Welcome to the Biggest Website for Banknote Collectors
An easy to navigate site with up to date price lists
World Paper Money / Currency for Specialists British Notes Pam West
The Website is divided into two main areas
- Selling / Click: Browse Notes on Top Bar
- Information / Click: News & Info on Top Bar
Selling / Browse Notes
Selling / Browse Notes is the main function of the website. Notes are loaded up individually:- Catalogue number - Prefix - Grade 1 - Grade 2 - Price - Special Information (First, Replacement, Specimen, etc). This information is displayed as text on lines for notes you see for sale. When the line is clicked this and the extra information and scans are picked up and displayed. Use the SEARCH box to find selected items. IE:- Mahon, Lowther, B307, etc
SECURITY when buying is paramount. The site is protected by a secure server and your details are not shown until we accept your order and request the payment details. We are also accredited with Security Metrics, the Credit Card company's security body. All your purchases are 100% secure
How to find your banknote
Many notes featured, look for your note or similar, there should be a catalogue number under the scan. You can type anything into the Search Box (on the Browse Notes section of the site) click on GO. And it should come up. The Picture Library is to be found on the News & Info section of the site
Treasury 1914 to 1928
Notes have 'T' English Paper Money catalogue numbers T1 to T35. The notes are signed by two Treasurers, John Swanwick Bradbury and Norman Fenwick Warren Fisher. There are three designs, Firs and Second Issues both with red ten shillings and black one pound and Third Issue, brown and green George V to right. Britannia or St George to left
Bank of England 1694 to 2010
Notes have 'B' English Paper Money catalogue numbers B200 to B410. All the notes are signed by the Chief Cashier. The list below shows the span of 'B' catalogue numbers, plus dates, for that particular signature / Chief Cashier
Town Banknotes / Provincials / Private Banks
Most main towns in England and Wales in the late eighteenth and nineteenth century opened their own Banks. A large majority went bankrupt. Some of the issued banknotes were redeemed but most went unpaid, 50% have dividend payment and or bankruptcy handstamps. See Surrey provincials on the Picture Library.
Signatures of the Bank of England Chief Cashiers
Newland, Hase, Rippon, Marshall, May, Bowen B200 to B207 1797 to 1902
John Gordon Nairne B208 1902 to 1918
Ernest Musgrave Harvey B209 1918 to 1925
Cyril Patrick Mahon B210 to B222 1925 to 1929
Basil Gage Catterns B223 to B234 1929 to 1934
Kenneth Oswald Peppiatt B235 to B264 1934 to 1949
Percival Spencer Beale B265 to B270 1949 to 1955
Helmeted Britannia Banknote £5 only
Leslie Kenneth O'Brien B271 to B287 1955 to 1962
Jasper Quintus Hollom B288 to B300 1962 to 1966
John Standish Fforde B301 to B319 1966 to 1970
John Brangwyn Page B320 to B340 1970 to 1980
David Henry Fitzroy Somerset B341 to B354 1980 to 1988
George Malcolm Gill B353 to B359 1988 to 1991
Greaham Edward Alfred Kentfield B360 to B379 1991 to 1998
Merlyn Vivienne Lowther B380 to B397 1999 to 2003
Andrew John Bailey B398 to B406 2004 to 2011
Chris Salmon B407 to B410 2011 ongoing
Notes have 'P' Pick catalogue numbers each Scottish Bank has its own set of numbers. All Scottish notes are dated, so go to the Bank you have, click any note, then click either side to progress to right date. You can type anything into the Search Box (on the Browse Notes section of the site) then click on GO
Notes have 'P' Pick and 'PMI' Paper Money of Ireland catalogue numbers, each Irish Bank has its own set of numbers. Most Irish notes are dated, so go to the Bank you have, click any note, then click either side to progress to right date. You can type anything into the Search Box (on the Browse Notes section of the site) then click on GO
All other Countries use 'P' Pick
Information / News & Info
The News & Info section of the website is dedicated to banknote information including Replacements, Bernhard Forgeries, Prefix Updates, Pictures, Banknote History, Picture Library, etc,. We welcome participation on this part of the site. If you want an area covered just ask.
As a Dealer and Collector Pam enjoys going to shows and meeting clients – it is not a job, but, a lifestyle.
Pam is still involved with the IBNS (International Bank Note Society) after forty plus years and is at present Chairperson of the London Branch. In 2001 the Society had its fortyth anniversary where Pam was awarded the Silver Medal for services to the society. In 2011 Pam was elected to the IBNS Hall of Fame and also received an award for services to the society over the past ten years.
Pam is proud to have published three editions of English Paper Money. The 6th edition winning IBNS book of the year, the 7th an honorary mention. In 2009 she published Paper Money of Ireland, which has not onlybecome the definitive work on the subject but also IBNS book of the year.
A profile by John Andrews, can be found on News & Info, it pretty much tells you everything about her. Have a look.
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