Including the Straits Settlements, Malaya, British North Borneo, Sarawak, Brunei, Malaysia and Singapore

Spink is proud to announce the publication of this sumptuous new book; a celebration of a unique collection of banknotes, assembled over a period of 20 years by Mr. Frank Goon, a prominent Malaysian businessman. It is the most comprehensive collection of its type, spanning many eras of change within the lower area of South East Asia.

The collection includes many unique notes, never before seen in print; partially printed proofs, beautiful hand-executed essays, colour trials, specimens and issued notes, from the early private bank notes of 1856 to the present day.

This long-awaited celebration forms a lasting testament to this magnificent collection, as well as being an essential introduction to a new and exciting collectors market. This publication will become the benchmark and reference work for all old, new and future collectors of South East Asian banknotes.


• Private Banks of the Straits Settlements - Notes included from 1856 - 1903

• Private Issues of Malaya and Sabah - Notes included from 1878 - 1936

• The government of the Straits Settlements - Notes included from 1898 - 1935

• Sarawak - Notes included from 1861 - 1940

• British North Borneo - Notes included from 1884 - 1942

• Malaya - Notes included from 1939 - 1946

• Malaya and British Borneo - Notes included from 1953 - 1966

• Bank Negara Tanah Melayu - Notes included from 1962 - 1966

• Malaysia - Notes included from 1966

• Singapore - Notes included from 1967

• Brunei - Notes included from 1967

Issued in a limited quantity and available from the Book Department; Order ref: 4238

Hardback; 410 pages, illustrated throughout in full colour. 280 x 282mm.

"The finest book published on South East Asian banknotes" - Tony Richardson

"This collection of rare notes has given us so much pleasure, we hope this labour of love will also inspire others to share this passion." - Frank Goon

"…collectors and dealers will use this book in years to come as the ultimate reference work on this beautiful and historic series of banknotes." - Barnaby Faull

To place your order please contact the Book Department at Spink

Tel. (44) 207 563 4046 or email: [email protected] 


 £95 (plus postage)