The Royal Bank of Scotland £1 notes issued between 1956 and 1967 contained a secret.
Upside down, in the foreground of the Glasgow Office vignette on the back is engraved
the name W H Egan. This went undetected until W H Egan, who prepared the original plate,
revealed many years after he retired what he had done! We have a small group of higher grade
‘Egan’ £1 notes in at least EF/GEF condition.
In 18th century Britain Oldham was at the centre of the cotton spinning industry. These £5 share certificates
dated 1878 were issued to raise money for the Longfield Cotton Spinning Company Limited
based in the Watersheddings district of the town with 20,760 spindles A simple affair in EF condition
and handsigned by 3 of the Directors and the Company Secretary.