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« Reply #90 on: September 14, 2023, 06:00:50 pm »

September 14th find:

Yet another high value note…used as a down payment on a car.

I got this 1975 $100 from a bank today.  It has “648 CNC LIC. NO” written on it.  This must be the licence plate of the person who put $100 down on a car back in the day.

I believe that the six character plates with numbers first then letters date from the mid 1980s (assuming that it’s an Ontario plate).

If anyone knows more about licence plates, feel free to chime in!

Pretty neat!

Enjoy!
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« Reply #91 on: September 23, 2023, 06:34:53 pm »

September 23rd finds from the Guelph Coin Show…Part 1

1900 series shinplasters!

One of the shinplasters has the name “Richard Siggelko” written on the back left margin.

The second shinplaster has a message written in ink across the front:
“This is the last…”

And the last line, all I can make out is “…Yours.”


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« Reply #92 on: September 23, 2023, 06:45:22 pm »

September 23rd finds from the Guelph Coin Show, Part 2:

A nice teller stamp!

This cool 1972 $5 might have been tossed away because of the stamp, but I like it for how much information it shares with us almost 49 years later!

The stamp reads:

The Bank of Nova Scotia
Sep 30 1974
Denison & Don Mills
Markham Ont.
2nd Teller
84772

A fast internet search for this transit number gives this information:

Bank of Nova Scotia
Markham Commercial Banking Centre
7321 Woodbine Avenue
Markham Ontario
L3R 3V7

Pretty neat, eh?

Dean


PS:  Can anybody tell me what 2nd teller means?



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« Reply #93 on: September 23, 2023, 06:54:00 pm »

September 23rd finds from the Guelph Coin Show, Part 3:

These worn out $1s may be undesirable to many, but they have stories to tell!

The first note looks like it was used as an ink blotter for a teller stamp.  Sadly, there is no legible information in the multiple overlaid stamps on the Queen’s face but it’s still a neat bill!

The second $1 note has “3C” written twice on the face and once on the back.  I’m not sure what it stands for.

The third $1 note has “Jan Goad” written in cursive on the left front margin.

Enjoy!

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« Reply #94 on: September 23, 2023, 07:02:21 pm »

September 23rd finds from the Guelph Coin Show, Part 4:

Now for some $2s!

Also found in the dealer’s junk pile were these two $2 notes.  99% of collectors would leave these behind and not think twice.

I think they’re neat though and here’s why.

The 1986 $2 has “D. Cullis” and something else written on the front of the note.

The 1954 note is in really bad shape, but it was probably somebody’s “lucky money” because the person must have had it folded up in a wallet for a very long time!

The other birds $2 has a message written by a woman named Veronica…I’ll let this note speak for itself!
I covered up the phone number, just in case it is still in use!

Even the worst notes may have stories to tell…

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« Reply #95 on: September 23, 2023, 07:30:51 pm »

September 23rd finds from the Guelph Coin Show, Part 5:
Saving the best for last!

I picked out these 1973 $1s from the dealer’s junk pile and they had a common theme.

A woman named Claire M. Wall signed two of these notes.  All of the notes have signatures and are dated 1981 or 1983 and have “CW” written in the corner…Presumably by Claire M. Wall herself.

Here are the specific details:

1981 dated signatures:
“Claire M. Wall”
“Harvey Earle”
“Ray Penney”
“Susanna Williams”
“Archie”

1983 dated signatures:
“Claire M. Wall”
“Loretta Osborne”
“Nita Butler”
“Joyce Dyke”
“Kathleen Harvey”

It looks as though this was a collection dump and the owner of these bills was or is Claire M. Wall and she used $1 notes to gather autographs from her friends or co-workers.

Now, normally this would be the end of the story but there’s more!

On the front of one of the $1 notes is a “pink stamp of death” and it reveals quite a lot of information about where and when this collection was amassed.

The pink stamp reads:

80523-002
The Bank of Nova Scotia
Baie Verte Nfld.
17 03 83 (March 17th 1983)

The date is corroborated by the hand written date 1983 on the front of this note, signed by Loretta Osborne.

A quick internet search reveals this address:

The Bank of Nova Scotia
Baie Verte
Highway 410, P.O. Box 70
Baie Verte, NL
A0K 1B0

So much information on just one note!

Simply amazing…

I hope you enjoyed this as much as I have!

Dean



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« Reply #96 on: September 25, 2023, 05:03:54 am »

Why is there no "like" button on this forum? Thanks for sharing Dean, always interesting!



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« Reply #97 on: September 25, 2023, 04:55:57 pm »

September 25th mail call!

I purchased this devil’s face $20 for the teller stamp.

Bank of Montreal
Aug 30 1982
01401-001

A quick search reveals that this the Jean-Talon & Querbes branch of BMO.

520 rue Jean-Talon Ouest
Montreal, Qc
H3N 1R5

I’m shocked that a note printed in the mid 50s could have survived to 1982 to be handed in to a bank.  How it managed to escape destruction in 1982 is miraculous.

Pretty neat, eh?

Enjoy!

Dean


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« Reply #98 on: September 26, 2023, 07:12:05 pm »

September 26th finds:

More high denomination notes with interesting markings…

The first of two birds $100s I picked up today has a partial stamp in red at the right back margin.
I can make out the word “FOR” then a partial “TO, O” and then “5T”.

I can only guess that the the second line is supposed to read “TORONTO, ONTARIO” but I am most likely wrong.

The second $100 note has handwriting, but I’m not sure what language it is.

I’ve included two photos of the handwriting, turned 180 degrees.

Enjoy!
Dean


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« Reply #99 on: September 27, 2023, 06:40:24 pm »

September 27th find:

Another stamped high denomination note!

I picked up this birds $100 today from one of my banks.
It has the transit number 63966-002 in a partial stamp on Borden’s face.

A quick internet search reveals the following information:

The Bank of Nova Scotia
Ontario Cash Processing Centre
44 King Street West
Toronto, Ontario
M5H 1H1

A note that passed through the main Toronto branch of Scotiabank!

Man, this section of my collection is getting pretty darn expensive!   :D

Enjoy!
Dean


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« Reply #100 on: September 29, 2023, 08:03:45 pm »

September 29th finds:

I specifically chose these notes from the mutilated pile at the main branch today.

A polymer $5 with whereswilly.com written on the back.
When I entered the note in the whereswilly database, it turned up the following information:

20 Feb 2023 1:18am
Montreal, Quebec
Alain Lerequin 15e annee avec willy bye bye


I guess this note was the las one entered by this user before he “retired” from whereswilly.

I also took two journey $20s from the pile for the teller stamps.

Note #1: Has the remnants of “KEN…” and “5” in the bottom of the square stamp and “…ANK” (presumably BANK” and another “5” in the top right corner.

Note #2: has part of a square stamp with “Cash Logistics” at the bottom.

Note #3: a 1979 $20 with a partial stamp with the institution number 002, which is the Bank of Nova Scotia.

None of the $20s has a domicile.

Still, these are pretty cool face value finds!

Enjoy,
Dean

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« Reply #101 on: September 29, 2023, 08:52:21 pm »

September 29th:

I picked up these neat defaced notes at the Toronto Coin Expo today.

This 1937 Osbourne signed $2 has a date stamp of Oct 14 1938.

This pair of circulated 1973 $1s were used as blotters for a red teller stamp…I found a similar $1 in Guelph last weekend.

There was a 1973 note with a purple stamp containing the following information:
03662-010
and some incomplete lettering…

A search reveals this transit number to belong to

The Laurentian Bank of Canada (Now CIBC)
Eastgate Square Banking Centre
75 Centennial Parkway North
Stoney Creek, Ontario
L8E 5B2

Then, there was another 1973 $1 that was used as scratch paper for adding a sum…

And finally, a 1979 $20 with two stamps—a red stamp and a blue one.  Unfortunately, only the blue stamp has enough information to decode.

04312-010
and some lettering that looks like “JAN” for what I think is “January”.
Laurentian Bank of Canada (CIBC)
Yonge &Steeles Banking Centre
7027 Yonge St.
Thornhill, Ontario
M5J 2X4

It’s very cool to find two notes stamped by the same bank (but different branches of that bank).

Enjoy!
Dean


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« Reply #102 on: September 30, 2023, 07:40:33 pm »

September 30th finds:

Toronto Coin Show pickups and face value treasure!

I got some notes from dealer’s junk bin…but to me, they are neat!

A 1954 $1 with some sort of account number written in the top back margin.”3644…”

Another 1954 $1 with severe wallet trauma on the left back half of the note.  I found it’s $2 equivalent in Guelph last week…

And,
A 1967 $1 with the name Stephen Barlow written on the Centennial star…

From the face value finds, there was one 1971 $10 with the pink stamp of death on it.

And a 1954 $2 with a series of small diamonds cut into it as if someone was trying to make a paper snowflake out of it or something.

Enjoy!
Dean



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« Reply #103 on: October 06, 2023, 08:53:09 pm »

October 6th find:

One of the journey $100s I found today had a partial teller stamp on it.

The transit number is 01420-010

A quick search reveals this information:

CIBC—The Laurentian Bank of Canada
Westwood Plateau Banking Centre
1410 Parkway Blvd. Unit E
Coquitlam, B.C.
V3E 3J7

Pretty cool, eh?  Another high denomination note for the books...Why can't these cool teller stamps be on lower denominations?   :D

Enjoy!
Dean

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« Reply #104 on: October 10, 2023, 07:49:10 pm »

October 9th mail call:

A mysterious teller stamp…

I received this 1973 $1 in the mail today.  I bought it for the partial teller stamp but I cannot decipher it.

I tried to search for the transit number with no luck.

Even the name is partially obscured by a second overstamp.  I believe it says “Edmonton” and “83219-026”, but I could be wrong.

Please help me to decode this note!

Dean


 

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