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Steve11
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« on: May 12, 2004, 02:26:41 pm »

I recently purchased a 1923 25cent radar :D wish my bloody scanner worked....in vf condition..anyone have any idea of its "true" value..cause I certainly didn't pay what I think it is worth...its the common one btw.
spanking_the_money
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« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2004, 12:14:58 am »

That is genuinely interesting, even though I am not a collector of radar notes.  But I tend to ignore peculiarities in serial numbers as these most often do not contribute anything to the value of old notes.  Special serial numbers are a specialized interest within the Bank of Canada series.

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« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2004, 01:21:07 am »

1935 2.00 in Fine condition, radar. recently closed on ebay for over 170.00 US!!!
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« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2004, 01:49:13 am »

1935 $2... sounds like a Bank of Canada issue to me.  And yes, that's remarkable, considering how overpriced the whole 1935 series is.

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« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2004, 02:26:09 am »

Stick with your collection Steve. Those that protest may protest (to much). A radar may not add any great value  to a collection of older notes but they're much more difficult to find. Hang on to your thinking despite the naysayer(s).

;)eastguy

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« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2004, 04:19:52 am »

I will always collect radars. why collect a 'common' note that everyone has .. when there are "oddities" within a normal run...(errors be damned LOL)...

Recently aquired:

500 Franc Radar from Comoros Islands
50 Franc Radar from France
and while not a true radar per se: a
Dominican Republic Specimin A000000A which...yah I know it aint a "true radar" but what the ehll  ;D
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« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2004, 01:13:19 am »

On a hunch, I checked out the note register of surviving currency of the Merchant Bank of Prince Edward Island.  One of the notes in the register, an 1871 $1 piece (cat. # 470-10-02-02) has the serial number 20102.  Does that make it special?  Not really; there's only three known examples of this note.

That's what I meant by saying radar serial numbers don't contribute to the value of old notes.

I hope you never become bored with radars, lol.

spanking_the_money
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« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2004, 07:20:45 pm »

It's not a radar, but this is still kind of cool...

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Steve11
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« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2004, 11:53:15 pm »

 ??? are you nuts LOL

lets say all three of these come up for auction
lets say all three of them are in the same condition
lets say the people bidding are all very rich.

there is only ONE known surviving RADAR note from this bank... there are TWO known common run serial numbers.

Premium would most definatly be there. Provided of course that there were RADAR collectors in the audiance.

What would I pay for a 1911 Rolls Royce in mint condition?: About 20 bucks...what would J. Leno pay?.. see...its all in the view of who has the money.
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« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2004, 04:59:49 am »

I got this from a dealer's list without a premium about 10 years ago. :)
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« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2004, 03:53:23 pm »

WOW, you've got a gorgeous note there.   If I can remember right, I believe I saw this note in an auction years ago.  
« Last Edit: May 16, 2004, 03:54:48 pm by kobecurrency »

Steve11
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« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2004, 04:01:13 pm »

That is a STUNNING note....and with the HIGH values being garnered by Chartered Notes these days...that superior radar number could only attract more interest..combine the recent interest in radars with Chartered notes and you really have a stunning piece.
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« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2004, 09:27:07 pm »

The dealer who sold Justeo that note was right.  It's a great note, and the serial number has very little to do with it.
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??? are you nuts LOL


Not clinically, no.

lets say all three of these come up for auction
lets say all three of them are in the same condition
lets say the people bidding are all very rich.


Let's say I'm a fire engine.  Can I have some of whatever you're smoking?  
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO-OOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! ;D
spanking_the_money
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« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2004, 09:38:47 pm »

Oopsies, I hit post before I wanted to, lol.  I guess I am a fire engine.  :D


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there is only ONE known surviving RADAR note from this bank... there are TWO known common run serial numbers.


All three notes are equally rare.  Seeing as it's a rare kind of note that hits the market maybe once a decade, the specialist radar collectors don't have that much better a chance at getting this note, and I don't expect any to be bidding higher than many chartered collectors who have a different kind of appreciation for it.  It's just too rare for the radar number to matter.  Your shinplaster is a common note type and hence the serial number gives it more value than anything else.  Ditto for 1935 BoC issues and many "modern" chartered notes.  Justeo's note above is borderline; it might get special attention for its number, but the scarcity of the note type plus its obvious nice condition will play a more important role in determining sale price.

Again, I don't see radar collectors venturing far from BoC notes to find material.

And, oh yeah, all 1870 and 1900 shinplasters are radar notes.  Think about it  8)

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« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2004, 02:47:22 pm »

Recent TOREX auction..unc 1923 radar sold for 380.00 plus premiums .. for a total of apx 425.00 to 450.00 considerably more than book value ?? or is it?? I dunno..still confused... and mine is only vf/ef .. oh well...confusion is what makes life interesting eh?
 

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