On the 17th of July 2013, Spink will be holding the fourth and final auction of the highly celebrated David Kirch Collection of English Provincial Banknotes. It is the largest collection of provincial banknotes to ever come on to the market, and it has gathered massive interest from collectors. This legendary series of sales is soon to come to a memorable end.

The collection was amassed by David Kirch, a private collector currently at the top of the Sunday Times Giving List. All proceeds from the auctions are being donated to the David Kirch Charitable Trust.

Part IV focuses on Yorkshire and the North and includes a number of valuable items from Cumberland, County Durham, Lancashire, Northumberland, Westmoreland and Yorkshire.

These items include four rare £5 notes:

Lot 4118, 1907, from the Lancaster Banking Company Limited, estimated at £700-900:


Lot 4281, an unissued £5 note from Bradford Commercial Joint Stock Banking Company Limited, estimated at £400-500:


Lot 4345, 1911-1919, from West Yorkshire Bank Limited, estimated at £600-800:


Lot 4478, 1891, from Leeds Bank, estimated at £700-900:


The David Kirch Collection of English Provincial Banknotes includes a vast array of notes from banks throughout England, offering a significant insight into the economic and financial development of an entire country. Part IV of the auction is your final chance to own a very real piece of your town's history.

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