The John Clark Brodie Archive of Proof and Specimen Notes

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Date of Auction: 12th March 2008

Sold for £230

Estimate: £250 - £350

The Newcastle Bank, Five Pounds, 18—, for Sir M.W. Ridley Bt, C.W. Bigge & Co, stamped specimen (Grant 2043L). Slight thinning on two corners, otherwise good extremely fine (£250-350)

Footnote

The bank was taken over by the Northumberland & Durham District Banking Co, which itself failed in 1857