1914 Bradbury One Pound - T3 - 1st issue - 3rd Series - Type 4 - 7 digits
(Sideways watermark) B/40 No. 0071006
Inverted watermark GATSOP - for POSTAGE from sideways part of the stamp sheet.
Between ONE POUND & the number & John Bradbury signature.
SIDEWAYS watermark - GvR (crowned) -
not very clear but the best that the scanner & Photopshop can show. Extremely RARE
Obv. Clean & flat
Rev. Very slightly dirty at top centre and a couple of creases found when held to the light !
Probably pressed at some stage otherwise rare example with 7 digits and sideways watermark.
* Not sure how many up right One Pound notes were printed per sheet. Possibly 3 x 9 as is seen
on the above sheet - part of the 3rd upright note is clearly visible to the right , at the top.
Which would equate to 27 upright (minimum) and only 4 sideways.
Making a sideways watermark One Pound 6.75 times rarer than an upright One Pound !
This rarity reflects in the price.
** Sheet of £1 plus 4 sideways is part of a picture in an early edition of Pam West's book
"English Paper Money". Cannot remember which edition !?