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Grange Hotel Bracknell, Charles Square, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 1ED
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Somerset Kentfield Collection : English Banknotes

Date Sold Category Lot Description Sale Price

Auction 170
English Banknotes GB & World a very pleasing and wide in an album (60) in various grades Good/VG to UNC. Ranging from early & issues to modern and including a group of notes. Comprising a Second issue Treasury 1 Pound T31 issued 1923 prefix L1/37. A 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. 5 Pounds QE2 portrait & seated child Britannia B297 1963 prefix C26. 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 (10) including the 2 designs 1 Pounds QE2 portrait B320 1970 issues (5) a set Y45D 648139 - Y45D 648143 along with a consecutive set of the QE2 pictorial (5) series L34 259440 - L34 259444. (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 B343 L reverse issue 1980 prefix JY66. (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 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 issues (6) including 5 Pounds Churchill B414 (4) with various prefixes and a consecutive pair of the 10 Pounds (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 , 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

Auction 168
English Banknotes 10 Shillings to 10 Pounds 1930's to modern (46) a pleasing in an album averaging VF to UNC incorporating the Bank's various designs, issuers and cashiers as , , , , , , , , and . Some earlier and scarcer issues include the Catterns (2) 10 Shillings B223 Red-Brown Britannia medallion prefix T01 and a 1 Pound B225 Green Britannia medallion Prefix K77. A Peppiatt Second Period World War II Emergency issue B251 Mauve Britannia medallion prefix K16D. Together with Hollom QE2 portrait issues (4) 10 Shillings B294 (2) and 1 Pounds B288 (2). Fforde QE2 portrait (5) including 10 Shillings B310, 1 Pounds B305 (3) including a last series prefix X41C, and 5 Pounds B314. Page QE2 portrait & pictorial (10) including 1 Pounds (7) including B320 (2) and B322 (5), 5 Pounds (3) B324 and B334 L Reverse (2). Somerset QE2 pictorial (11) consisting of 5 Pounds B343 L Reverse (8) including 2 last series prefixes LZ07 and LZ35 along with 10 Pounds (3) including B347, B348 L Reverse and B349 L Reverse 1mm windowed thread. Gill (5) 5 Pounds (3) including B353 L Reverse and B357 Crown at upper right (2) together with 10 Pounds B354 L Reverse (2). Kentfield 5 Pounds B364 Crown at upper right (2). Lowther 5 Pounds (2) B380 Crown at upper right and B393. Also, Salmon 5 Pounds B407 (2) with same prefix MA17 and fairly close numbers.

Auction 160
English Banknotes (34), 10 Shillings & 1 Pounds, O'Brien 10 Shillings & 1 Pounds, 10 Shillings, 10 Shillings & 1 Pounds, 5 Pounds and 1 Pound, 50 Pounds, 20 Pounds & 1 Pound, 20 Pounds & 5 Pounds, 20 Pounds, 5 Pounds, 50 Pounds and a 1 Pound, and first and last series notes seen, the majority of the notes in very high grade

Auction 126
English Banknotes and GB in Lindner album with slip case (62) face value £137 includes £5 dated 1944, notes including £5 prefix DU72 without signature UNC, £5 mis-matched serials Au/UNC, £20 without portrait Fine, Bank £5 cut-, assorted 10/-'s and £1's, £5 B314 GEF, viewing recommended

Auction 121
English Banknotes A in an album (61) s (5) Duggleby B385 (2) numbers, Duggleby B370 (2) consecutive numbers, Duggleby B355, s (6) Gill B354 (2) consecutive numbers, Kentfield Duggleby B366 (4) two pairs of consecutive numbers, s (2) December 4 1944, O,Brien July 23 1956, Five Pounds (9) Kentfield Duggleby B362 R36 prefix (2 consecutive numbers), Gill Duggleby B353 RD prefix (4,two pairs of close consecutive numbers), Duggleby B297 , (24) (1), Blue (1), (1), (15) (5) later notes with many consecutives, s (23) (7), Hollom (6), O'Brien (4), (1), Peppiatt (4), Catterns (1), One Pound (5) 1992 consecutive numbers, in mixed grades many VF or better some later notes in UNC

Auction 117
English Banknotes An impressive (31 notes) all serials ending in 500 £50, £20, £10, £1 B352/351/348/341, A01/01A/AN01/AN01 000500 with £10 £3,800

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