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British Banknotes, the Sparrowhawk and Muntjac Deer

This morning I saw an ‘explosion’ of feathers at teh top of the garden near the soft fruit. A pigeon was attacked by a sparrowhawk and the feathers went everywhere and the pigeon fell to earth. The sparrowhawk set about making a meal and them flow off with the pigeon helpless in its claws. It… Read more »

British Banknotes – Any Ten Bob Notes Under the Bed?

I am always pleased to give advice on British banknotes that may be part of probate, or found under the bed or floorboards. It is nver a problem and I shall always do my best to give fair and good advice. Regular visitors to the site will notice that there are fewer notes listed than… Read more »

Bid on Banknotes at London Coins

This weekend, a very large part of my collection goes under the hammer at London Coins Auction. Have a look at the catalogue on line and nearly all the English notes and a good % of the Scottish notes are mine. Many have low estimates so have a peek and you will be able to… Read more »

British Banknotes: Scottish and English Notes in the Monastery

A few miles from my home is the Monastery of Mount St Bernard’s. My wife and I visit regularly as the grounds are so beautiful and the church is an oasis of calm and peace. Whether one is a believer or an atheist the appeal of the monastery manages to attract all kinds of people…. Read more »

Rishi Sunak, Homeless People, British Banknotes and Auctions

I see that some politicians believe being homelss is a ‘lifestyle choice’. Outide all the major stores in my area and in town, the number of people begging and sleeping rough is a shame on our government. I speak to many of them and have found ex BBC script writers, teachers, ex-military, many whose relationships… Read more »

London Coins Auction in June – Buy! Buy! Buy!

Most of my banknote collection is being offered for sale at London Coins Auction in June and September. The estimates for the sale are set very low so there will be some bargain buys for sure. Have a look at the catalogue which is on-line and browse through the notes on offer. There really are… Read more »

Banknotes, British and Scottish, and St Johnstone FC

I have supported St Johnstone all my life. In case you don’t know, the ‘Saints’ play in the Scottish Premier League and at present are involved in a battle to avoid relegation. Suffice to say the omens are not too good at this time and supporters are looking for a football miracle to survive. Hope… Read more »

British Banknotes and Rishi Sunak – What is the Choice?

I worked in Mental Health for forty years as well as some time in the mining industry. Although retired, I still sit on Tribunals and try to do what is right under the law for those detained under the Mental Health Act. I have watched several of Rishi Sunak’s performances at interviews and he peresents… Read more »

Ten Bob Notes Under the Bed and Hot News

My banknote collection will be sold at London Coins in June and September. Hopefully, the notes will find an interested collection of buyers. My goodness, there are some superb notes to be sold. Whilst clearing out the office I found a folder with notes in an old briefcase. I had ‘filed’ the notes there years… Read more »

British Banknotes, Collections and my Football Team

In our house two football teams are followed. Our local team is Leicester City. We have two season tickets and over the years we have seen glory days as well as the sadness of relegation. Managers and players come and go but the support of the team is in the blood. The other team is… Read more »