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Auction: 19031 - The Lou Manzi and A. J. Simms Collections of British Banknotes & other properties
Lot: 2347

Bank of England, Frank May (1873-1893), a contemporary forgery of a £5, London, 8 February 1882, serial number 35/K 99781, black and white, ornate crowned vignette of Britannia top left, value in black tablet low left, printed signature low right,
(EPM B206a for type), included in the lot is a letter dated Dec. 23rd 1882 referring to the banknote ''as I made it myself' (most unwise!) and signed J.H. Handsley, which interestingly is also the 'Chief Cashier' signature on the banknote; a nice piece of provenance, fine, rare

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