Ban­knotes bid­ding is right on the money

Yorkshire Post - YP Magazine - - Homes&garden -

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.

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