Category: Personal

The Birds Flock to the Feeder Restaurant

Our Squirrel-Proof bird feeder is attracting huge numbers of birds each day. Blue and Great Tits abound as do Robins, but Green Woodpeckers also are seen in the ‘traffic’. Finding a good place to eat makes you come back for more. I hope the website is a good ‘feeder’ for banknote enquiries….something here for everyone… Read more »

I found my Wedding Ring – ‘My Precious’!!!!!

A few weeks ago I noticed my wedding ring had ‘disappeared’ from my finger. Searching was in vain – so I thought it had gone forever. The ring is from the Hebrides (Scottish gold) and was such a beautiful Celtic design, the same as my wife’s ring. Tonight, I found it inside the fleece of… Read more »

John Neale – Ebay’s Dolfinred1 – RIP

I met John may times at Warwick and Warwick auctions. He was a collector of world notes and coins. He was so knowledgeable and a very kind man with an eye for a bargain. Three years ago he bought a bag of copper coins at the auction, basically sold as ‘junk’. He had spotted at… Read more »

Rare Apples and Banknotes

I have two allotments, one is an orchard that was planted in 1945, at the end of WW2. I inherited it when in a state of dereliction and neglect but after years of careful pruning, manuring and TLC, it produces a bumpter harvest most years. Some apples such as Ellison Orange and Crispin, never appear… Read more »

St Johnstone FC and British Banknote Seller

As a native of Perth, Scotland, I was brought up to support St Johnstone, our local team. Over the years we have seen some bad times as well as really wonderful occasions. We have won the Scottish Cup twice and the Leaugue Cup in the past few years. We punch above our weight in many… Read more »

Not Winning any Banknotes at an Auction – Disappointment Passes

At a recent auction I had made around a dozen postal bids for Englsih and Scottish notes. I won nothing. All but two Lots were won by the bid above mine. It was very disappoiting as some of my bids were at the ‘book price’. However, there is always the next auction. Hope springs eternal…. Read more »