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Historic Dorset Bank Notes Go Under the Hammer at Spinks Auction House next week

PUBLISHED: 11:17 04 October 2012 | UPDATED: 22:00 20 February 2013

Auction: 12035 – 288: The David Kirch Collection of English Provincial Banknotes - Part I. 
Lot: 288 
Sherbourne and Dorsetshire Bank (Pretor, Pew and Chandler), an unissued sight bill, arms at left, also a receipt dated 28 January 1837(Outing 1941 for bank), very fine (2)
Estimate £100-£120

Auction: 12035 – 288: The David Kirch Collection of English Provincial Banknotes - Part I. Lot: 288 Sherbourne and Dorsetshire Bank (Pretor, Pew and Chandler), an unissued sight bill, arms at left, also a receipt dated 28 January 1837(Outing 1941 for bank), very fine (2) Estimate £100-£120

The largest collection of Provincial banknotes including notes from Dorset banks are going under the hammer at Spinks Auction House next week

Historic Dorset Bank Notes Go Under the Hammer at Spinks Auction House next week


The largest collection of Provincial banknotes including notes from Dorset banks are going under the hammer at Spinks Auction House next week

Spink, the worlds premier auction house for collectables is to offer the most extensive collection of Provincial banknotes to have ever come on to the market. This fabulous collection was amassed by one private collector, David Kirch and all proceeds will go to The David Kirch Charitable Trust. It will be offered in a series of auctions at Spink, London, the first of which will take place on 9 October.
The David Kirch Collection of English Provincial Banknotes offers something for everyone, as a diverse range of counties are represented from all across England. The banknotes offer a fascinating insight into the history of banking and how currency has developed throughout the UK.
Barnaby Faull, Head of Spinks Banknotes department, said: This is without doubt the most extensive selection of iconic and historical notes of this series ever assembled, with over 3,500 notes from towns throughout England. From Penzance in the West, to Berwick in the North it is a landmark collection, with the opportunity to purchase a real part of your local history wherever you may be situated in the UK.
Indeed, the notes, which date from the second half of the 18th century, right up to the 1920s, sport local bank information and unique designs and vignettes that capture the essence of the times in which they were produced. Some are even art works in their own right, with creative pictorials of the countryside, or buildings of significance in the town or region in which they were produced.
The collection is so extensive that it will be offered in a series of four auctions, county by county. The first will concentrate on the South and South West of England and will feature many extremely rare examples, including a number from Dorset, some of which have not been seen since they were used as currency many years ago. Individual Banknotes range from between 100 3,000.

Highlights of notes specifically from the Dorset region can be viewed at http://www.spink.com/auction.aspx?id=12035. The David Kirch Collection of English Provincial Banknotes Part I auction is on 9 October and starts at 10am. Bidding can be done in person at the sales room or online.

For more details visit www.spink.com

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