We offer sets of notgeld issued by Paderborn, a city in Eastern North Rhine
Westphalia which was founded as a bishopric by Charlemagne in AD795. Sets are
Uncirculated and dated 1921. Those on offer here feature 4 bishops.
In the late 19th and early 20th century there was a proliferation of private banks which served their
local communities and issued banknotes. Many went bust but not the Stamford, Spalding and Boston
Banking Company which continued to issue banknotes until 1907 when it was absorbed into Barclays
Bank. When the merger occurred all the outstanding banknotes were honoured and a V shaped was
made into the notes to show they had been paid. We are delighted to offer examples of the £5 note
issued by the Stamford Spalding and Boston Banking Company. They are printed on one side only.
Available with cut signature panel but in crisp EF/GEF condition.
PS Beale was Chief Cashier from 1949 until 1954. During that period only 3 denominations were
issued – the 10 shillings, £1 and £5.
The £1 note signed by Beale followed the Britannia design. A vignette of a seated Britannia appears
on the front (B268) On the back, running along to top of the note is a view of the façade of The Bank
of England Headquarters in Threadneedle Street. Below set in a bed of acanthus leaves we find the
Pistrucci reverse of the gold sovereign- the £1 equivalent at the time. We offer the Beale Britannia £1
note here in Fine condition.
A wonderful Test Note issued By De La Rue Currency. These were not only used to test machines
handling banknotes but were also a way of promoting the work of the printers. The front has a portrait
of Isaac Newton, a medal and a diagram of the planets/The back features a space station and an
outline of the Challenger.
It was while Andrew Bailey was Chief Cashier at the Bank of England that the new style
Adam Smith £20 note was introduced.
It was different from previous issues because for the first time the serial numbers were on
the back rather than the front. The front featured a very large holographic thread alongside the
portrait of the Queen. The back featured a portrait of Adam Smith, author of the seminal work
The Wealth of Nations. He had the distinction of appearing on two different banknotes issued
in the British Isles (P405).
The very first notes with this new design all had the prefix AA01 It’s now 11 years since
they were issued. We offer Crisp Uncirculated examples of the very first Adam Smith £20
notes with the signature of Andrew Bailey and the important first prefix AA01.
The 10 shilling note disappeared from our pockets in 1971. The first Bank of England Ten
Shilling notes appeared in 1928 but in 1971 were eventually replaced with a 50 pence
coin. These last 10 shillings were signed by J S Fforde as Chief Cashier.
This last issue also included replacement notes, which, as their name implies,were used to
‘replace’ regular notes damaged in production. (B311) These all have the prefix M.
Here we offer Crisp Uncirculated Last Replacement 10/- notes with Fforde’s signature and the