Auction: 11015 - The Laurence Pope Collection of World Banknotes
Lot: 1

Morris & Clayton, scrivener´s cheque dated 27th March 1665, drawn by James Clitherow (1618-82) on "Mr Morris or Mr Clayton at the Signe of the Flying Horse in Cornhill". Messrs Morris & Clayton, scriveners and goldsmiths, were established in 1658 and wound up in 1730. All of the earliest known English cheques (including the oldest known for £10 dated 16th February 1659 and the oldest in the Bank of England Museum for £200 dated 8th December 1660) are drawn on this firm of scriveners from 1659 until 1666, when the firm´s premises in Cornhill were destroyed during the Great Fire of London. Very fine and an excessively rare important piece of banking history, worthy of any museum Estimate £ 450-550

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