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Bernard_Schaaf
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« on: April 04, 2008, 09:49:55 pm »

Is there any one among you who collects British banknotes??   I have found an image of a weird variety of the 1919 Bradbury 1 pound Treasury Note.  Whereas the "normal" note (I believe Duggleby calls it T16) has the text UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND as two lines of text, extending about two thirds of the way across the top,   I have an image of a  note with  this text straight  across the top,  all in  one line,  all the way from one edge to the other edge.  It appears to be a circulated note, prefix W/87  No. 191127.   Can any one of you enlighten me??  I do not have a recent Pick bok or a Duggleby book.  I think could figure out how to send an image as an attachment if necessary.   Thank  you  all  for your help.                           Bernard Schaaf
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« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2008, 10:38:20 pm »

I have the Duggleby book and would be able to answer your question but firstly it would be necessary to know the denomination of your note that has the one line text. As far as I am aware, only the 1/= (1 Shilling) and 2/6 (Two Shillings & Six Pence) notes had the one line inscription and these are excessively rare (Cat. $10,000.00+ each) because they were not officially issued and very very few escaped into circulation.

" Buy the very best notes that you can afford and keep them for at least 10 years. " (Richard D. Lockwood, private communication, 1978).
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« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2008, 05:27:25 pm »

Dear  Senior  Member:            Thank  you  for  being  the  only  one  to  reply  to  my recent  inquiry  about the  Bradbury  1  pound  Treasury  trial  note.  My  main  question,  of course,  is  whether  there  was  also  a  10  shilling  trial  note of  similar  design.  During  my wanderings in  the  Internet  I  found  that  this  1 pound note  is  depicted on the cover of a book  by one  Pam  West,  a  British  dealer, so I now desire to buy this relatively inexpensive  book  to  see what  other  information  it  may  also  have.  I  also  have  questions  about  certain  other  trial notes,  certain  replacement  notes. etc.  so I suppose I shall also  have  to buy  a  new  Duggleby  book.  Do you happen  to  know  the  name  of  some  reputable  dealer,  preferably  in USA  (easier for me to pay him) or in Canada  (I  suppose I can  figure  out a way to pay him),  who  offers  such  books  for sale??
                     You  mention  the  1/-,  2/6,  and  5/-  notes  of  1919;  I do  already  have  images  of all  three of  these.  If  you  should  care  to  see  these  images  please let me know  and I will see if  I can  figure  out  how  to  "attach"  them  (my  daughter  will  be  home  from  college  this  evening and perhaps she can show me how to do this).
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« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2008, 06:08:19 am »

There is an illustration of your Bradbury One Pound note in the 6th edition (2002) of Duggleby's book.   It is described as a Bradbury "Trial Note". Interestingly, it also carries the W/87 prefix like your one.

Various editions of the Duggleby book are available at AbeBooks.com:

http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?an=duggleby&sortby=1&tn=english+paper+money&x=0&y=0

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" Buy the very best notes that you can afford and keep them for at least 10 years. " (Richard D. Lockwood, private communication, 1978).
 

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