Banknotes Auction Report 21st October 2020

11th November 2020

The current COVID-19 heath crisis has led many companies to change their practices to bring them into line with the current government safety guidelines. So, for the safety of our customers and our staff, our 21st October 2020 Banknotes sale was a closed-door auction, with no room bidders allowed.

We were however able to offer viewing of the sale on the Thursday, Friday, Monday and Tuesday before the auction, on a strictly by appointment only basis. Unfortunately, we are still unable to welcome the public to view on the morning of the sale.

There was a great deal of interest in the auction with many bidders placing book bids and over 30 bidders on the telephone during in the sale.

We began with the English banknotes section, highlights of which included this Warren-Fisher 1923 £1, described as extremely fine, which realised £120.

This Peppiatt WWII Guernsey Overprint £1, overprinted ‘Withdrawn from/Circulation/September 18th, /1941.’ sold for £144. Only 1901 banknotes of this type were overprinted.

Moving on to the world banknotes section this Guernsey 1942 (1st Jan) 6d achieved £156. This Jersey WWII 10/- realised £180 and this WWII £1 sold for £204. This Scotland Clydesdale and North of Scotland 1961 £20 realised £120.

Our next closed doors banknote auction will be held on Wednesday 9th December 2020. Please note viewing for this auction will be on Friday 4th, Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th December 2020 only, subject to government guildlines. Look out for the full catalogue for this sale, which will appear on our website in the next few weeks. Also keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook pages which will include updates of our latest auction news.

Are you thinking of selling your entire banknote collection or part of it? Would you like us to value your banknotes and give you advice on how best to market them? Visit our coins and banknotes department page for more information.

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