Banknotes bidding is right on the money
A COLLECTION of eight old Yorkshire banknotes dating back to 1800 fetched £1,728 at Dix Noonan Webb in London. Top price, of £816, was for a Skipton Bank one-pound note dated May 11, 1822 for Chippindale, Netherwood and Carr. A message on the back, confirming payment for this note in 1848 after being “found in her husband’s drawer”, is signed by John Carr. Paolozzi as a promotional booklet box for Nairn Floors (£552); two continental carved meerschaum pipes (£195); a Chinese carved ivory puzzle ball (£172); and six handwritten 18th and 19th-century recipe books £885 – 10 times more than anticipated.
GRATE EXPECTATIONS: This York-made nutmeg grater made £2,440 at auction.