ITEMS TO SELL?
I am always looking to purchase old cheques, banknotes and other banking memorabilia from any period from 1650 to the present day.
My 40 years experience as a collector, researcher and dealer in cheques and banknotes means I can make you the very best offer.
I promise an honest appraisal and a fair offer based upon current market values. If I am unable to make you an offer with a view to purchase I will still advise you as to market value.
In any event you are under no obligation and can only gain from having a fair appraisal.
If you have a significant collection then I will travel to see you at a convenient time and location.
I attend several specialist shows throughout the year. Why not bring your items along for a valuation? For dates and locations please visit SHOWS.
A scan will be of great assistance and save everybody (especially you) a lot of time and effort. If you have duplicate examples then take a copy of the one in best condition.
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If you cannot send a scan some tips and hints on describing cheques and banknotes are shown to the right.
TIPS and HINTS
1. Describing a CHEQUE. The full Bank Title + Branch + Date is all that is required. Easy really.
2. Describing a MODERN BANK OF ENGLAND NOTE. The Denomination + Chief Cashier's Signature + Prefix to the Serial No is very helpful. Plus how many have you got! The Chief Cashiers signature will almost certainly be one of the following: Mahon; Catterns; Peppiatt; Beale; O'Brien; Fforde; Page; Somerset; Gill; Kentfield; Lowther; Bailey or Salmon. Modern B of E notes do not have a date.
3. Describing an OLDER BANK OF ENGLAND NOTE. If you have an old Bank of England 'white fiver' (or £10, £20 or £50) then the description is made easier because the note has a date. Just quote the Denomination + Date + Chief Cashier's Signature, which will almost certainly be be one of the following: Mahon, Catterns, Peppiatt, Beale, or O'Brien.
4. Describing OTHER BANKNOTES. The full Bank Title + Denomination + Date will usually suffice for initial enquiries. Plus how many have you got!
5. The condition of a banknote is absolutely critical to the value. It is essential to personally examine a note in order to assess its condition. I will make a provisional offer on the basis of scans and descriptions but this is subject to confirmation after actual examination of the note. Descriptions such as "good as new" or "nearly perfect" or "good for its age" may be sincere and well intentioned but are not helpful in assessing market value.
6. How many have you got? A quick count of each major type that you have is very helpful.