A new book on Greek banknotes has been published. Found via the September 17, 2019 issue of News & Notes from the Society of Paper Money Collectors. -Editor
Since the mid-1980s, most of the large archive of the American Bank Note Company (ABNC) and Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co. (BWC) had gradually began to be auctioned. In
this way, collectors were able to obtain a huge number of items related to the creation and printing of banknotes of these two companies. Within this wealth of objects, there were
also some books on whose pages there were attached many black and white photos of proof banknotes at various stages of their preparation. These were collages of drawings and
various individual printed parts such as vigniettes, geometric patterns, signatures or serial numbers.
The photographic proofs and the accompanying notes gave us a lot of information about the alternative forms that our banknotes could have, and that they filled many gaps in our
"banknote" history. It is believed that these photographic proofs are the only surviving copies of the kind currently available in the collector market.
The present work is divided into two main parts. First, it is described how the banknotes were being made 100-150 years ago, and in the second follows the presentation of the
photographic proofs divided into sections according to the issuing authority.
The catalogue is a paperback edition, printed in full color. It consists of 208 pages and it is bilingual (Greek & English).
For more information, or to order, see:
Greek Banknotes - Ελληνικά Χαρτονομίσματα (http://greeknotes.blogspot.com/)
The ATLAS Collection Archival Photographic Proofs Of Greek Banknotes
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