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« on: September 05, 2008, 06:49:46 pm »


I just came across an image I saved many months ago of a unique error note I saw on eBay.

It is a $100 Bird Series note with mismatched serial numbers.  What makes it unique is that it is a 4-digit radar on one-side of the note only  :o

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« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2008, 07:28:54 pm »

that is real cool.  do you know what it went for

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« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2008, 09:29:48 pm »

Wow, Thats a very nice note!



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« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2008, 02:44:19 am »

Even better (to some collectors) is the fact that the prefix (BJB) is also a radar prefix, thus making this a radar-prefix 4 digit radar error note (if you can understand what I just said).



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« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2009, 10:33:25 pm »

I know where this note is!

Geographically speaking, I have seen it several times.  UNless I am mistaken...but I do live in Western Canada....  take that for what it is worth. :-)

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« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2009, 05:54:14 pm »

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In other words, a specialist in radars will not care that it is an error, and an error specialist might not care that it's a radar or any kind of special serial number.

Other kinds of combination notes are replacement-errors and insert-radars.

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Personally I would agree with you on this...If I was a collector of error notes, my thought would be to buy it because of the mismatched numbers, not because of it being a partial radar note.  To me I would not pay any premium for it.
At the same time if it was an insert note and I was not an insert collector (which I am) that again would not have any appeal to me, and again I would not pay a premium.
I think that unless a person collects a variety of note types and it maybe happened to fall with that criteria it may be worth more to that individual, I think in the majority of cases its value will be based on the fact that it is an error.
I have seen a number of notes, ie radar inserts and rotator inserts, but then again I believe only an insert collector may want it and pay a touch more because it is a special note within their specialty....
Only my opinion
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« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2009, 06:50:24 pm »

I think an example like a ladder note 1234321 is a great example since the prices are so different because of "what else" it is....
I know it would appeal to a collector of radar notes but most radar collectors would not likely pay the premium (or be able to afford it) because it is a ladder note. If a typical 4 digit radar goes for $15 these days...will a radar collect fork out $400 for this note.....very unlikely....again only my opinion



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« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2009, 08:23:34 pm »

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1234321 is a ladder radar.  Perhaps not the best example!  A radar collector should find that more interesting than any normal 4-digit radar, but I could be wrong.
I realize that it is a ladder radar, but my point was that I doubt even a collector of radars (even though is is an interesting note)  would pay the cat price for it when they could find other radars at much much lower prices to suit their needs... :)



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