Largest Collection Of
Provincial Banknotes To Come On To The Market
London. July 12, 2012. Spink, the world's premier auction house
for collectables is to offer the most extensive collection of
provincial banknotes to have ever come on to the market. This
fabulous collection was amassed by one private collector, David
Kirch and all proceeds will go to The David Kirch Charitable Trust.
It will be offered in a series of auctions at Spink, London, the
first of which will take place in early October, 2012.
The David Kirch Collection of English Provincial Banknotes offers
something for everyone, as a diverse range of counties are
represented from all across England. The banknotes offer a
fascinating insight into the history of banking and how currency
has developed throughout the UK.
Barnaby Faull, Head of Spink's Banknotes department, said: "This
is without doubt the most extensive selection of iconic and
historical notes of this series ever assembled, with over 3,500
notes from towns throughout England. From Penzance in the West, to
Berwick in the North - it is a landmark collection, with the
opportunity to purchase a real part of your local history wherever
you may be situated in the UK."
Indeed, the notes, which date from the second half of the 18th
century, right up to the 1920s, sport local bank information and
unique designs and vignettes that capture the essence of the times
in which they were produced. Some are even art works in their own
right, with creative pictorials of the countryside, or buildings of
significance in the town or region in which they were produced.
The collection is so extensive that it will be offered in a series
of four auctions, county by county. The first will concentrate on
the South and South West of England and will feature many extremely
rare examples, some of which have not been seen since they were
used as currency many years ago. Individual Banknotes range from
between £100 - 3,000.
For further press information, or
pictures, please contact: Sandie Maylor,
020 7563 4009
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