security thread
Sig. 3, ND (1995)

Vaudiau, R. INV

French Pacific Territories

P.3f (BNB IEOM B3f)

5000 CFP, Louis-Antoine Bougainville, Admiral Febvrier-Despointes

Imp BdF
Sig. 8, ND (2001)

Vaudiau, R. INV

Gabon

P.2a (Leclerc LK.640, BNB BEAC B1a)

500 Francs, Gabonese Woman and Logging Scene

Imp BdF: Intaglio
Sig. 6, ND (1974)

Vaudiau, R. FEC
Renaud (F), Herouard (B) SC

Gabon

P.3b (Leclerc LK.643, BNB BEAC B2b)

1000 Francs, President O. Bongo, Ship and Sogara Oil Refinery at Port Gentil

Intaglio
Imp BdF
Sig. 6, ND (1974)

Vaudiau, R. FEC
Renaud (F), Herouard (B) SC

Gabon

P.4c (Leclerc LK.638, BNB BEAC B3c)

5000 Francs, President O. Bongo, Oil Refinery and Pit Mining

Imp BdF: Intaglio
Sig. 9, ND (1978)

Vaudiau, R. FEC
Renaud (F), Herouard (B) SC

Madagascar

P.57 (BNB IEM B7b)

100 Francs, Three Women Spinning, Boabab Trees

Sig. 3, ND (1966)

Vaudiau, R. FEC
Armanelli, R. (F), Poilliot, G. (B) SC

Madagascar

P.58

500 Francs, Young Woman, High Plateau of Madagascar, Ravinala Palm

Sig. 4, ND (1964)

Vaudiau, R. FEC
Marliat, R.+Renaud, V. SC

New Caledonia

P.60d

500 CFP, Polynesian Fisherman at Marquesas Islands, Rocks at Hienghène, New Caledonia

Imp BdF
Sig. 4, ND

Vaudiau, R. INV

New Hebrides

P.18c (BNB IEOM B3c)

100 Francs, Girl Playing Guitar, Arial View of Tahiti, New Caledonia

Litho
Sig. 2, ND (1975)

Vaudiau, R. INV

New Hebrides

P.19a (BNB IEOM B4a)

500 Francs, Polynesian Fisherman at Marquesas Islands, Rocks at Hienghène, New Caledonia

Intaglio, Nouvelles-Hebrides script overprint at top and bottom, front and back
Imp BdF
Sig. 1, ND (1970)

Vaudiau, R. INV

New Hebrides

P.20a (BNB IEOM B5a)

1000 Francs, Tahitian Woman and Hibiscus Flowers, Local Animals, Mission Church at Vao, Isle of Pines

Intaglio, Nouvelles-Hebrides script overprint at top and bottom, front and back
Imp BdF
Sig. 1, ND (1970)

Vaudiau, R. INV

Tahiti

P.24a

100 Francs, Girl Playing Guitar, Arial View of Tahiti, New Caledonia

Intaglio print, REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE overprint at bottom
Imp BdF
Sig. 1, ND (1971)

Vaudiau, R. INV

Tahiti

P.25a

500 Francs, Polynesian Fisherman at Marquesas Islands, Rocks at Hienghène, New Caledonia

Imp BdF
Sig. 1, ND (1970)

Vaudiau, R. INV

Tahiti

P.27c

1000 Francs, Tahitian Woman and Hibiscus Flowers, Local Animals, Mission Church at Vao, Isle of Pines

Imp BdF
Sig. 4, ND (1983)

Vaudiau, R. INV

Tahiti

P.28a

5000 Francs, Louis-Antoine Bougainville, Admiral Febvrier-Despointes

Imp BdF
Sig. 1, ND (1971)

Vaudiau, R. INV

West African States

P.702Km

500 Francs, Traditional and Modern Agriculture

Imp BdF: Litho
ND (1959-65)

detail

Vaudiau, R. FEC

West African States

P.405Da

500 Francs, Zebus

Imp FCO
1988

Vaudiau, R. FEC
Jubert, J. (F), Herouard (B) SC

West African States

P.406Da

1000 Francs, Phosphate Mine

Imp FCO
1988

detail

Vaudiau, R. FEC
Jubert, J. (F), Renaud (B) SC

West African States

P.109Ad

10,000 Francs, Traditional and Modern Weaving

Imp BdF
ND (1977-92)

Vaudiau, R. FEC
Renaud (F), Poilliot, G. (B) SC