I am a father of two girls, both of whom have just graduated college – so sympathy buying from me is allowed and encouraged. My wife tells me we have been happily married for 30 years – and in this case she is correct.
My hobbies are collecting banknotes and CD’s. I have a large collection of each – and when my wife told me that I had too much money, I thought it was about time to sell some. In fact, I actually found it hard to find some of the unusual currencies on Ebay, so decided that I would try to find and sell some of the more hard to find currencies (of course as they are hard to find – I don’t always have them for sale or in stock) however, to pay the bills (and save for the girls wedding costs which hopefully is in the very distant future) I try to sell some of the regular banknotes. I really enjoy collecting and selling and through selling I have come into contact with lots of great people – I look forward to maybe meeting you one day also.
I decided to start blogging about some of the unique stories behind the notes I sell and collect. There is so much rich history to these beautiful notes that I wanted to share and maybe I can generate interest in others collecting bank notes. I hope to pass on my love and excitement for banknotes to others. I still get excited to open a new delivery of notes, and feel the crispness and smell that banknote smell. (I wonder if Airwick; makes this scent for their plug-ins?) I also get a thrill seeing people order notes from my store, and shipping them out – hoping they will get as much enjoyment out of looking at them, and researching all the depictions and history.
I especially like to hear when notes are brought for children – I am not very smart, but I do know where Lesotho is (and the denomination of their notes – and I didn’t have to stay in a Holiday Inn to find out) I think, and that is hard for me, that collecting banknotes is a great educational tool, and when I do talks about banknotes I always pledge that any child who collects banknotes will be top of the class in geography in no time.
I am always happy to help find notes for people, but some notes are hard to find and expensive (if they weren’t then you wouldn’t be asking me to find them) but I will always do what I can to help, but can not promise I can find them – but I do have some great contacts all over the world, so you never know, unless you ask.
This is just a brief introduction to who I am and the business I have, my daughter helps a lot with my business as I am not that technologically savvy and we both will be posting more blogs about some of the interesting facts and stories behind the notes we collect and sell
Thank you for reading!