Old bank notes up for auction

Retford bank note which is set to be auctioned
Retford bank note which is set to be auctioned
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THE history of a Retford bank will be remembered when two of its old £1 notes go up for auction next week.

The Bank of Retford was established by aristocrats Roger Pocklington and William Dickinson in 1799 and closed after just 10 years of trading.

Now two £1 bank notes issued by the bank in 1808 will go up for auction by London Coins in Bracknell on Saturday 5th March.

The notes are not legal tender, they are often highly sought after by collectors, according to London Coins general manager Semra Cetin.

“During this era many provincial banks sprung up across the British Isles all printing their own notes.”

“Although these notes have long since lost their redeemable value they have a much more substantial value to collectors,” she said.

The bank notes will be sold separately and have an estimated combined total of between £140 and £220.