I had the good fortune to visit the island nation of St Thomas and Prince and while there saw much of the exotic bird life for which it is well known. It lies off the West coast of Africa. This set of four crisp, uncirculated banknotes shows how delightful the bird life of St. Thomas and Prince really is. The values range from the 5000 to the 50,000 dobras. (P65-8) St. Thomas & Prince has just gone polymer, so these are the last of the paper issues and as time goes by will be more and more difficult to source. Brighten up your albums with this lovely quartet for just £14.50.
This quintet of notes dates from the time before Sudan was split into two countries of North and South Sudan Crisp Uncirculated examples of the 25 and 50 piastres and the 1, 5 and 100 pounds. Illustrations include a view of the Central Bank and vignettes of camels, a lyre, a cotton boll, cattle,a tall building and an open book. Crisp Uncirculated.
These 250 gulden notes dated 1988 were issued by Surinam (P134). The front has a portrait of Anton de Kom, a resistance fighter and author. The back depicts a toucan, a native of the forests in Surinam. To the right is a vignette of de Kom addressing a meeting outside his father’s house in 1933, the year he was eventually arrested and taken to the Netherlands. Crisp Uncirculated.
In the year 2000, Surinam issued what is arguably one of the prettiest series of banknotes. The theme celebrated the vivid flora and fauna found in this South American country. The fronts are dominated by colourful native birds including the Rednecked Woodpecker and the Redbilled Toucan while the backs feature plants and flowers set against a view of government buildings. Included in our trio are the 5,10 and 25 gulden (P146-8) Crisp Uncirculated.
The wonderful set comprises the 50,100,200,500,1000,2000 and 5000 Syrian Pounds issued between 2009 and 2019 . Illustrations make reference to Syria’s rich ancient history with cuneiform tablets, amphitheatres, an ancient water wheel, decorated friezes, women baking and eagle stone sculptures alongside views of modern Syria, with President Assad, a soldier saluting the flag and modern building complexes. A wonderful set in Crisp Uncirculated.
An Uncirculated pair of notes featuring members of the Assad family who have ruled Syria since 1971. The father, Hafez al Assad was in power for 29 years from 1971 until his death in 2000. His eldest son was expected to succeed him but was killed in a car accident in 1994. In 2000 Hafez was succeeded by the current President of Syria, his second son, Bashar al Assad. We offer Uncirculated examples of the 1997 1000 pounds featuring Hafez’s portrait (P111/TBB626) and the 2000 pounds issued in more recent times with Bashar al Assad’s portrait(P117/TBB632) Other illustrations include the inner chamber of Parliament and vignettes of oil drilling, agriculture and electricity pylons. Limited availability.
The country we know as Taiwan today emerged after the Chinese Revolution of 1949. Chiang Kai Shek established his regime thereafter fleeing the Communists led by Mao Tse Tung in mainland China. Ever since the territory has been disputed by the People’s Republic of China. These 1 yuan notes were issued in the early 1960s (P971b) The front has a portrait of revered revolutionary Sun Yat-Sen and a rocky coastal landscape. The back illustrates the façade of a public building with a tower. Uncirculated.
These 200 yuan notes from Taiwan have a portrait of Chiang Kai Shek.(P1992) He fled Mainland China in 1949 to establish a government after defeat by the Communist forces of Mao Tse Tung. The back has a vignette of an important public building. Uncirculated at £15.50.