Ian Gradon World Paper Money.
Welcome to my website for rare and collectable world banknotes.
Here you will find selected listings of my current
stocks of GB and world paper money. There are many high grade and scarcer
notes for you to look through. Please see below for terms of sale, payment
instructions and also a guide to the Grading System plus some of the
abbreviations used to describe the general condition of the notes.
All enquiries are treated with the strictest confidence.
scarce & collectable banknotes for sale.
2017 BANKNOTE FAIRS.
Coin & Banknote fairs I regularly attend are:
York Racecourse--January and July
Motorcycle Museum--every 2nd Sunday of the month
Holiday Inn, Coram Street, Bloomsbury--near Russell Square tube
Bloomsbury Hotel, Gt Russell Street--near Tottenham Court Road tube
Cedar Court Hotel--last Sunday of the month except December
Polfermolen, Valkenburg--near Maastricht -- April & September
2017 FAIRS where I will have a table : (web links are in blue)
LONDON COIN FAIR--Holiday Inn Coram Street, Bloomsbury --upstairs in the main lobby near the stairwell entrance--buying and selling--Saturday 2nd September 2017.
YORK Stamp & Coin SHOW, York Racecourse-I can be found on the Mezzanine level upstairs to the right on table seven, Friday 21st July & Saturday 22nd July 2017.
LEEDS COIN & PAPER MONEY SHOW , Cedar Court Hotel, Denby Dale, near Wakefield, (just off M1- Junction 39) last Sunday of every month--next venue I attend will be on Sunday 25th June 2017.
MAASTRICHT PAPER MONEY BOURSE the Polfermolen in Valkenburg (near Maastricht, Netherlands), the next show is Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th September 2017--the largest paper money show in Europe-my table numbers are K9+K10.
LONDON WORLD PAPER MONEY FAIR--IBNS at The Bloomsbury Hotel, Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3NN, next venue is Friday 29th & Saturday 30th September 2017.
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Overseas -- Insured "Signed For" £8 (up to £50 cover) and £10 (over £50 to a maximum of £500 cover). Most post will be sent both tracked & traced where possible.
overseas customers, please click on the link below to check the value
of your currency against Sterling and to calculate currency conversions.
my PAYPAL address is firstname.lastname@example.org
|Bank Note Grading|
TPG (third party graded or slabbed) banknotes are self describing but you will usually find them more conservatively graded than IBNS.The number and paper quality grade is the key but they can vary from company to company. I usually find a perfect UNC note I have had graded personally to be 65 or upwards with a PPQ, EPQ rating, etc, higher numbers are usually given for more accurate design position front & back (centering as they call it). If unsure about a notes' grade please email me for more accurate descriptions.
the following is a simple guide only:
aU/UNC = almost UNC to UNC (i.e. edge flick, minor handling or light corner fold)
aUNC= almost UNC (minor handling up to the lightest centre fold)
Good extremely fine (light centre fold &/or minor handling) i.e. PMG58
F = Fine - (many folds, wrinkling, etc, presentable) i.e. PMG25
Abbreviations from catalogue descriptions:
P or Pick -- Standard Catalog of World Paper Money (3 latest volumes
I, II & III)
Ros =Holger Rosenberg, Die Deutschen Banknoten ab 1871, 2015 ed.BMGC=Billetes Municipales Guerra Civil, Amoros & Gari 2002 ed.
I have an extensive library of other banknote pricing catalogues and many are used to find the most up-to-date prices outside of the scope of the Krause World price guides. I also use the online Owen Linzmayer digital Banknote Book which has more detailed information available.