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.
2021 BANKNOTE SHOWS.
Coin & Banknote shows I regularly attend are:
York Racecourse--January and July
Birmingham National Motorcycle Museum--every 2nd Sunday of the month (near the NEC)
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 every month except December (see dates below)
2021 Venues where I will be attending: (web links are in blue)
LONDON COIN FAIR--Holiday Inn Coram Street, Bloomsbury --upstairs in the main lobby near the stairwell entrance-- expected to be held on Saturday 3rd July 2021
YORK Stamp & Coin SHOW, York Racecourse-I can be found on the Mezzanine level upstairs to the right on table seven, next venue expected to be held on Friday 16th & Saturday 17th July 2021
LEEDS COIN & PAPER MONEY SHOW, Cedar Court Hotel, Denby Dale, near Wakefield, (just off M1- Junction 39) last Sunday of every month--next venues I attend will be on cancelled until further notice due to Covid 19.
LONDON WORLD PAPER MONEY FAIR--IBNS at The Bloomsbury Hotel, Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3NN, next venue expected to be held on Friday 1st & Saturday 2nd October 2021.
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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.
All bank cheques please make payable to IAN GRADON.
Credit card payments also available, please enquire.
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 knowledge of their numbering system is important coinciding with their use of EPG, PPG, OPG and NET for example).
The number and paper quality grading (i.e. EPQ, PPQ, OPQ for example) is the key but they can vary from company to company. I usually find that a perfectly UNC note I have had graded myself to come back as 67 or upwards with an EPQ, etc rating, higher numbers are usually given for more accurate design position front & back (centering). If unsure about a grade of a note 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
any other faults such as edge tears, pinholes or ink marks will be also mentioned.
Abbreviations from catalogue descriptions:
P or Pick--Krause Standard Catalog of World Paper Money--SCWPM-- (Volumes I, II & III)
BNB--online Banknote Book by Owen Linzmayer (tends to have more detailed info than SCWPM in certain areas)
also for Scotland I use "Paper Money of Scotland" Vol 1 & 2 by Jonathan Callaway & Dave Murphy.
Ros. =Rosenberg/Grabowski, "Die Deutschen Banknoten ab 1871", 2015 ed.
BM="Billetes Municipales Guerra Civil Espanola", Berges & Amoros--2nd edition
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 above price guides. I also like to use the online Owen Linzmayer digital Banknote Book which has more detailed information available.