There were several interesting results among the banknotes in Whytes 'Eclectic Collector' auction of 14 May 2016.
Several rare banknotes were on offer, including a war code £20 note, dated 10.1.44, and a Ploughman Provincial Bank of Ireland £10 note with Kennedy signature, dated 17.7./39. Both notes were in decent grade, in the Fine region, and both were expected todo well. The results surpassed expectations.
The two notes were stiffly contested, with the Ploughman £10 note going to a room bidder, and the War code £20 going to a telephone bidder.
Prices were very strong for nicer grade material, with a good range of decent Ploughman notes on offer, with some notes being in numerical sequence. Lower grade notes fared less well, with weak prices for poorer items. However, almost all the banknote lots sold, with the handful of unsolds being confined to notes with serious problems.
This reflects the general trend in the banknote market.
There was a good attendance in the room for the sale, with many bids from phone bidders, and two web-based auction sites. Lots were knocked down to all of these.
Provincial Bank of Ireland Ploughman 17.7.39. Kennedy signature,fetched €10,500 Euro plus fees (€13,083).
Lot 306, estimated at 1,200–1,500 Euro.
Central Bank of Ireland Twenty Pounds 1944 war code fetched €9,500 plus fees (€11,837).
Lot 325, was estimated of 4,000–5,000 Euro.
Other notable items were a 1919 Provincial Bank of Ireland £1 note; Bank of Ireland £5, 1919; and Bank of Ireland £20, 1915. All of these are rare items.
The sale results are on Whytes' website