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£5 Peppiatt B241 Operation Bernhard (GVF) A/141 04600 – London – 24th January 1935

£5 Peppiatt B241 Operation Bernhard (GVF) A/141 04600 – London – 24th January 1935

In my opinion, any British Banknote Collection needs to have a fair spread of notes, from Treasury through to the polymers. SAn 'essential' part fot eh collection will be an Operation Bernhard banknote. These forgeries produced during WW2 in Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, have a remarkable history. They are worthy of a place in the collection. There are some very decent white notes on offer so have a browse. In particual, there is a very rare Hull Branch note, very rare indeed. Have a look at the other notes on offer and I hope you will find something to cater for your taste and interest and hopeully, will be a good addition to your collection. If you have any notes to sell, to discuss do contact me. Nothing is too trivial and where possible I shall make an offer for the notes. I am but a phone call or an email away. I am delighted to help.

Featured Bank Notes

British banknotes, paper money, has a long history dating back to 1695, the year after the founding of the Bank of England. Scottish banking history shares the same date of origin but was not established in a state funding role unlike the Bank of England. Over the centuries, banknotes have developed in face value even though for most people until 1914, banknotes were rarely seen or used.

It was after the outbreak of WW1 banknotes were produced with lower values, 10/- and £1. These are ‘Treasury Notes’, signed by the Chief Cashier of the Bank of England, John Bradbury. ‘Bradburys’ and ‘Warren Fisher’ notes are very collectible. Some notes are rare and of great value. Collectors of British banknotes are attracted by their design, rarity, currency history and can be seen also as an investment.

For most, it is an interest, focussing upon a particular area such as Treasury Notes, White Banknotes, Replacement Notes, Experimental Notes, Errors, Low serial numbers, Debdens, First and Last runs. Amongst the British and World banknotes on offer here, I hope you will find banknotes to enhance your collection. Have a look also at the Provincial Notes on offer.as these highlight the proliferation of banks in the 18th and 19th Centuries.

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