A scarce set of notes issued by the local authorities in Meulebeke, Belgium during World War II. The denominations are 1f, 5f, 10f and 20f and they are dated 11-6-1940. Each has the rubber stamp of the City on the back, when they were used they rubber stamped the name of the Burgemeester. They also have a pin hole in the centre which is from the spindle where they were put when redeemed. Without the signature and pin hole they were not valid. One set sold at an auction in Belgium recently for EUR300 (around £260). We had never seen them before but we managed to buy a small quantity of these notes recently and are able to offer them to our customers at a huge saving. They are very interesting notes and quite attractive given the circumstances under which they were printed. Get yours while stocks last.
Thanks to an especially keen purchase by Richard, we can offer a set of Uncirculated notes from 1940s China. The four values issued by the Amoy Industrial Bank are the 1, 5, 10 and 50 cents (PS1655-8) Amoy is the name for the South Eastern city of Xiamen which can be found in Fujian province. The illustrations are quite simple with buildings and gateway with curved roofs. The serial numbers, unusually, appear on the back rather than the front of the notes.
This set of 5 Notgeld issued by Paderborn in 1922 tells the story of the city’s undoing by Christian The Younger of Brunswick in 1622 during the 30 Years War. Christian’s forces invaded the cities of Munster and Paderborn, took hostages, looted the cities and carried off the Cathedral’s treasure. A sorry tale but wonderfully illustrated. £6.50 a set
We have bought a wonderful group of German bonds which are also great value!. The group comprises 6 A4 bonds which were issued in 1935. They were Treasury Bonds issued by the National Debt Office and with interest payable at 4 ½% per year. They have also been cancelled with a small punched hole at the bottom. Denominations in this set are the 100, 500, 1,000, 5,000, 10,000 and 20,000 reichsmark. In 1935 there were just over 12 marks to the pound so the face value when they were issued was the equivalent of £3,000.
This quartet of notes was issued in wartime Greece in 1941. They are tiny. These usually turn up circulated if they turn up at all but our notes are Crisp Uncirculated! Included in the set are examples of the 50 lepta and the 1, 2 and 5 drachma (P316-9) The illustrations all refer to Greece’s ancient past- coins ( including one of Alexander the Great), the winged figure of Nike, a seated thinking figure and an early church. Crisp Uncirculated.
Guinea Bissau lies between Guinea and Senegal on the ‘ bump’ of West Africa. A former Portuguese colony, Guinea Bissau issued currency in its own name until 1993. Then it became part of the West African States Monetary Union and abandoned banknotes in its own name. This quartet of notes in Crisp Uncirculated condition date from the 1990’s when Guinea Bissau still issued its own notes. Denominations included are the 50,100,500 and 1000 pesos (P10-13) A colourful Guinea Bissau Set.
Iran has gone through some tough economic times recently, which means we are able to offer this bumper set of 8 different notes for just £7.50! Included in the set of Uncirculated notes are examples of the 100, 200, 500, 1000, 2000, 5000m 10,000 and 20,000 rials. Overall a wonderful group.
A quartet of 4 Crisp Uncirculated notes all featuring a portrait of Saddam Hussein, the notorious President of Iraq. The four notes date from the final years of Saddam’s rule and prior to the Second Gulf War. It was a time of embargoes. Banknotes had to be printed in Iraq and they were necessarily crude affairs because the country lacked access to high-quality security printing. The four values in our set are the 5,10, and 2 varieties of the 250 dinars.
This is one helluva set! It’s a Fantasy issue from a fantasy island of Kamberra in Polynesia! More to the point the polymer notes in this set of 12 notes are very colourful and beautifully illustrated. Each of the 12 notes in the set features a different sign of the Chinese Zodiac represented by the animal signs of the Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit,Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster. Dog and Pig. The Zodiac plays an essential role in Chinese culture and is believed to influence people’s personalities, career, compatibility and fortune. A wonderful set -12 different polymer fantasy notes with the complete Chinese Zodiac. Uncirculated and very limited availability£49.50
We are delighted to offer a complete set of notes issued by Mongolia in 1955 (P28-34) This is one helluva set and one which we haven’t been able to offer our collectors for a very,verylong time. The set comprises 7 different values the 1,3,5,10,25,50,and 100 tugrik values all in Crisp Uncirculated. The design is quite simple with the Mongolian Coat of Arms to the left on the front and a portrait of Suhe-Bator to the right. He was a national hero and founder of the modern Mongolian People’s Republic.
A trio of Uncirculated notes from Tanzania which used to be known as Tanganika and Zanzibar. It’s a colourful set. The front of the 1000 shilingi features a portrait Tanzania’s first President Julius Nyerere while the front of the 2000 shilingi depicts the head of a lion while the head of a rhino is on the 5000 shilingi. Important buildings and a mining operation and diamonds are depicted on the back. Crisp Uncirculated.
Zimbabwe began issuing notes again in 2019. So far just 4 denominations have been issued. It was almost impossible to source these notes but a dealer friend came up trumps a few weeks ago and we can offer this complete set at the very special price of just £11.50. Included are the 2,5 ,10 and 20 dollars. (P-New)The Matapos Rocks are featured on the fronts. The backs have illustrations of a flame, giraffe, wildebeest and an elephant with Victoria Falls as a backdrop. Crisp Uncirculated.
A trio of Uncirculated notes from the time Zimbabwe’s economy was in freefall as a result of rampant hyperinflation. The trio of notes comprises the 20,000, 50,000, and 100,000 dollar notes dated 2008 in Uncirculated (P73-5) The fronts all feature a view of the famous Matapos rocks while on the backs we find Victoria Falls, the Kariba Dam, a farmer, and miner, a wildebeest and an elephant depicted. Crisp Uncirculated Zimbabwe Thousands Trio.