Who wants to be a millionaire?

While I cannot wave a magic wand and make you, and me, millionaires, the million serial number might be some compensation. The one listed on the website is very rare indeed. This B271 is mention by Pam West in her excellent outline of how the million serial number notes were produced. They are rare indeed… Read more »

A Scot who sells English Banknotes

Bidh mi a ‘cruinneachadh notaichean banca Beurla ach tha mo chridhe fhathast ann an Alba. Tha iarrtas mòr air na notaichean £ 100 Albannach air feadh an t-saoghail. Bidh mi a ‘dol a cheannach an uiread as urrainn dhomh nuair a thig mi gu tuath air a’ chrìch sa Ghiblean.

Scottish Banknotes

I have sold a good number of Clydesdale Bank notes recently – the £100 notes and the £50 notes have been very strong in demand. The interest in Scottish notes seems particularly attractive to buyers in China and the USA. Scottish banknotes are superb in the quality of design and the £100 notes in particular,… Read more »

Where can I sell old banknotes?

What can you do with old banknotes? Contact me for advice on what to do with old British banknotes. I can value them. I can offer to buy the bank notes. Old banknotes can be worth very little or the old banknotes can be valued at a decent price. Ring me on 0759 257 8096… Read more »

The Nine Bob Note….actually a £6 Note – How Rare.

Provincial Banknotes are fascinating as they provide a history not only of British Banking but a history of social and economic developments in the 18th and 19th Centuries. The Carmarthen Bank was founded in 1811 and was declared bankrupt in 1832. The partnership of Walters, Jones and Co had lended money without securities and at… Read more »

Solid Serial Numbers – Big Attraction

One area of appeal to many GB and world banknote collectors is the ‘solid’ number. You can see the ‘222222’ , ‘111111’ in the ‘Solid Banknotes’ section in ‘English Banknote Variations’. . I have four similar notes listed in the ‘Solid Numbers’ in ‘English Banknote Variations’. These GB banknotes are hard to find and on… Read more »

PMG How it Works – Spinks Insider

I received the ‘Spinks Insider’ magazine in the post. Fantastic information regarding Coins, Stamps. Banknotes, Whiskies and even Handbags!! For me the PMG article on pages 73-75 provided a wealth of information on how this works and that it is indeed a grading service that provides accurate and independent certification services to paper money collectors…. Read more »

Value My Collection

Sometimes people find old banknotes in a deceased relative’s house, under the bed or hidden in an old box. What do you do with these? Old Bank notes can be worth a fortune or the banknotes can be worth nothing. All depends upon rarity and quality. There is a need to value the banknotes so… Read more »

My Local Auction House

Last Friday night I took a peep at the Lots on offer at the local Auctioneers. Most times it is a cursory glance as banknotes rarely appear but Lots 1 and 2 ‘jumped out’ at me. Lot 1 was a box of ‘Banknotes of the World’ in their own folders. 128 of them in all…. Read more »

Operation Bernhard – WW2 Banknote Forgeries

In 1942, SS Major Bernhard Kruger selected Jewish prisoners at Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp to produce forged British Bank of England banknotes to finance German Intelligence Operations. The notes were produced until 1945 when the operation was moved to another camp. The Jewish prisoners who produced them survived the war when liberated at Ebensee Concentration Camp…. Read more »