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Picture of Belgium Meulebecke Ration Coupons 1-20 Francs 1940 (5 values)  Unissued

Belgium Meulebecke Ration Coupons 1-20 Francs 1940 (5 values) Unissued

During the Second World War, the local authority in Meulebecke in Belgium issued ration coupons. They were issued in June 1940 and printed simply locally. This set comprises 5 values from the 1 frank to 10 franks. They are in Uncirculated condition, unissued awaiting the rubber stamp of the Burgermeister. These sets are rare. The first realised 300 Euros in a Belgian auction but due to our determined haggling with the dealer who owned them, we can offer them for much less! Scarce World War Two Ration Coupons.
£36.50
Picture of Belgium, Meulebeke, World War II Set of 4

Belgium, Meulebeke, World War II Set of 4

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.
£39.50
Picture of British Linen Bank, Dumfries, 1940s, Bearer. Used.

British Linen Bank, Dumfries, 1940s, Bearer. Used.

The British Linen Bank, Dumfries, 1940's, pay to Bearer, blue 2d. oval duty stamp, printed by Banks & Co., black on green, black security panel, Used. Small format 145x75mm

£4.00
Picture of British Linen Bank, Dumfries, 1940s. Used

British Linen Bank, Dumfries, 1940s. Used

The British Linen Bank, Dumfries, 19--, pay to Order, blue 2d. oval duty stamp, printed by Banks & Co., black on yellow, black security panel, Used. Small format 155x75mm

£3.00
Picture of British Linen Bank, Dundee, 1940s. Used

British Linen Bank, Dundee, 1940s. Used

The British Linen Bank, Dundee, 1940's, pay to Order, blue oval duty stamp, printed by Banks & Co., special printing for The Seaforth Highlander's Regimental Association Club, black on yellow, black sec. panel. Used. 

£4.00
Picture of Croatia 1000 Kuna 1941 P4 VF-GVF

Croatia 1000 Kuna 1941 P4 VF-GVF

During the Second World War, Croatia was under German Occupation. Notes were issued for the duration and this 1000 kuna note is from that series (P4) It is dated 1941 and is available in Very Fine- Good Very Fine condition. It’s densely engraved with a young girl to the left. Security features include thick fibres scattered randomly.
£8.75
Picture of District Bank Ltd., Clitheroe, 19(41). Used

District Bank Ltd., Clitheroe, 19(41). Used

District Bank Ltd., Clitheroe, 19(41), pay to Order, blue oval duty stamp, printed by George Falkner & Sons, coat of arms at left, pink, pink security panel, used 1943

£3.00
Picture of France, 50 Francs 1941 P93 Crisp  AU/Unc

France, 50 Francs 1941 P93 Crisp AU/Unc

France 50 francs 1941 P93 Pastel shades of green and brown and m/c Jacques Coeur at l / Scene from Bourges and woman spinning alongside flock of sheep. Unc
£57.50
Picture of Greece 1000 Drachma 1942 P118 AU/Unc

Greece 1000 Drachma 1942 P118 AU/Unc

Greece 1000 drachma 1942 P118 Slub olive and grey Young girl at centre/ Lion statue. Gef Unc
£5.50
Picture of Greece Quartet 50 Lepta, 1,2 & 5 Drachma 1941 P316-9 Unc

Greece Quartet 50 Lepta, 1,2 & 5 Drachma 1941 P316-9 Unc

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.
£19.50
Picture of Greece, 1000 Drachma, 1939. EF/GEF Condition

Greece, 1000 Drachma, 1939. EF/GEF Condition

These 1000 drachma notes are dated 1939, that’s 2 years before Greece was occupied by the Axis powers in 1941 during the Second World War. It was the largest denomination at the time and, during the war, Greece suffered terribly from runaway inflation. The front of the note features a young woman in national dress. The back has a portrait of Athena to the left with an imposing illustration of The Parthenon which even today dominates the Athens skyline. (P110)
£6.50
Picture of Greece, 1000 Drachma, 1939. VF Condition

Greece, 1000 Drachma, 1939. VF Condition

These 1000 drachma notes are dated 1939, that’s 2 years before Greece was occupied by the Axis powers in 1941 during the Second World War. It was the largest denomination at the time and, during the war, Greece suffered terribly from runaway inflation. The front of the note features a young woman in national dress. The back has a portrait of Athena to the left with an imposing illustration of The Parthenon which even today dominates the Athens skyline. (P110)
£5.50
Picture of Greece, Nike 5000 drachma, 1942. (P119) GEF/UNC

Greece, Nike 5000 drachma, 1942. (P119) GEF/UNC

No, this is not about sports equipment! This is the 5000 drachma issued by Greece in 1942 when it was under German Occupation. Despite the privations of war, Greece still managed to issue impressively illustrated notes which reflected its considerable heritage. On this 5000 drachma the statue of Nike at Samothrace dominates the front with workers to the left and right. On the back is a farmer sowing seeds. Crisp GEF/Unc
£8.50
Guernsey German Occupation Notes. Peppiatt £1 overprinted. F-GF Condition

Guernsey German Occupation £1 F-GF Condition

The Channel Islands were the only part of British territory occupied by the Germans in World War II. The local residents in Guernsey wanted to issue small denomination notes for change as all-metal coins had long disappeared from circulation. The Germans only allowed these small notes to be issued if the locals put up the equivalent in English Pounds. A total of 5000 £1 notes were taken from the vaults and overprinted 'Withdrawn from Circulation' so they could not be used by anyone, not even their German occupiers! A number of different types were taken from the bank that day but the ones we have on offer now are the Peppiatt pre-War issue of which there were a total of 1,885 surviving (B239A). All the serial numbers in the hoard which came to light over 20 years ago have been recorded and they are scarce. Very limited availability and an important part of our numismatic history.
£175.00
Picture of Guernsey German Occupation £1 VG Condition

Guernsey German Occupation £1 VG Condition

The Channel Islands were the only part of British territory occupied by the Germans in World War II. The local residents in Guernsey wanted to issue small denomination notes for change as all metal coins had long disappeared from circulation. The Germans only allowed these small notes to be issued if the locals put up the equivalent in English Pounds. A total of 5000 £1 notes were taken from the vaults and overprinted 'Withdrawn from Circulation' so they could not be used by anyone, not even their German occupiers! A number of different types were taken from the bank that day but the ones we have on offer now are the Peppiatt pre-War issue of which there were a total of 1,885 surviving (B239A). All the serial numbers in the hoard which came to light over 20 years ago have been recorded and they are scarce. Very limited availability and an important part of our numismatic history.
£125.00
Picture of India Uncut Sheet 10 Rupees x 4

India Uncut Sheet 10 Rupees x 4

This Indian banknote is a real treasure, the paper is from World War II, the only time the Germans bombed Scotland! The Bank of England had printed the watermarked paper for King George VI banknotes of India. The paper would be over printed in India and used as money. The watermark shows the portrait of King George VI with the words ‘Reserve Bank of India’ and the denomination ‘Ten Rupees’. These banknote sheets were on the treasure ship for more than 50+ years. We bought the treasure ship that contained all the sheets. There was a great write up in IBNS Journal a few years back. We have had them cut into collectable sheets of four notes, which is a great size for display. Hold a light behind the sheet to see it in all its glory. India, World War II and treasure, what more could you want? We have seen the uncut sheet of 4 Indian banknotes bring £60-£65 each at auction. They probably bought them from us and then put them into auction... You can have them at our price and not the auction price.
£19.50
Picture of India, Imperial Bank of India, Bombay, 1940s. Unissued.

India, Imperial Bank of India, Bombay, 1940s. Unissued.

Imperial Bank of India, Bombay, 1940's. Unissued cheque to Bearer, 1940's, Mauve printing. Printed by Waterlow & Sons Ltd.

£6.00
Picture of Israel 20 Shekels 2014 P59 Unc

Israel 20 Shekels 2014 P59 Unc

We offer a pair of 20 new shequalim notes issued by Israel, one printed on paper and one on polymer plastic (P59/64) The follow an almost identical design. Printed in vertical format the front features a portrait of Moshe Sharett, a flag raising ceremony at the UN, a Star of David and text from a speech made by Sharett. The back shows the Tower & Stockade settlement and members of the Jewish Brigade during World War II. Available separately or as a pair.
£10.25
Jersey Liberation £1 1995  Liberation P25 Unc

Jersey Liberation £1 1995 Liberation P25 Unc

In 1995, Jersey celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the liberation of the island after the Second World War. The Channel Islands were the only part of Britain to be occupied by German forces during the war. The front follows the usual design with a facing portrait of Elizabeth II with an overprint to the left marking the 50th Anniversary and a special prefix LJ (Liberation of Jersey) The back depicts a Wartime Jersey £1 note and a view of the Liberation Monument (P25). Uncirculated.
£11.50
Malaya Japanese Occupation 1 dollar PM5 Unc

Malaya Japanese Occupation 1 dollar PM5 Unc

Malaya Japanese Occupation 1 dollar nd (1942) PM5 Black. Fruit branches at l and r/ Blue simple design Unc
£3.50
Malaya Japanese Occupation 5 dollars PM6 AUnc

Malaya Japanese Occupation 5 dollars PM6 AUnc

When the Japanese invaded countries during World War 2 they introduced a new currency denominated according to the usual currency of the country but with the heading The Japanese Government. In the case of Malaya the notes produced were in dollars and were fairly simple affairs. These 5 dollars, issued during the occupation of Malaya have a simple illustration of breadfruit trees on the front and a design on the back.(PM6) Our examples grade AU.
£5.50
Picture of Netherlands Indies Japanese Occ 5 Cents(1942) P120 Unc

Netherlands Indies Japanese Occ 5 Cents(1942) P120 Unc

Netherlands Indies Japanese Occupation 5 cents P120 Tiny Blue and cream. Simple design Unc
£5.25
Serbia 500 on 1000 Dinara 1941 P24 VF and better_obv

Serbia 500 on 1000 Dinara 1941 P24 VF and better

When the Germans occupied Yugoslavia, they arranged for different banknote issues for Serbia and Croatia. The initial Serbian notes used old Yugoslavia notes until a new set of notes could be produced. This 500 dinar note uses a Yugoslavia 1000 Dinara note dated 1941 overprinted with the new value and the new Bank title (P24 ) The underlying note is particularly attractive with a French-style printing with allegorical women in a pastoral setting. These wartime Serbia 500 Dinara Grading VF and better this wartime.
£10.50
Picture of Victoria Cleland £5 Winston Churchill Polymer Plastic B414 Unc

Victoria Cleland £5 Winston Churchill Polymer Plastic B414 Unc

Here we offer a Polymer Churchill £5 signed by Victoria Cleland, the first Chief Cashier to sign this variety.
£9.50