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

Date of Auction: 2nd October 2008


Estimate: £200 - £250

Co Limerick, Limerick, Bank of Limerick, Twenty Five Shillings Ster[lin]g, 18—, unissued, for George Maunsell, John Kennedy and Robert Hedges Maunsell. Edge nicks and short tears, a few tiny holes and short splits in body, otherwise good fine (£200-250)


Printed by Ashby & Co, London. The Bank of Limerick, popularly known as Maunsell’s Bank, was established by Thomas Maunsell (c. 1732-1814) in 1789. His daughter and co-heir, Elizabeth Dorothea, married Robert Hedges Maunsell. The Maunsell-Kennedy partnership was registered in 1815 but failed in May 1820