Important Collection of Irish Paper Money formed by Bob Blake (Part I) (2 October 2008)

Date of Auction: 2nd October 2008

Sold for £550

Estimate: £600 - £800

Co Dublin, Dublin, Alexanders Bank, One Pound, 21 March 1820, no. 4674, for Sir William Alexander Bt, Robert Alexander Junr., William James Alexander, William John Alexander and William John Alexander Junr, signed by Robert Alexander. Pinholes and spots of light foxing, otherwise good fine (£600-800)


Sir William Alexander, 1st Bt Alexander of Belcamp (1743-c. 1820), a former Lord Mayor of Dublin, established his bank in 1810. Among his partners were his son William John Alexander (†1856) and, later, two of his grandsons, William John Alexander Jr (1797-1873) and Robert du Pre Alexander (1802-74). The bank failed in June 1820