Brixton, in London, has long issued its own currency in an attempt to encourage trade in the borough. These notes which honour local residents and celebrities have been very popular with locals and have denominations up to £20. This £10 note honours David Bowie, an extraordinary musician, and artist who died in 2016. He grew up in Brixton. If you go there today you will find an impromptu shrine to David Bowie in his iconic incarnation as Ziggy Stardust, the image which is portrayed on this £10 note. Crisp Uncirculated.
During the Second World War, the local authority in Meulebecke in Belgium issued ration coupons. They were issued in June 1940 and printed simply locally. This set comprises 5 values from the 1 frank to 10 franks. They are in Uncirculated condition, unissued awaiting the rubber stamp of the Burgermeister. These sets are rare. The first realised 300 Euros in a Belgian auction but due to our determined haggling with the dealer who owned them, we can offer them for much less! Scarce World War Two Ration Coupons.
These ‘notes’ were produced to help train bank clerks. There are 13 different in the set which comprises notes from Australia Macau and Hong Kong. They are printed on paper which cannot be confused with any original and have Chinese characters confirming their purpose. Uncirculated and interesting 13 Different training notes.
It has long been the practice of Security Printers to use the banknote format to advertise their skills. This Promotional note, printed by Security Printers De La Rue Giori, features a portrait of Leonardo da Vinci on the front. Other illustrations include Leonardo’s diagram for a helicopter, a pair of dividers and the head of a Madonna on the back. Also featured are examples of a holographic silver seal. An impressive Promotional Note in Crisp Uncirculated condition.
A wonderful Test note issued by De la Rue Giori and depicting Johannes Gutenberg, the 15th century inventor of the printing press with moveable type. This invention is regarded as one of the most significant ever, ushering in, as it did, an era of mass communication. This Uniface Test note has a portrait of Gutenberg to the left and a hologram to the right. Crisp Uncirculated at £8.50.
You now have it within your power to make someone an instant millionaire! The Million Pound Note featured in the 1954 Gregory Peck film of the same name. He had the use of a Million Pound Note for 1 month and as no-one could change it, people were more than willing to extend him credit. These Million Pound notes are a limited edition taken from the original props used for the film. They measure approximately 8” x 5” and comes in a special window envelope with a story card included. £10.95 each.
These Million Dollar notes are a lot of fun. They are a private issue with an illustration of the Statue of Liberty on the front and Mount Rushmore on the back. Impress your friends with a Million Dollar Bill!