A small hoard of 33 - consecutive 'Catterns' White £5 notes were auctioned off on 2 June 2007
(Numbers 004/J 44323 to 004/J 44355)
were discovered whilst throwing an old organ pipe onto a fire and a white £5 note fluttered out !
Luckily the pipe was removed from the flames before any serious damage could be done to the notes.
All of these notes being a consecutive run were in virtually uncirculated condition.
They have a tiny amount of 'yellowing' which could be of age or from the heat of the fire !
* The example above shows a tiny part of 'yellowing' part way along the top edge - hardly noticeable !
There was fierce competition to purchase them from both collectors and dealers alike as Catterns white 5 pound notes have been scarce in any grade on dealers lists over the last few years. Each note was sold separately with the top price of £894.00 being paid for more than one of them !!!! Which is amazing as all of the notes varied by only a small margin in grade !!