SPINK LONDON | It's that time of
year again and the eagerly anticipated Autumn World Banknotes sale
is here. Spink's esteemed banknote specialist, Barnaby Faull,
comments that "It doesn't seem so long ago when I was a young man
(to many of you I still am!) and the banknote department was
grudgingly allowed a few banknote lots at the end of a coin sale,
how things have changed. This time, it seems we have been
cataloguing from dawn to dusk for the last few months and we have
three magnificent catalogues to show for it."
First and foremost, there is the
general world auction of almost 2200 lots. Following this, Spink
are delighted to be presenting a Bank of England charity auction
featuring the first Bank of England Polymer issue and thirdly, a
substantial British sale with a strong Scottish offering.
The general sale, as usual,
contains a splendid group of specimens, proofs and essays including
some staggeringly rare Commonwealth issues. For example, a 1929
Palestine £50 (lot 1439), a Gibraltar £50 of 1914 (lot 709), and
notes from the Turks and Caicos, Grenada and Mauritius. There is
also a beautiful group of issued Belgian Congo and a wonderful mix
of French Colonial issues, all of which are worthy of special
Lot 1439, estimated: £35,000 -
Lot 709, estimated: £15,000 -
This auction is enhanced by several
individual collections from all over the world. Scattered
throughout the sale are elements of the Ralph Parry Collection.
Most of this is featured in our British sale, but several notes can
be found in the World Banknotes sale. There is a lovely group of
Indian notes which Barnaby last saw over 25 years ago when you
could still find good notes in some quantity!
We have a truly exceptional
grouping of early Ottoman specimen notes with vibrant colours and
intricate calligraphy, including the note below (lot 2035) - a
50,000 livres of 1916.
Lot 2035, estimated: £80,000 -
The Mel Huang collection, located
before the Russia section, is a very nice selection from one of the
'real' collectors who keep this wonderful hobby afloat. Be sure to
look at the 100 rubles of 1884, known as the 'rainbow note' (lot
Lot 1713, estimated: £4,000 -
Other highlights include the
remarkable Peter Dorfman collection of Egyptian Government Currency
Notes. This is at the start of the Egypt section, and includes some
spectacular Royal Numbers and other rarities.
As ever, Spink hope that the
auction will underline the strength of this fascinating hobby and
that all our collectors and friends find a few notes to attract
them. The sale will take place from the 28th -
30th September 2016 in London.
For more Information, please
contact Andrew Pattison:
Tel: +44 (0)20 7563 4044|
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