British Banknote Collections – All Hands to the Pump

In Market Bosworth, Leicestershire, the old village pump still stands, although its use is now ornamental rather than functional. Years ago it supplied water for households and animals and was essential to village life. The banknote collection needs to be ‘pumped’ every so often. It’s good to sort out notes that are of no great value and look for the areas where the collection can be replenished. A good drink of cold water refreshes on a hot day. The addition of quality banknote(s) refreshes a collection and renews its attractiveness and ‘vigour’.