British and World Paper Money (30 April 2009)

Date of Auction: 30th April 2009


Estimate: £1,500 - £1,800

Bank Note Specimen, 17 October 1858, ‘I promised to Manufacture Bank Note Specimens which it was Impossible to Counterfeit’, in the style of a contemporary Bank of England note with text added at bottom ‘For the Gov. and Comp. of the BANK of ENGLAND. Missing strip from upper left edge and a short split at centre, otherwise fine, scarce


Watermarked banknote paper; P.A. Sparre’s patent