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Buyer beware of cleaned notes

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ThePloughman
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Re: Buyer beware of cleaned notes

Post#21 » Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:56 pm

I dont like cleaned or pressed notes, it's like polishing a coin, you can see the added scratches. It is adding damage to something, which then degrades it a bit more, that's what then reduces the value imho.



ThePloughman
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Re: Buyer beware of cleaned notes

Post#22 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:07 pm

Guys, is this note washed?
There is a white streak thru the portrait area and in other areas. But the edges look ok and there is dirt on the back.
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Re: Buyer beware of cleaned notes

Post#23 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:53 pm

Yes. I have seen washed notes that are still surprisingly dirty, and with decent edges. The artificial look is the giveaway here.
Here is another example of a washed 10 shilling. Note the white areas, and the grubbiness.
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DOC
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Re: Buyer beware of cleaned notes

Post#24 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:08 pm

No doubt about it, these are examples of badly washed notes.



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Re: Buyer beware of cleaned notes

Post#25 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:30 pm

It does look like a white streak from some cleaning agent on the fold through Lady Lavery's nose on the 1939 note, and another streak through the 6 on the right side serial number. A shame to see this on an previously decent grade early note.



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