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1797 - 1956

5 - 1000

 White Banknotes

1914 - 1919


Bradbury - Treasury banknotes

1914 - 1919


Bradbury - Treasury banknotes

1919 - 1928

10/- & 1

Fisher - Treasury banknotes

To be re-worked - soon !

1928 - 1934

10/- & 1

Mahon & Cattern 

1934 - 1949


K. O. Peppiatt   

1934 - 1949

K. O. Peppiatt   

1949 - 1955

10/- & 1

P. S. Beale

1955 - 1962


L. K. O'Brien

1955 - 1962

L. K. O'Brien

1955 - 1962

L. K. O'Brien

1962 - 1966


J. Q. Hollom

1962 - 1966

J. Q. Hollom

1962 - 1966

5 & 10 

J. Q. Hollom

1966 - 1970


J. S. Fforde

1966 - 1970

J. S. Fforde

1966 - 1970

5; 10 & 20 

J. S. Fforde

1970 - 1980

J. B. Page

1980 - 1988

D. H. F. Somerset


I regret that I don't have a magnifier for my website

but you can always see these banknotes enlarged

simply by going into your "Tools" setting and under

"Zoom" and increase to 150, 200 or possibly even 250%

The banknote should still be fairly clear.


Please read my comment on grading 

before looking at the banknotes


Grading Banknotes


"Grading is an personal opinion - not an exact science !"


I have added a web page, with pictures, to show examples of what I mean.


I do not generally like using the grade UNC or UNUSED

unless the notes have come straight from a bank or machine or in an unused block !

Therefore this (generally) only applies to modern banknotes.

Most of the banknotes that have survived from the earlier period (Bradbury to O'Brien)

could have corner flicks from being counted by bank clerks, or slight mis-handling !

If the note was obtained from "general circulation" it will have passed through at 

least one set of hands so by right had been in "circulation". 

However, that note could still be un-creased !

Therefore I feel the term UNCirculated is a misnomer and should not be taken literally. 

I feel that UNC really means "Nice, New, Clean, no marks, creases, etc. and looks as 

if it just came fresh from a bank !" Impossible to prove it has NOT been circulated !

For many years the highest grade I used for banknotes was EF+ (for UNC

however this I have been told by some collectors to be confusing !

I heard what you say and therefore, from now on, I will start to re-grade the 

British banknotes on my website ( Starting - June 2018).

I will be changing mainly my EF+ & EF-EF+ graded banknotes.


UNC  for banknotes that to me look as if they are "clean, no marks, no creases

 and look as if they could have come straight from a bank" - As good as it comes !


AUNC  for banknotes that to me look as if they there is a faint flick, mark or 

 even a slight bend (NOT a hard crease). Virtually perfect !  


EF+  for banknotes that very clean but have a slight crease.

Better than EF but not quite good enough to be AUNC


EF  for banknotes that might have slight wear and a centre crease 

(Possibly on the reverse) that would be more obvious.


Grade lower than EF would be as per normal grading

and most will require the grading of BOTH sides of the banknote.

Because banknotes in lower than EF grade normally will have 

more wear or dirty on the reverse - just due to the way they were 

folded to put in a wallet. I will therefore show the grade of  

BOTH sides of banknotes - when necessary 


Pin-holes do NOT effect the grade of a note but can result in a devaluation of price.

As can numbers, postmarks, graffiti, etc. 


I try to be as careful with grading as I possibly can 


Runs of 3 (numbered) or + banknotes

Can be sold as a pair (minimum) or more than 2. 

These have been priced singly for you to work out how many you want !


A consecutive Pair of numbered banknotes

These notes have been priced for sale - as a pair.


As of 21 August 2018

So far I have altered the grades and added new stock to:

(1928-30) Mahon 10 Shillings & 1 Pound (+ pictures) 

(1930-34) Catterns 10 Shillings & 1 Pound (+ pictures) 

(1934-50) Peppiatt 10 Shillings (All 4 issues)  

Peppiatt 1 Pound - 1st issue / 2nd type 

Peppiatt 1 Pound - 2nd issue " Blue" notes 

Peppiatt 1 Pound - 3rd issue "UNTHREADED"

Peppiatt 1 pound - 4th issue "THREADED".



Work is in progress with adding and re-grading

A completely new look has been give to these pages !


The next issue will be the Fisher banknotes


The notes after that will be the

 Beale, O'Brien, White 5's; etc. 

These I will do as and when I get time !


Reference book used: English Paper Money by Duggleby / Pam West


What is meant by:


Type:   l/~~ :  l = Prefix letter;   / = (over);    ~~ = number   i.e: B/93  or B1/10


l~~l = letter, number, number, letter   i.e.  S12N


      The Prefix letters are listed under PREFIX


'Start'; 'Last' or "Replacement" Prefixes are

also listed - if we have them in stock


      More important  numbers are also listed 

as either a 'Start' or 'Last' number.  i.e:  01 or 99