Promissory Notes

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Hi Bank of England,

I'm sure my grandfather is a compulsive hoarder, I guess it was the war. Part of his hoarding is stamps, watches and anything monetary. That would make him a numismatist hoarder, so I affectionately call him 'Grandad Numist' on Friday's, my dad his son is the same.

I forgot what I was going to ask, silly me... Oh yes! We found a few old bank notes from around the world and Bank of England with out of date coins. Then 'Grandad Numist' found a beautiful part printed, hand written promissory note in Indian Ink. East India Civil Service Earl Grey which was dishonored for 6 days by Dutch Merchant Company to their detriment. Lots or historical research on the matter. If I could replicate such a beautiful promissory note in part, would the Bank of England accept such a promissory note in this day and age with a promise to pay you the princely sum of whatever signed by my fair hand the maker as legal tender for anything, cash, property or service. How does this dishonor thing work, why is time important. Can anyone other than a bank accept a promissory note. To be honest I would not want to bank such a beautiful specimen, bit like 'Terry's chocolate' it's mine all mine. What does BC stand for? before cadbury's.... sorry grandad needs to know how to switch his ipad on. :-)

Maybe not such a FOI request, more like your history vault kind of request.

Have a great day Bank of England.

Regards,

John Paffvett

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Dear Mr Paffvett

We acknowledge receipt of your email dated 23 April (our ref V 53835).  We
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Hi Bank of England,

Wow ! Many thanks for your informative response, it's got our tongues wagging. You missed this part out, out of curiosity ' How does this dishonor thing work, why is time important to a promissory'.

Have a great day and thanks,

John Paffvett

Enquiries, Bank of England

Dear Mr Paffvett

We acknowledge receipt of your email dated 17 May (our ref V 63958).  We
will reply in due course.

If you have any queries please contact the Bank’s Public Information and
Enquiries Group on 020 7601 4878.

Yours sincerely

 

Public Information & Enquiries Group

Bank of England |Threadneedle Street|London|EC2R 8AH|+44 20 7601 4878

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Dear Mr Paffvett

Please find attach a response to your e-mail of 17 May.

 

 

Public Information & Enquiries Group

Bank of England |Threadneedle Street|London|EC2R 8AH|+44 20 7601 4878

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