News & Notes Volume IV, No. 40

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          News & Notes Volume IV, No. 40

                         March 26, 2019


     Currency Coming and Going

     The Business of Collecting

        International Paper Money Show, Kansas City 2019

     New Banknote Issues

     Banknote, Security Printing, and Cash Management Industries

      From the Annals of Crime


                           "This is Kenya. Impossible is possible" (Kenyans).

                        Websites to Like

                                                         (in no particular order)





Hi Neighbor!

I've been an IBNS member for some time and now that I'm retired, I have joined the Oklahoma City Coin Club, ANA, & now SPMC.  The SPMC journals are great, with in depth articles and I now received my first News & Notes.  It is very useful, with several links of interest.  I see you mention new books, so I thought I would mention I have addeed American Bank Note Company Test Notes catalog to the list of books I have published.   The others are also on test notes, but too large to economically print in color (500+ & 800+ pages).  Here are some specifics of the ABNC book:

  • All 90 ABNC test, advertising, color sample, promotional, salesman's sample notes, including 148 sub-varieties.
  • All 148 notes from 26 known printer firms producing test notes that were predecessors or were acquired by ABNC from 1850 forward.
  • Attributing 1,701 with over twice as many sub-varieties, such as date, logo, address, color, material, security device differences, and others.
  • 86 pages, spiral bound book with 65# white laser glossy paper cover to allow laying book on flat surface.
  • Current catalog values
  • Cross reference "family trees" of all firms that formed the American Bank Note Company

Information on all the catalogs is available at the test note page of my website here:


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Thanks Roland! I will add it to the newletter.