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.
Wisbech: a complete original book of 100 of
the £5.00 note issued around 1890. Barclays Bank bought
them out and as the notes were still valid, they cut a small
triangular piece out of the signature. These are as printed,
Uncirculated in their original book. Normally we sell individual
notes in this quality for £75.00 each.