On the 2nd and 3rd of October, Spink will
be holding a major banknote auction featuring over 2000 lots. This
will include the Alan Cole collection of Romania, the extensive
John Glynn collection of World Notes, and unique Egypt and South
The rarities to be offered at the sale include an original pair
of Number 1 notes from the Falkland Islands. One of these, the £1,
is the first Government note ever issued in the Falkland
Government of the Falkland Islands, 5/-, 1901, serial number 1,
very rare and an amazing number
Government of the Falkland Islands, £1, 1899, serial number 1,
and the first Government note ever issued in the
Notes of this type are already extremely rare and to find the
number 1's is exceptional. Interestingly, the £1 includes an
annotation on the reverse which reads "from J.J. Felton to Mansell
Esq. Manager of National Bank of Argentina Port Gallegos". Felton
was one of the Commissioners of Currency in the Falklands at the
time, and accordingly is one of the signatories on both notes.
Other highlights of the sale include the East African Currency
Board 100 florins specimen.
East African Currency Board, specimen 100 florins/ten
Mombasa, 1920, extremely rare, possibly unique
This rare and stunning note from Mombasa, 1920, is expected to
We are also proud to be offering an exceptional consecutive pair
of iconic 2 Rupees and 8 Annas from India, and a classic rarity
from New Zealand.
The World Banknotes sale is the start of an eventful month for
Spink's banknote department, with two more significant sales to
follow on the 4th of October; 'The Ibrahim Salem
Collection of African Banknotes' and 'Banknotes of Bermuda - Dr.
the Hon. David J. Saul Collection'.
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