The 36 lots of Banknotes auction dating from the 1950s to the 1980s had either part of the Queen’s face missing, folds, mismatched serial numbers, missing serial numbers or ink errors fetched £7,526. The most expensive example was two miscut £20 notes from 1999 which fetched £1,054 – double its estimate [lot 32].
The second part of the Yves Cataroche Collection of Guernsey attracted as much interest as the first, with a fine example of a £1 dated 1924 selling for an impressive £5,208, against an estimate of £1,000-1,500 [lot 305], while the cancelled £1,000,000 Treasury Bill, sold for £5,456 [lot 63].
The second part of the Charity Sale from the Archive of the AIB (formerly the First Trust Bank). This sizeable group of Irish material raised £38,083 for the banks chosen charities: AgeNI and Alzheimers Society bringing the combined total to an impressive £68,669. The highest price was paid for three uncut sheets of twenty four £100 proofs which sold for £2,480 [lot 421]. The final part will be sold in the October Sale.
Other strong areas from the World Banknote section were notes from British East Africa, Russia and German East Africa.
The next banknote auction will be held on Wednesday, October 28.
Dix Noonan Webb have been donating 5% of their Buyer’s Premium to NHS Charities Together, and a total of £39,818 is being donated to the charity from the auctions since the lockdown due to COVID-19. NHS Charities Together works with over 250 charities across the UK helping the NHS do more to look after people. For more information about NHS Charities Together and the outstanding work they do, click here to visit their website.
***Please note that these prices include Buyers Premium (24%)***
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Dix Noonan Webb – a brief history
In 1991, its first year of trading, the company held three medal auctions and sold 1,200 lots for a total hammer price of £553,000. Two years later it opened a coin department which also auctions commemorative medals and tokens and in 2015 DNW added jewellery to its sales calendar. In 2018, it set up a standalone banknotes department and expanded into premises next door. In the same year, DNW achieved a total hammer price of £11,676,580 and the total number of lots across all departments was 20,273. To date the company has sold in excess of 300,000 lots totalling £155 million.
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