Northern Banking Company Notes Pre-1929

Banknotes issued by Joint Stock Banks prior to 1929
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That is a good question. I had initially assumed that the W.H. Baskin listed as pro-Manager of Ball's Branch in 1890 and the Chief Cashier of Bank of Ireland were one and the same person. However, the census records of 1901 and 1911 reveal that the name is not unique ! It will require some further checking to answer this question.
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Handily, we do have examples of the signature of the W. H. Baskin, Chief Cashier of Bank of Ireland as a starting point!
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A more detailed search confirms that the W.H. Baskin associated with Ball’s Bank is the uncle of W.H. Baskin, the Chief Cashier of Bank of Ireland. The attached obituary for W.H. Baskin of Ball’s Bank is dated 2nd September 1907. The obituary of W.H. Baskin, the Chief Cashier of Bank of Ireland, is dated 21st May 1938.

There are some independent references confirming that the uncle was associated with Ball’s Bank and in one case he is described as Secretary. The nephew joined Bank of Ireland at a young age in 1874, became Chief Cashier in 1903 and retired in 1919.

By chance, I came across an interesting article in the search for W.H. Baskin which I will post in the Bank of Ireland 1922 string.
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That's a very useful find on the two W.H. Baskins, and their relation to each other. They both retired Co. Down, I see from the snippets.
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PMI indicates that multi-branch £100 notes of the Northern Banking Company Limited were printed in very small numbers with just 4 dates: 1st May 1912; 5th Aug. 1914; 25th April 1918 and 2nd June 1919. The only surviving notes seen to date have the 1919 date which was subsequently issued with an overprint for use in Northern Ireland in 1929.

If these notes follow the pattern of the other denominations, the 1912 and 1914 dates should have red serials changing to black for the 1918 date and back to red in 1919. Unfortunately, the only date available to check this proposal is the 1919 date. This one has red serials.
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The only known examples of these £100 notes are those with the overprint. Many of them are in nice grade.
It would be nice to come across an example without the overprint.
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