Banknotes from the Brian Dawson Collection

Date of Auction: 28th March 2019

Sold for £140

Estimate: £100 - £150

Treasury Series, John Bradbury, Dardanelles Campaign Overprint, £1, 1915-16 (1914), serial number Y/70 47899, with fake red Dardanelles campaign overprint in Arabic on face, heavily pressed, thus fine. There are two obvious ways to tell that the overprint is a fake. Firstly, the note is pressed but the overprint isn’t and has been produced using a commercial printer (the ink dots/pixels are visible with magnification). Secondly, the prefix is not one that was used for the overprinted notes. An interesting item for collectors of fakes and forgeries.
EPM T14 for type, T11 for actual note £100-£150