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Started by Teetos - Last post by Teetos

Offering a $100 Macklem/Carney changeover note with FKN prefix.
XF-AU condition. Some light folds but no creases.

SB $120. Shipping: $3 untracked, $15 tracked

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on January 30, 2023, 11:08:00 pm

Started by Dean - Last post by Canadian Bill

Thanks Doc.

The good nle to take my dough out of the bank again I was pretty diligent about swapping it out almost every day at bank branches and managed to gather a tidy collection of radars, repeaters, broken ladders, replacement notes, and low issue notes as well as paper notes.  I'm more of a "hunter/gatherer" than a collector.  I like to hang on to my trophies for a bit to admire then, then out they go ....

I'd be posting some notes for sale, but an hindered by a bad camera.  Gonna fix that this week.  :)

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on January 30, 2023, 05:59:15 pm

Started by Dean - Last post by Dean

Jan 30th 2023:
I purchased this shinplaster for my collection.  It arrived in the mail today!

It has “Saskatoon Apr 8 1917” written on the back.

Enjoy,
Dean

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on January 30, 2023, 05:43:05 pm

Started by Dean - Last post by Dean

Jan 30th finds:
Banknote dispenser score!

I took out $1000 in tens from the same bank that has been giving out the FFK changeovers.
The teller took 100 ten dollar notes out of the dispenser and this is what came out:
I got 9 FFK notes, 8 in sequence and one lone note.

Other highlights include:
FTU low number
FTL high number
FTH changeover
FTN changeovers
A birthday note, 1974019…Jan 9, 1974
FFE changeovers
And the best of all, a three digit radar note!

Not bad for a cash dispenser withdrawal, eh?

Dean

5   Show and Tell / Re: my last discovery

on January 29, 2023, 04:37:51 pm

Started by Cbeaulieu - Last post by Canadian Bill

Great finds Claude.  I too swap out notes at the bank.  In Toronto transit fare allows the rider two hours of unlimited travel.  There is a branch of my bank at almost every subway station along one line and I can go to 6-7 branches in two hours asking for paper notes, and swapping out about 200 notes at each branch.  I sit IN THE BANK and go through the polymer as it is the safest place to do it, take out what I want to keep, and then off to the next branch to do the exact same thing!  ;)

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on January 29, 2023, 04:02:26 pm

Started by Cbeaulieu - Last post by Cbeaulieu

Hi,
Every week I take 6000$ in 10$ at the bank and after I change all the 10$ for all 50$ at other bank.
This week I was lucky I found 2xradar 10$(one UNC and the other AU) and the very rare 50$ AMK(only 17 was report).
I was very happy about the 50$.
Claude
enjoy

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on January 29, 2023, 03:38:49 pm

Started by Dean - Last post by Dean

Here’s a note that I acquired for my collection.

This 1954 $20 is not much to look at, and most people would have rejected it.  But I like the fact that it has a full date stamp on it:  Aug 28 1967.

I wonder what was going on at the bank on the day this note changed hands?

Enjoy,
Dean

8   Show and Tell / my last discovery

on January 29, 2023, 03:36:56 pm

Started by Cbeaulieu - Last post by Cbeaulieu

Hi,
I would like to show my last dicovery.Everyone know I like the variety large and small ''B'' in 2$ 1986.In the past I found this variety in 10$ 1989 with prefix BDD also recently found the same variety on 1$ 1973(you can see at page 283 in the catalogue) that's what I found.
What was my surprise when I found this variety in the 100$ 1988.
If you have information please let me know.
Claude
enjoy

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on January 29, 2023, 10:20:50 am

Started by Dean - Last post by docstrange

Wow that's an interesting story, thanks for sharing

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on January 28, 2023, 09:57:40 pm

Started by Dean - Last post by Canadian Bill

January 15, 2023 was the one year anniversary of a massive fire at my apartment building at 828 Shaw Street, Toronto.  Tenants fled the building with the clothes on their backs and there was no opportunity to rescue anything including my cat, and my currency collection.

On January 16th several tenants returned to the building to beg fire fighters to rescue precious items.  I returned in hopes of finding my cat, and retrieving more than $12,000 in paper money that was in a cupboard.  The firefighters agreed to look for my cat and my cash. After a while, two fire-fighters that had gone into the building came out.  They approached one of the many police officers that were on the scene to cordon off the street from the public, and after a few minutes I watched (from behind the barricade) 5 police officers and 3 fire-fighters return to the building.  After a little while, they all came out and one fire-fighter approached me and advised me that they did not find my cat, but did show me a plastic bag stuffed full of soaking wet, filthy from fire residue -- money.  (SEE PHOTO 1)

I say that they showed me the bag of money, because before they could actually hand it to me, they had to "document" what they were giving me.  Therefore, the police removed every single note from the bag one at a time, and stacked them on the hood of a police cruiser (so the dash camera could record the number of notes, not the value) in broad day-light, in front of about 20 on-lookers, and a Toronto Sun videographer (who thankfully had the discretion NOT to make the tape public).

After the police officers put the notes back in the bag and handed them to me.  I took a taxi back to the emergency accommodation hotel all of the tenants were put in by the Red Cross, and needed to clean my notes before I could even figure out what was there.  This to me is the epitome of "money laundering" LOL  (SEE PHOTO 2). 

Of course after you 'do' the laundry ... you need to dry it. This is only ONE part of the floor in my hotel room.  (SEE PHOTO 3)

At about 11:30 p.m. I get a call from the hotel lobby saying it was Toronto Police and they needed to talk to me.  I invited them to my room.  Apparently at some point someone realized that at no time did I provide any identification to prove the unit the money was retrieved from was mine (but I think they really wanted to know where I got it, not knowing that much of it was collector paper currency.  I showed them my I.D. and explained to them that it was a collection and they went away.

Later I learned that while they were putting out the fire, my basement apartment filled to the 5ft. level with water causing almost everything on the basement level to "float", or be dislodged, and when the drains finally did take the water out, everything just fell where it did, and there was a good layer of "silt" covering the floors. It took 3 fire fighters, and 5 police officers to simply go into my unit and FIND my notes that were literally all over my unit ... on top of furniture, under furniture, and under the fine silt that had built up on the floor.

They did in fact almost get it all, but I managed to go back a few weeks later and found an additional $300 or so they didn't find.

To be honest, some of my notes looked better after being washed but it didn't matter.  I had to put it all in a bank for a short time to show to a prospective landlord that I was an eligible candidate for housing in this metropolis of Toronto and had to start over.  Although ... I did keep my FZM0002000!

Hope this was a true "Banknotes with a Story"!!

Cheers all,
cb

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