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« Reply #105 on: October 11, 2023, 08:07:37 pm »

October 11th find:

One of the notes I picked up from the bank today was a ratty old birds $5.  I kept it because it has a partial stamp that reads “your business”.

Could the stamp have read “Thank you for your business”? Or maybe it was a bank slogan in the 1990s…something like “Use (insert bank name here) for your business”.  Who knows?

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« Reply #106 on: October 12, 2023, 06:59:12 pm »

October 12th mail call:

I received this 1954 $100 in the mail today.

I bought it for the date stamp Feb 26 1969.

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« Reply #107 on: October 17, 2023, 10:57:13 pm »

October 17th mail call:

More defaced notes!

I bought this lot of defaced 1954 $2 banknotes:

The first note is interesting because it has the date 5-13-1973 on it.  The prefix is D/G and signed Bouey/Rasminsky.  This signature combination was printed from January 1972 to February 1973.

The second note has the following message on it: “Rylan. Love Kim Mar 26 87”.
It’s surprising that this note, C/G prefix, Bouey/Rasminsky, was also printed between 1972-1973 and autographed in 1987, only a few months after the birds series $2s were released.


The seller threw in for free this German hyperinflation note that had a full letter written on it from the tail end of World War II.

Wednesday, March 28th 1945

Dear Bert:
I picked this up in the town of Cleve Germany.  I’ll bet you never had a letter written on this much money before. 

I have been on guard and it’s too late to write a letter.  Consider yourself written too (sic).

All my love and kisses.

Yours as always,

Byron

(The town of Kleve in Germany is near the Dutch border.)

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« Reply #108 on: October 18, 2023, 11:39:33 pm »

October 18th mail call:

I bought this lot of 1954 $1s for close to face value solely for one note with the Lord’s Prayer written out on the back.

The seller also threw in this 1979 $20 at face value because it has the name “Myrita” written on the front margin.

Pretty neat, eh?

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« Reply #109 on: October 20, 2023, 10:22:43 pm »

October 20th finds:

More high denomination defaced notes…

These three $100 notes from my bank haul today had writing and stamps on them so they will be kept in my collection, of course.  😀

The first $100 note is a journey series spender, nothing to write home about, except for the faint bank stamp on the back:

The Toronto Dominion Bank
12842-004

This information reveals the location of the branch as:
1470 Don Mills Road
North York, Ontario
M3B 2X9

The other two notes are actually pretty nice 1954 $100s but they have writing on the back.

One note has what I think is the name “David” scrawled in messy cursive hand writing on the back and the other note has the figure 6200.00 written on the back.

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« Reply #110 on: October 21, 2023, 12:26:11 pm »

October 21st:

Another one for the album…

I took a second look at some of the 1954 notes I had and I noticed that someone had written “Oct” on the back margin of one of the notes, presumably meaning “October”.

I’ll add this to my album of defaced notes…At least it’s not another $100 bill!   :D

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« Reply #111 on: October 25, 2023, 07:10:56 pm »

October 25th:

I bought this note because of its multiple teller stamps.

On the front, it has been run through a cheque cancelling machine and it has the digits 32 26 3071 printed upside down and  a bunch of machine digits in the bottom left corner.

The back of the note is much more interesting; it has several stamps including one for Citizens Bank, out of the USA.

Also included are the digits 75-185  CH4110 and a date stamp of Dec 22 72.

This note is very similar to a 1954 $10 that I found a few months ago.

In any case, it will be safely stored in my collection!

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« Reply #112 on: October 25, 2023, 07:52:40 pm »

October 25th:

After taking a closer look at the circulated bank note lot I obtained today, I discovered that one of the 1967 $1s was autographed by none other than Maurice “Rocket” Richard!

There was also a 1954 $2 with the initials “”DJ” written in pink cursive on the front.

These notes will be added to my collection!

Pretty neat, eh?

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Dean


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« Reply #113 on: October 27, 2023, 12:25:25 am »

October 26th mail call:

I bought this 1954 $20 because of the writing on the back.

“Bob & Faie Leefe for deposit only”

At least I think that’s what the writing says…

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« Reply #114 on: October 27, 2023, 11:49:34 pm »

October 27th find:

This journey $100 has a partial teller stamp that reads

05342
RO…

A search of this transit number reveals the following information:

The Royal Bank of Canada
Bloor & Dovercourt Branch
972 Bloor St. W.
Toronto, Ontario
M6H 1L6

Another $100 note to add to my collection…the large denomination keepers are killing me!🤣

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« Reply #115 on: November 10, 2023, 07:26:58 pm »

November 10th mail call:

I bought this 1969 $20 for the partial bank stamp from the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce.  No other information other than a large number 3 is visible.

I suspect that the number 3 refers to the wicket number at the branch.  There’s also an overlapping stamp with what I think reads the partial abbreviation ONT…for Ontario.

The seller was going to return this note to the bank to be shredded and I snagged it for face value.

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« Reply #116 on: November 11, 2023, 04:50:05 pm »

November 11th 2023:

Today, this shinplaster in my collection of defaced notes marks 100 years to the day someone wrote on it on Remembrance Day, 1923.

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« Reply #117 on: November 14, 2023, 11:35:39 am »

I rarely get $1 notes and just noticed the three digit front page number on this 1973 as 233.  I've never seen a 3 digit FPN and am wondering if someone could explain.  I know they made a lot of them but I'm sure there's something to learn here for a novice.  Thanks anyone!
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« Reply #118 on: November 14, 2023, 10:11:56 pm »

FPN and BPN are Face Plate Number/Back Plate Number, and later on, Face Position Number and Back Position Number.  At the time your $1 was produced, the actual plate numbers appeared on the notes, indicating that 233 or more face plates were prepared for printing those multicoloured issue $1s.  In more recent times, the plate number no longer appears, and in its place, a position number occurs which is related to the position of that particular note in a sheet of notes.

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« Reply #119 on: November 15, 2023, 10:09:57 pm »

November 15th mail call:

I received these two defaced birds $2s from cbeaulieu.

The first note is stamped by Mac’s Convenience Store
1036 Autumnwood Drive
Winnipeg, Manitoba. No. 3076

A quick search of the address reveals that the store is still there, only rebranded as a Circle K.

The second note speaks for itself… ;D

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