The Hovering Kestrel and British Banknotes

Today, my wife and I were in awe of a kestrel that hovered a few metres above us as we walked near a small wood. Almost still for a minute it was an amazing sight and then it dived and disappeared from view. Sometimes we can ‘hover’ over a banknote, wondering whether to buy or… Read more »

Covid-19 and British Banknotes

The restrictions placed upon so many millions in the UK cannot but add to the stress and pressures upon families, those living alone and people with mental health issues. It is a most difficult time for all in our country. While collecting banknotes will not cure any illness or inhibit the march of a virus,… Read more »

British Banknotes – A Dealer? A Collector? A Seller? A Hobby?

I like collecting English and Scottish banknotes. The turning point was attending a banknote auction and realising what a brilliant interest this is, shared by several others.. I started selling surplus and had the website built so over the past two years it has developed. I don’t look upon my self as ‘dealer’ but perhaps… Read more »

Excessive Commission on the Sale of Banknotes

The hammer price may be £100. Then add on commission, VAT and postage. The final price can be substantially more. It seems most Auction Houses are charging around 20% – 25% to buyers. Seller premiums are more negotiable. However, at a recent General Auction I bought some banknote Lots and found the commission was 33%,… Read more »

Is Collecting Banknotes a Hobby or an Obsession?

There is an increasing interest in collecting banknotes. Prices at recent auctions have shot up by some way and it is clear there are more people buying notes than ever before. It seems to me that what begins as a ‘little interest’  can develop from a hobby to a real passion. Each collector develops his/her… Read more »

Coming Soon: Somerset B343a and 000001 Serial Numbers

I have a Somerset B343a coming soon. The note with no signature. These notes are quite hard to find on offer so this will be priced keenly. Also en route are two notes with the single digit ‘1’. Worth a look so keep your eyes peeled.

Who Can Value These Banknotes?

I am able to give a good opinion on the prices and values of English and Scottish notes. There is an increasing interest in banknotes but many people have no idea what they are worth. Contact me and I’ll advise accordingly. Even if it’s a tatty note, do contact me as I shall always give… Read more »

Don’t Forget the Debdens

There are a number of quality Debden Banknote Sets on offer. They are all priced some way below the Book Value (EPM) so it is worth having a browse through at what is on offer. There is a great selection to cater for most tastes.