Monday, August 30, 2010

10 Consecutive Orchid 25 Dollar Banknotes UNC

Above is a set of 10 consecutive Orchid 25 dollars banknotes. As mentioned in my earlier posts, these notes are relatively rare due to their limited print. To find a set of 10 pieces in running order is not an easy feat.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Singapore Orchid Series 1 Dollar HSS w/o seal

Saw and purchased this set of 4 consecutive Singapore Orchid 1 Dollar a few days back. It is a really nice set with no signs of foxing (yellowing), folds and handling marks. It is also fairly uncommon as it is of the HSS w/o seal variety.

Singapore Ship 10 Dollar Replacement & 50 Dollars Light Blue Fancy No.

The note featured above is a Ship series 10 Dollar Replacement note. Note the Z/1 prefix before the 6 digit serial numbers. These replacement notes are uncommon as printing technology has been greatly improved since the early days, notes which had defects when printing also decreased significantly.

The note featured above is a Ship series 50 Dollar note. This version of 50 dollars actually comes in a 3 versions, namely the light blue without silver thread, the light blue with silver thead (as above) and the dark blue ones. This note has also a fancy no of 777707.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Singapore Ship 10 Dollar Error Notes

These notes are in running consecutive order. Take note of the top margin, the printing is shifted up, or some would classify this error as cutting error. The top is significantly "cut" off, while the bottom has a larger blank space.

Friday, August 6, 2010

5 Consecutive Malaya 1953 Queen Elizabeth 1 dollar UNC

This is a set of 5 pieces of mint uncirculated Malaya 1953 Queen Elizabeth 1 dollar banknotes. These notes are quite hard to come by and for them to be in a set of 5 consecutive notes in this pristine condition is not easy. These notes were used briefly in Singapore from the period of 1950s to 1960s, and most of you grandparents would find them familiar. Back then, 1 dollar could easily buy you a few day worth of meals. During the Channel 8 shows aired recently which had scenes from the 1950s, these exact notes were being used as props in their sets.

You can view more of my Malaya notes under the Pre-1967 banknotes section of my blog.