About this lot


Bank of England, Kenneth O. Peppiatt, £500 banknote, London 15 November 1935, serial number 10/R 09042, creases and stains, small tearsThe vendor tells us: "This belonged to Lady Peggy Hoare, (nee Coventry), it was in an envelope having been unopened since her mother, Virginia Viscountess Deerhurst, died. This thought was based on the fact that the key was sealed in an envelope marked Viscountess Deerhurst.Following the death of her husband, Viscountess Deerhurst was short of money, and funds were occasionally sent over in the form of large bank notes from her half cousins, the Carvers, who were ship builders in the USA. Her half sister, Louise Bonynge, had married Maxwell Carver."Private deceased estate collection. Previously folded several times. Tear to lower left corner. Red-brown stains to lower section, centre fold and spots above. Other small open tears along right-hand fold and at the intersection of left fold lines. Pinhole top left. corner creases and edge nicks and tears. signature to verso in ink. See images.

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