DNW Auction of Paper Money
Thursday 12 March 2020. Irish Banknotes
It is unusual to see a sale dedicated exclusively to Irish banknotes, with lots of rare dates and issues on offer.
There should be something for everyone in this auction.
There is a good range of Lavery notes, Ploughman notes, and pre-partition notes of the Joint Stock banks on offer; as well as a range of Private bank issues. Also on offer are Northern Ireland notes, and a range of pre-production designs for the last series of Provincial Bank of Ireland, and later First Trust Bank notes.
There are some very rare notes on offer in this sale.
The catalogue can be downloaded from the DNW
The highlight of the sale
is Lot 157: the 1933 Series A Lady Lavery £5 note, first recorded back in 1995, this is the only example known of the 1933 Lavery Five Pound note.
Also among the Lavery section is Lot 167, a decent example of a 1943 war code £20 note.
Further war code offerings include a nice grade pair of £1 notes dated 29.10.43, one each with code Y and displaced code G; and a range of other war code notes covering all denominations.
10 Shilling notes are headed up by Lot 168 a 13.8.46, the better of two known examples of this rare date; a 1929 in VF
Two Lavery error notes, £10, 1976 and £5, 1974;
10.9.28 notes: 10 Shillings, £1, £5, £10, £20, all in decent grade.
Two £50 notes, 1943 and 1957, both in nice VF grade, and rare as such.
Several key dates feature, firsts and lasts, and rare dates are in the Lavery offerings.
A broad selection of Ploughman notes
covers proofs, Specimens, and notes of all eight banks, including three £10 notes; and two Northern £1 notes and a Knox £5 note.
Highlights among the Ploughman notes include:
Lot 117, a blue £1 note TDLR printing sample.
Lot 121, a red £10 note TDLR printing sample, a very attractive item.
Lot 129, a decent grade £10 note, Munster & Leinster Bank.
Lot 138, a very nice example of a Northern Bank £1 note, at GVF, at the better end of what is available.
Lot 140, a Knox signature Northern £5 note.
And some nice grade £1 notes.
A small section of superior Series B and Series C replacement notes
are on offer, including a sequential pair of KKK £50 notes (Lot192, and 193) in UNC,
and £20 replacement note EEE 000007, the first time such a note with number below 000010 has been offered.
The selection of pre-Partition Joint Stock banknotes
covers all the banks, most notably the Bank of Ireland, Northern, Ulster and Belfast Banks; as well as some Northern Ireland issues.
The highlight of this section is Lot 20, a nice example of a Bank of Ireland £20 note. Also on offer are two 1929 £20 Bank of Ireland notes, a scarce low printage issue.
Lot 45, a National Bank £5 note, dated 6.5.29, VF without problems, a nice example of a rare note, should also do well.
At the the of the sale is the section of pre-production designs from the AIB archives, being sold for charity
They include uncut sheets, and partial and complete proofs. There are ome interesting items from a design point of view to be found here.
Put on your auction hat and boots and get to the sale.