From the end of the Second World War until the late 1970s, British military bases overseas used their own form of currency. They were known as British Armed Forces Vouchers and the idea behind them was to stop black marketeering in the local economies. When the Berlin Wall finally fell, they were discontinued. The government disposed of surplus stocks and these are identified by two holes as a form of cancellation. Ones without this cancellation are much scarcer. We offer examples of the cancelled 1 shilling note from the Third Series first issued in 1956. Uncirculated with limited availability.
Some 25 years ago we purchased a huge lot of British Military Notes- some 17 million pieces. One of our members made up sets of the first 1000 notes printed of each prefix in the lot. It took him ages to get these sets together. There were a total of 11 notes all with the same serial number , 4 £1 notes of which 3 are different types, 3 decimal 50 pence notes and 4 decimal 10 pence notes. Searching through our store room we found these collections and the matching 11 notes printed from the last 1000 notes printed from the same prefixes e.g 000425 and 999425 These sets of 22 different uncirculated notes originally sold for £300 a set. We are offering these numbered sets of notes with matching serial numbers for just £28.50 –less than 10% of the original asking price. A bargain set of just £28.50.