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Grange Hotel Bracknell, Charles Square, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 1ED

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1 Accessories & Books (4) a group including 2 x Large Lindner Banknote albums format 305 x 317mm with ring binder and softer free crystal clear hard-PVC pages with white backing pages - one in wine red including 12 x 2 slotted pages and 9 x 3 slotted pages. Comes with the slipcase also in wine red and all in very well kept condition, and another in tan orange with 27 x 2 slotted pages only, both almost as new. The lot also comes with Notaphily related books, in good condition (2) including the English Paper Money by Vincent Duggleby, 7th Edition 2006, ISBN 0-9543457-1-1. Along with The Banknote Yearbook, 9th Edition 2015 by Token Publishing £1 - £5
2 Bank of England & The Royal Mint Limited Edition Commemorative Presentation sets (4) an appealing group of these always collectible sets comprising the C119 H.M. the Queen's 70th birthday 1996, Kentfield 5 Pounds note series HM70 004193 & a Cupro-nickel 5 Pound Crown, in the original folder missing the outer sleeve and the informative booklet with the COA. C130 Prince of Wales 50th Birthday 1998, Kentfield 5 Pounds note with a special prefix and a LOW serial number PW50 000278 & a Cupro-nickel 5 Pound Crown, both in the original presentation folder and sleeve with the COA. C157 First & Last Kentfield 10 Pounds with matching serial numbers consisting of Last Dickens B382 serial number LA80 999165 & the First Darwin B390 serial number AA01 999165, a very low numbered set considering it’s a limited-edition of 1000 matched pairs in the range of 999000 to 999999. Along with the 10 Pounds Lowther Special Millennium Commemorative Prefix 2000 from C150 and an early serial number YR20 000549, comes only with the original COA but without the cardboard container wallet £90 - £160
3 Bank of England & Treasury (3) a collectible and interesting group of notes comprising examples of Treasury Warren Fisher First issue 1919 (2) consisting of a 10 Shillings T26 Dash in No. Red serial number E/17 309537, VF-GVF. Along with the 1 Pound Fisher T24 dot in No. serial number T/95 703289, Fine - VF 2 sets of pinholes in left body. Accompanied by a 5 Pounds Beale White note B270 dated 23rd November 1949 serial number N18 087084, watermark fully visible to naked eye perhaps from foxing, faint bank stamps and a small pencilled annotation on reverse £75 - £150
4 Bank of England & Treasury (33) a selection of notes in a small album and in mixed grades from Good/Fine to UNC. Comprising Treasury 1 Pounds (2) including a Bradbury Third issue T16 Dot in No. 1917 serial number C/58 334995, inked number on reverse along with a Fisher First issue T24 Dot in No. 1919 serial number M/3 028710, 4 pinholes at upper left. Also comprises a selection of Polymer Churchill 5 Pounds B414 2016 (25) including a range of AA prefixes and a FIRST RUN AA01 prefix along with other later prefixes, some in consecutively numbered sets. Together with a Fforde QE2 portrait 10 Shillings and 1 Pounds (2), a Page QE2 portrait 1 Pound and a Somerset QE2 pictorial 1 Pound. The lot also comes with a Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe 50 Billion Dollars Pick 87 dated 2008. £150 - £200
5 Bank of England & Treasury (40) a private collection in an album comprising wide range of cashiers and denominations , circulated mostly in average VF-GVF some better. Comprising Treasury George V period 1 Pounds (2) including the Bradbury Second issue T11.1 De La Rue Black Type 1 Letter only prefix issue 1914 serial number B/6 66235 along with the Fisher Second issue T31 Dot in No. Ireland in title issue 1923 serial number G1/82 141090. Accompanied by Bank of England examples (38) consisting of various cashier as Catterns 1930's issues (3) 10 Shillings B223 prefix L55 910575 along with 1 Pounds B225 (2) prefixes T33 & S76. Peppiatt Britannia medallion examples (5) including Second Period World War II Emergency issues as the 1 Pounds B249 Blue/Pink issues 1940 (3) prefixes C70E, O85D and T52D along with a 10 Shilling B251 Mauve example prefix M73D. Also includes a Post-war threaded example 1948 prefix D48B. An interesting fact about this period is that all pre-war Britannia medallion issues were unthreaded but a metal thread was incorporated into the Emergency issues and the ones to follow, so perhaps the war is what sparked the integration of this additional security measure. Beale 1 Pounds B268 issues 1950 (3) prefixes D05J, D99J and M26C. O'Brien examples of the last Britannia medallion issues and the new QE2 portrait (6) comprising 10 Shillings B271 prefix E37Y. 1 Pound B273 prefix R08J. The last of the White notes example 5 Pounds B276 dated 13th December 1955 serial number B56A 092487. 1 Pounds QE2 portrait (11) including the B281 prefix H63 along with B282 (10) prefixes 92K, 93K (2), 95L, 93N, 80N, 47R, 55S and 95S (2). Hollom (5) including 10 Shillings B295 (3) prefixes 01C (2) and 99B. 1 Pound B288 prefix J78S. And a 5 Pounds seated child Britannia B288 prefix J78S. Fforde (3) including 10 Shillings (2) B309 prefix 03Y and B310 prefix C02N. Also, a 1 Pound B305 prefix S98B. Page 1 Pound QE2 pictorial & Sir Isaac Newton 339 W Reverse issue 1978 prefix 77A. Somerset 1 Pounds QE2 pictorial & Sir Isaac Newton B341 W Reverse issues 1981 (3) including a consecutive pair prefixes CU10 along with a DU81. £180 - £300
6 Bank of England & Treasury (78) a collection in an album in various grades mostly in average VF-GVF but also includes several higher grades to About UNC - UNC. Comprising the now little over a century old Treasury George V period 1 Pounds Bradbury Third issue T16 (2) serial numbers including a FIRST series A/12 529939 along with D/44 205890. Along with Bank of England various cashiers and designs issues from the various periods (47) including Catterns 1 Pound B225 prefix Y75. Peppiatt (4) consisting of 10 Shillings First Period B236 Unthreaded prefix 82W. Along with Second Period World War II Emergency issues (3) 10 Shillings B251 prefix Z17E and 1 Pounds B249 (2) prefixes B62H and U62D. Beale 1 Pound B268 prefix X55C. O'Brien 1 Pound B273 prefix H25K. Hollom 10 Shillings QE2 portrait B295 prefix 66C. Fforde 10 Shillings B309 (2) prefixes 78X and 93W. Page 1 Pounds (4) including a QE2 portrait B322 prefix DR10 along with QE2 pictorial (3) B337 (2) prefixes T71 and W71 and B339 prefix 75K. Somerset (3) including 1 Pounds QE2 pictorial B341 W reverse (5) prefixes CU80, AR11, BY64, BZ84 and DW39. Along with a 5 Pounds QE2 pictorial B343 L reverse prefix DY05. Together with a selection of Lowther 5 Pounds (27) consisting of B393 (26) prefixes HA89, HB02, HB06, HB08 (2), HB10 (2), HB11, HB14 (2), HB15 (2), HB17, HB19, HB22, HB28, HB29 (2), HB31 (2), HB36, HB37, JA63, JA67, JA69 and JA70. Along with B395 prefix HD38. The lot also comes with a small selection of world notes from various countries including China (14) Foreign Exchange Certificates - 10 Fen Pick FX1b (2), 50 Fen Pick FX2, 1 Yuans Pick FX3 (6) and 5 Yuan Pick FX4. Together with 1 Fen Pick 865, 1 Jiaos Pick 881a (2) and 5 Yuan Pick 886. Belgium (2) 20 Francs Pick 138 and 100 Francs Pick 140. India 10 Rupees Pick 81. South Africa 20 Rand Pick 121c (2). Indonesia (3) 100 Rupiah 1977 Pick 116, 500 Rupiah 1977 Pick 117 and 1000 Rupiah 1980 Pick 119. Spain 100 Pesetas Pick 152. Turkey 100 Turk Lirasi Pick 194a. Hong Kong 10 Dollars Pick 191a. Russia Soviet Union 1 Ruble Pick 222a. Zimbabwe 2 Dollars Pick 1b. And USA (2) 1 Dollar Pick 468a and 2 Dollars Pick 382a. An interesting amalgamation certain to attract some attention £200 - £300
7 Bank of England (10) a good selection of 1 Pounds in mostly higher grades in EF to about UNC comprising a Fforde QE2 portrait B301 issue 1967 a LAST series prefix in the serial number L47Z 512765. Amongst a group of Page QE2 pictorial & Sir Isaac Newton B337 issues 1978 (9) including the following serial numbers - a consecutive pair A44 184570 & A44 184571, close numbers to this pair A44 184567 and A44 184593, along with a fully consecutive set of 5 notes B31 984097 - B31 984101. £40 - £80
8 Bank of England (11) a high grade selection, mostly about UNC - UNC, of 1 Pounds QE2 portrait issues from various cashiers including Hollom B288 issue serial number K43W 037063. Fforde B305 issues (3) a consecutively numbered set serial numbers S10K 422901 - S10K 422903. Along with Page examples (7) in a near consecutively numbered set X68L 455361 - X68L 455368. £35 - £55
9 Bank of England (17) a selection of 10 Shillings and 1 Pounds QE2 portrait & seated Britannia issues from various cashiers in mixed circulated grades to about UNC - UNC. Comprising Hollom 10 Shillings B295 LAST series serial number 06R 125696. Fforde (8) consisting of 10 Shillings B310 (4) serial numbers A46N 371924, A47N 241210, A90N 560420 and C03N 371117. Along with 1 Pounds (4) including the B308 Replacement G Reverse serial number N11M 839557 along with B305 (3) consecutively numbered set serial numbers S10K 422901 - S10K 422903. And finally, Page 1 Pounds (7) including examples of the B321 Replacement issue serial number W06M 165023. A consecutively numbered set B320 (4) serial numbers X68L 455353 - X68L 455356. And LAST series prefixes trio of the B322 (3) serial numbers HZ14 688199, HZ26 243269 and HZ33 418356. £40 - £80
10 Bank of England (18) Accumulation of various denomination examples from the Britannia medallion and QE2 portrait designs circa pre and during World War II issues Peppiatt and onwards, all in mixed grades on average VF to EF - about UNC. Comprising Peppiatt (3) consisting of the Pre-war First Period B238 issue Unthreaded issue 1934 prefix 10C. Along with Second Period World War II Emergency 1940 issues (2) including the 10 Shillings Peppiatt Second Period B251 Mauve prefix U80D and the 1 Pound B249 Blue/Pink prefix K10E. Beale 10 Shillings B266 Red-Brown issue 1950 FIRST series prefix Z32Z. O'Brien (3) including an example of the last Britannia medallion 10 Shillings B271 Red-Brown issue 1955 prefix C73Y 974772. Along with the QE2 portrait issue 1 Pound B282 first series prefix 21A. And an example of the short-lived only single cashier design modern British Banking - 5 Pounds Lion & Key Helmeted Britannia portrait B280 white symbol variety prefix J20. Hollom QE2 portrait issues (4) including 1 Pounds (2) B288 prefix D95S and B292 first series prefix A50N. 5 Pounds B297 prefix L85. And the 10 Pounds Hollom Lion & Key B299 prefix A13. Fforde QE2 portrait issues (5) including examples of each recorded prefix for the respective type B310 (4) prefixes A91N, B59N, C23N and D03N. Along with a 1 Pound B305 prefix T44A. And finally, Page QE2 portrait issues (2) 1 Pound B322 prefix DS18 and 5 Pounds B324 prefix 85D. £65 - £130
11 Bank of England (4) a small high grade group, GEF to about UNC - UNC, of Page portrait and pictorial issues circa 1970-80's consisting of 1 Pounds QE2 portrait examples B322 (2) serial numbers HU32 092140 & ET41 681784. Along with a pair 5 Pounds with the different designs (2) including the QE2 portrait & seated Britannia example B324 and a FIRST series prefix 96C 524974. Along with the QE2 pictorial & The Duke of Wellington B336 L Reverse and LAST series prefix EZ19 818704. £35 - £50
12 Bank of England (5) a selection from O'Brien's in mixed circulated grades VF - EF comprising examples from the last Britannia medallion design notes 1955 as the 10 Shillings B271 serial number A95Y 900698. Also, the 1 Pounds B273 (3) serial numbers A65L 500911, L67J 926650 this with multiple pinholes in body and Z19K 502158 this with minor tear at upper edge. These accompanied by the always sought after and only single cashier design in the modern Bank of England history 5 Pounds Lion & Key B280 issue 1957 serial number K02 602363. A pleasing and collectible little group £25 - £50
13 Bank of England (6) a collectible little group of Beale Britannia medallion issues 1950 in circulated presentable grades, average Fine to GVF. Consisting of 10 Shillings B266 Red-brown (2) serial numbers M71Z 512919 and Y93Z 212593. Along with 1 Pounds B268 Green (4) including FIRST series prefixes - H48B 059043, H97B 109303 and H71B 936249 along with a LAST series and interesting serial number L11J 088990. £30 - £55
14 Bank of England (6) a selection of examples from the various Peppiatt periods in mixed circulated but presentable grades VF-EF and consisting of a First Period 1 Pound B238 Pre-war Unthreaded issue 1934 serial number H14A 141281. Second Period World War II Emergency issues 1940 (3) 1 Pounds B249 Pink/Blue (2) serial numbers W09H 839728 & J61H 742889, along with a 10 Shillings B251 Mauve serial number A93D 707307. And finally, a Fourth Period 10 Shillings B262 Threaded serial number 97H 520033. A collectible and attractive group £45 - £90
15 Bank of England (7) a selection of various O'Brien 10 Shillings and 1 Pounds circa 1955-60's QE2 portrait & Britannia medallion examples in mixed grades Fine to EF-GEF comprising 1 Pounds (4) including B274 Replacement issues (3) prefixes S76S, S05T & S06T. Along with B273 prefix S06K. Also 10 Shillings (3) including B271 Red-brown Britannia medallion prefix A76Y together with QE2 portrait examples B286 (2) first series serial numbers A28 939531 & A37 615059. £50 - £90
16 GB & World a very pleasing and wide collection in an album (60) in various grades Good/VG to UNC. Ranging from early Treasury & Bank of England issues to modern and including a group of ERROR notes. Comprising a Fisher Second issue Treasury 1 Pound T31 issued 1923 prefix L1/37. A Peppiatt Britannia medallion 1 Pounds (5) including the Emergency World War II B249 Blue/Pink issues (2) along with the regular Green Post-war B260 Threaded issues (3) prefixes U55A, W95A and X33A. An O'Brien Lion & Key 5 Pounds B277 Shaded Symbol 1957 prefix D33. Hollom 5 Pounds QE2 portrait & seated child Britannia B297 1963 prefix C26. Fforde issues (4) including the Lion & Key 10 Pounds B316 prefix A58 and a selection of 10 Shillings QE2 portrait (3) including B309 first series prefix 81R and B310 prefixes B38N and last series D12N. A group of Page (10) including the 2 designs 1 Pounds QE2 portrait B320 1970 issues (5) a consecutive set Y45D 648139 - Y45D 648143 along with a consecutive set of the QE2 pictorial (5) series L34 259440 - L34 259444. Somerset (4) including a selection of 1 Pounds QE2 pictorial B341 W Reverse issues 1981 (3) close numbers prefix CY82 along with a 5 Pounds the Duke of Wellington B343 L reverse issue 1980 prefix JY66. Gill (2) including a 20 Pounds Michael Faraday B358 issue 1991 with a FIRST RUN and fairly low serial number A01 006715 along with a 5 Pounds. A Kentfield 20 Pounds Michael Faraday B374 issue 1993 with a LOW FIRST RUN serial number X01 001439 given the first 1000 were not issued making this note number 439. A group of the new Polymer issues (6) including 5 Pounds Churchill B414 (4) with various prefixes and a consecutive pair of the 10 Pounds Jane Austen (2) prefix CD49. The group of ERROR notes include a Page 5 Pounds the Duke of Wellington B334 L Reverse issue 1973 with a partial offset mirror image of the obverse design on the reverse. A Page 1 Pound QE2 portrait B322 issue 1970 with a different serial numbers - BT06 788815 at top left and BT06 788825 at lower right. A Somerset 10 Pounds B348 L Reverse 1984 series AU46 984809 with a paper crease during printing in an acute angle across the Queen's picture, this note with 2 sets of small pinholes in the body of the note. And a 20 Pounds Kentfield B371 issue 1991 series T06 676486 with the obverse design with a Misaligned Printing causing signature and Bank's title to appear in incorrect position with a part of the bottom note's bank title to appear at bottom margin, also a part of the Queen's face misprinted with the arrow design at left. The world notes include issues from Brazil, China, Italy, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Germany and France along with a few British Armed Forces, World War 2 period Allied military notes and a set of Fantasy 'Hell Bank Notes' with matching serials E64865 and illustrations of Marilyn Monroe, John F. Kennedy and Jackie Kennedy. An interesting and desirable selection certain to attract the attention of collectors and dealers alike £260 - £320
17 GB, Ireland and Scotland, 1960s-1990s issues GB (11) One Pound (7) Page (2), Somerset (5), Ten Shillings J.S.Fforde (4) VG to Fine, along with Ireland (3) Ten Pounds 1978, Five Pounds 1976, One Pound 1977, and Scotland (4) Royal Bank of Scotland One Pound 1993, Northern Bank One Pound 1970, Clydesdale Bank One Pound 1971, and Bank of Scotland One Pound 1967 in mixed circulated grades £30 - £50
18 Great Britain (92) a mixed circulated group mostly average Fine/VF some better with examples from England, Scotland and Jersey circa 1950's to modern. Comprising Bank of England (72) including O'Brien 10 Shillings (2) B271 Britannia medallion prefix C60Y originally hidden in jewellery or similar along with the QE2 portrait B286 prefix E20. Hollom QE2 portrait examples (10) including 10 Shillings (6) consisting of B294 prefix X97 and B295 (5) prefixes 47A, 31D, 80D, 46H and 75H. Also 1 Pounds (4) B292 G reverse (2) FIRST prefix A48N and A74N. Along with B288 (2) prefixes A90Y along with a BINARY number C99R 777744. Fforde QE2 portrait (20) including 10 Shillings (13) consisting of B309 (6) prefixes 57S, 20W, 85X, 22Y, 30Y and 68Z. B310 (6) prefixes B93N, C25N, C40N, C67N, C68N and D02N. And Replacement B311 prefix M67. Also, 1 Pounds (7) including 305 (2) prefixes R33D and R86E and the scarcer B307 G reverse gaps (5) prefixes R15L, R64L, R71L, R74L and R90L. Page 1 Pounds QE2 pictorial & portrait issues (10) consisting of B320 prefix Y55B and B322 (6) prefixes BW21, BZ49, BU68, DX16, EX63 and HS07. Along with the pictorial B337 prefix K32 and B339 (2) prefixes 07R and 26X. Somerset QE2 pictorial (28) including 1 Pounds B341 W Reverse (27) prefixes AY04, AY60, Z53 (5) 4 consecutive + 1 closely numbered to them, BU27, BZ72, CN05, CN15, CS33 (2) consecutive, CU77, CZ26, CX11, CX44, DT34, DT51, DU48, DX11, DX13, DX51, DY08 and DY13 (3) consecutive. Along with a 5 Pounds B343 L Reverse prefix HY73. And a pair of Gill 5 Pounds QE pictorial B353 L Reverse (2) prefix SE09 and SE38. Together with Scotland (16) various issuers including Bank of Scotland 1 Pounds (3) Pick 111d 15th October 1979 signatures Clydesmuir & Pattulo (2) prefixes D/ and D/7, along with Pick 111f 9th November 1984 signatures Risk & Pattulo prefix D/66. Royal Bank of Scotland Limited 1 Pounds (5) consisting of Pick 329a 19th March 1969 signatures Robertson & Burke prefix A/10. Pick 341a 3rd May 1982 prefix C/65 signature Winter. And, Pick 341b 4th January 1984 signature Winter (3) prefixes C/98 and D/1 (2). The Royal Bank of Scotland plc 1 Pounds Pick 351a (6) 5 dated 13th December 1988 prefixes A/50, A/55, A/58, A/64 and A68 along with a 19th December 1990 prefix B/16. Clydesdale Bank plc (2) including 1 Pound Pick 211c signature Hamilton 25th November 1985 prefix D/CZ and 5 pounds Pick 218c signature Goodwin 1st December 1997 prefix E/DX. Along with the Jersey 1 Pounds group (4) including Pick 11b signature Leslie May prefix MB, first prefix for signature type. Pick 15 signature Leslie May value at upper left outlined prefix BC. And the Pick 20 signature George Baird value at upper left filled (2) prefixes MC and GC. An interesting and varied group £40 - £80
19 Ten Shillings Bradbury First Issue T10 Red De La Rue Dot in No. 5 Digit serial number issue 1914 series B/23 30179 and a scarcer type note with "P" of "POSTAGE" visible in watermark at top left above George V medallion, presentable Fine with small edge nicks and very minor pinholes to upper left, expected for the note's age. In 1914 just prior to the outbreak of World War I Lord Atterbury, Controller of H.M Stationery Office and Sir John Bradbury, the Secretary to the Treasury met at his house and they produced a design for these 10 Shillings and 1-pound notes just overnight. Due to no banknote paper available at the time except for the one in use for the White notes of Bank of England and for a rather rapid issuance of the notes simple cypher watermarked postal stamp paper was utilised. In addition to this, in order to increase the effectiveness of the productivity, a small number of notes were printed sideways at the edges of the sheets to fill the blank space resulting in another rare watermark variety known as the sideways watermark. In short, these watermark varieties are rather Rarer compared to the other notes as there would be a very limited number of them per sheet, on top of the fact that these notes are over a century old now with very few survivors seen nowadays. Therefore, this provides an exclusive window of opportunity for any collector to acquire this excellent example £100 - £200
20 One Pound Bradbury Second issue T11.1 De La Rue black Five digit serial prefix letter only issue 1914 serial number P/20 70847, a presentable VF or better with minor wear and no observable flaws and a pleasing century old example £100 - £200
21 One Pound Bradbury Second issue T11.2 De La Rue black Five digit serial prefix letter & small number 1 issue 1914 serial number K1/7 61078, VF with very minimal wear mostly around edges expected for this Scarce century old note £80 - £160
22 Ten Shillings Bradbury Second issue T12.1 De La Rue Red Five digit serial prefix Letter only issue 1915 serial number J/64 97762, presentable and well preserved over a century old note in VF or slightly better with minimal wear and no observable flaws making it a pleasing and very collectible note £70 - £110
23 Ten Shillings Bradbury Second issue T12.2 De La Rue Red Five digit serial prefix Letter & small number 1 issue 1915 serial number M1/12 15259, presentable and well preserved over a century old note in GVF with minimal wear and no observable flaws, this is the result of the fabulous design work of George Eve. These notes were now printed on banknote paper watermarked in wavy lines and incorporating the George V Royal Cypher, denomination and the four British emblems - rose, thistle, shamrock and daffodil £120 - £250
24 Ten Shillings Bradbury Second issue T13.2 Waterlow Red Six digit serial prefix Letter & small number 1 issue 1915 serial number W1/4 011073, presentable and well preserved over a century old note in VF or better with minimal wear and printing still retains high level of detail. The De La Rue printing of this issue examples with 2 different prefix varieties also offered in this sale £140 - £280
25 Ten Shillings Bradbury Third issue T17 Waterlow Bros & Layton photogravure print Brown, Purple and Green issue 1918 a single prefix variety and the first example of this design for the 10 Shillings serial number A16 / 999270, crisp and presentable about EF with a minor set of pinholes to upper centre left quadrant on Britannia illustration. An excellent and beautiful design work of Bertram Mackennal £175 - £300
26 Ten Shillings Bradbury Third issue T18 Waterlow Bros & Layton photogravure print Dash in No. Brown, Purple and Green issue 1918 a single prefix variety and the first example of this design for the 10 Shillings,serial number A19/645440 presentable VF or slightly better and a Scarce note £140 - £220
27 Ten Shillings Bradbury Third Issue T20 Red Dash in No. in serial number issue 16th December 1918 serial number B/11 078451, in a PMG holder graded about UNC 53 EPQ and a high grade and well-preserved note for its age now over a century old. These 10 Shilling notes were produced as a result of the halt in production of the earlier Second issue with black serial numbers as there were widespread complaints that they were too easily confused with the 1 Pound notes of the same period. This resulted in the serial numbers being changed to red and these the last for the Bradbury issues with recorded prefixes only in 2 letters - B and C. An excellent opportunity for any collector to add a high-grade example of these George V period issues £375 - £500
28 One Pound Fisher First issue T24 Black serial number Dot in No. issue 30th September 1919 very FIRST series prefix serial number K/98 805938, presentable VF or slightly better and scarcer note now just a little over a century old £70 - £100
29 One Pound Bradbury First issue T3.3 Black Dot in No. Six digit serial issue 1914 serial number F/31 009978, an Exceptionally Rare and very well preserved over a century old note in GVF to about EF with very minor signs of wear and no observable flaws. These were Emergency notes issued just at the brink of World War I - Lord Atterbury, Controller of H.M Stationery Office and Sir John Bradbury, the Secretary to the Treasury met at his house and produced this design overnight. These were printed rather rapidly on simple Royal cypher and Postage watermarked postal paper with the use of different numbering machines resulting in many varieties, along with the further increase in productivity by printing extra notes sideways on the sheet's margins resulting in another variety - the sideways watermark. A very pleasing and collectible example £300 - £500
30 Ten Shillings Fisher Third issue T33 No. Omitted Northern Ireland in title issue 1927 LAST series prefix traced to W /80 serial number W/43 445012, VF and pleasing £100 - £160
31 One Pounds Fisher Third Issue T34 Northern Ireland in title Dot in No. Brown, Purple & Green issue 1927 (2) a pair of LAST series prefixes serial numbers X1/32 051840 & x1/35 016407. Both in presentable VF or slightly better, the X1/32 prefix with a small inked numeral at upper left obverse and a very tiny edge nick at lower right margin £25 - £50
32 Ten Shillings Bradbury First Issue T9 Dash in ornate font No. Six digit serial De La Rue Red issue 1914 serial number A/16 700727, another more than a century old, Exceptionally Rare and well preserved example in GVF to EF for type showing very minimal signs of wear and no observable flaws. This is also a World War I Emergency issue that is the product of the overnight work between the Lord Atterbury, Controller of H.M Stationery Office and Sir John Bradbury, the Secretary to the Treasury. This type with only a single letter prefix "A" recorded £175 - £350
33 Five Pounds Harvey White Note B209a bearing the Valentine's Day date 100 Years ago on 14th February 1920 serial number 64/J 93474, a pleasing and presentable GVF lightly pressed with a minor original ink smudge and 5 almost undetectable pinholes around Britannia medallion visible at inspection against strong light. A perfect gift for the few romantics left out there to show their other half that their love would last through the centuries` £180 - £280
34 Five Pounds Harvey White Note B209a dated 1st June 1922 serial number D/25 48126 LONDON branch issue a pleasing GVF - EF and an Exceptionally Scarce note now almost a century old. Sir Ernest Musgrave Harvey was the 17th Chief Cashier which he became on the 6th May 1918 just as the end of World War I was approaching. The inflation caused during the war meant that demand for banknotes increased during Mr Harvey's time in office. Sir Harvey was knighted in 1920 and created a Baronet in 1933, among his other honours which were the CBE, Chavlier of the Legion of Honour and Chavlier of Leopold of Belgium. £200 - £500
35 Five Pounds Harvey White note B209a a later dated 16th September 1924 with the 3 digit over letter fractional prefix serial number 019/E 96354 LONDON branch issue in presentable good Fine or better very minor age and handling related wear , nearly a century old and Exceptionally Scarce. Sir Ernest Musgrave Harvey was the 17th Chief Cashier which he became on the 6th May 1918 just as the end of World War I was approaching. The inflation caused during the war meant that demand for banknotes increased during Mr Harvey's time in office. Sir Harvey was knighted in 1920 and created a Baronet in 1933, among his other honours which were the CBE, Chavlier of the Legion of Honour and Chavlier of Leopold of Belgium. £150 - £300
36 Five Pounds Harvey White note B209a an early dated 24th May 41511 with the 2 digit over letter fractional prefix serial number 50/H 41511 LONDON branch issue in presentable VF and Exceptionally Scarce note now a century old. Sir Ernest Musgrave Harvey was the 17th Chief Cashier which he became on the 6th May 1918 just as the end of World War I was approaching. The inflation caused during the war meant that demand for banknotes increased during Mr Harvey's time in office. Sir Harvey was knighted in 1920 and created a Baronet in 1933, among his other honours which were the CBE, Chavlier of the Legion of Honour and Chavlier of Leopold of Belgium. £150 - £300
37 Five Pounds Catterns White note B228 dated 12th May 1932 serial number 203/J 46413 LONDON branch issue, a fresh and presentable pressed GVF and a fabulous early example, well kept over the ages and appears EF-about UNC at first glance £200 - £400
38 Five Pounds Nairne White Note B208b dated 24th June 1915 serial number 31/D 83624, VF and an Exceptionally Rare early example of the White Britannia medallion issues. Seldom seen by the public at the time as it would roughly be equal to a monthly wage, as average guards and signalmen would make about 25 to 35 shillings per week (20 Shillings in 1 Pound), these historic examples are consistently sought after by any collector. John Gordon Nairne served a long and prosperous career in the Bank service entering at a very young age in 1880. He was knighted in 1914 and created a Baronet in 1917. £400 - £700
39 Twenty Pounds Catterns White note World War II German Operation BERNHARD forgery B230OB dated 20th August 1932 serial number 46/M 77696, VF - GVF with multiple pinholes in body and hand stamped "VALS" where S is inked in pen translating from Dutch - False or Counterfeit. Although the operation was not successful, it had an enormous potential as at the time the Bank of England's specialists called these forgeries "the best they have seen" and if the mission was successful it would've had a devastating effect on the economy, up to 9 million Bernhard notes were produced to the amount of £134 million - a figure representing 10% of the total banknotes in circulation in the UK at the time. £50 - £80
40 Fifty Pounds Catterns White note World War II German Operation BERNHARD forgery B231OB dated 15th June 1933 serial number 50/N 20861, presentable VF - GVF with the usual several pinholes at upper left and an underlined 50 numeral in pencil at upper right £40 - £90
41 One Pounds (12) Peppiatt Green B239, Blue B249 (3), Green B260 (6), Beale B268 (2), 10/- Peppiatt Mauve B251 generally VF-Unc £70 - £120
42 One Pound Peppiatt Second Issue B239A World War II Guernsey overprint unthreaded 1941 serial number E82A 392783, GVF. Overprint reads "Withdrawn from circulation September 18th, 1941". £200 - £300
43 One Pound Peppiatt World War II Guernsey overprint B239A Green Britannia medallion Type A Overprint variety with full stop after year on obverse only issue 1941 serial number C37A 977198, a presentable VF with expected signs of wear but no observable flaws on this Scarce War-time example from the only British occupied territories in World War II. These notes were withdrawn due to the shortage of low denomination banknotes on the isle after the Germans occupation took place. £150 - £250
44 Five Pounds Peppiatt White note B241 LONDON branch issue dated 22nd January 1944 and serial number D/179 62506, and an Exceptionally high grade example about UNC slightly wrinkled at places around edges, perhaps from indirect moisture or air humidity. £90 - £160
45 Five Pounds Peppiatt White note B241b BRISTOL branch issue dated 1st April 1935 serial number T/179 44540, a presentable and well-preserved VF with a minor inked signature at lower right reverse and an Exceptionally Rare note . In fact we have only offered 1 example in December 2019 in good Fine again with a small inked annotation that realised £2000. Also historically this is an example of the last ever branch issued notes as at the outbreak of World War II all branches ceased issuing notes. Issuing became centralized in the main office in London and the branches only served as distribution centres. £1,500 - £2,000
46 Five Pounds Peppiatt White note World War II German Operation BERNHARD forgery B241OB dated 29th October 1935 serial number A/247 58160, VF or better with the usual Pinholes in body £30 - £60
47 Ten Pounds Peppiatt Pre-war First Period Unthreaded White Note B242a BIRMINGHAM branch issue dated 28th February 1938 serial number 174/V 78281, an excellent and Scarce branch issue and well preserved example approaching EF with very minor signs of wear and an original Bank's stamp on reverse at upper right corner with an inked/pencilled numeral possibly for accounting purposes. These branch issues are always Rare and very sought after and this example is very desirable bearing a date just a year before the issue of notes by the Bank's Branches was discontinued in 1939. Branches other than the main London branch started issuing in 1826 and as mentioned discontinued in 1939, after which they served as just distribution centres. These white 10 Pound notes were the last of the white examples for the denomination but the last of the 10 pounds until 1964 when the denomination was re-introduced again in the form of the Series C Brown Lion & Key issues of Hollom. £800 - £1,500
48 Ten Pounds Peppiatt White Note World War II German Operation BERNHARD forgery B242 dated 18th March 1936 serial number K/164 31945, a presentable GVF with the usual multiple pinholes at upper left body near Britannia medallion £40 - £90
49 Twenty Pounds Peppiatt White note B243 LONDON branch issue dated 20th July 1936 serial number 52/M 30586, a presentable VF with a set of Pinholes at Britannia medallion and a tiny edge nick at upper centre left with piece of paper still attached and a Rare higher denomination, highly sought after. £300 - £600
50 Twenty Pounds Peppiatt White note World War II German Operation BERNHARD forgery B243 dated 20th August 1934 serial number 48/M 70351, GVF with multiple pinholes in body £50 - £80

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