Banknotes from this collection by father and son Amon Carter Sr & Amon Carter Jr are regarded as some of the best examples in the world. Amon Jr was a prolific collector-dealer and held the title of IBNS Life Member #5.
It is noted that much of their collection of paper currency was acquired from private estates. John N. Rowe III privately sold much of the Carter collection’s world paper money.
George Webber, a Jersey businessman, accumulated most of his collection during the 1970s. His collection was sold through Spink and Son, including the BNZ £100, estimated at £400-500.
Author of New Zealand Trading Banks and Early Paper Currency
Auctioneers Spink and Son sold the BNZ £100 again in their World Banknotes Part I & Part II Auction:
Bank of New Zealand, specimen £100, Auckland, 18-, black and white, value in brown at centre, Maoris and landscape at left (PS 196 for type) purple SPECIMEN handstamp, perforated, good extremely fine and the only Auckland 19th Century note believed extant, Ex. Larkworthy, Amon Carter and George Webber Collections
It realized a sum of £8,800 + Buyer's Premium against their estimate of £2,500-3,000.
After nearly a decade in private hands, the £100 made an appearance on the front cover of the Australasian Coin and Banknote Magazine.
Banknotes of New Zealand Trading Banks by Robert Pepping. This exact note illustrated under: One Hundred Pounds Number Three Issue - Some known Trial, Proof and Specimen notes
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