July 22, 2010 – Token Publishing announces a new book written by Roger Outing on the Provincial Banknotes of England and Wales. The publishers are sure that this catalogue featuring hundreds of banknotes pictured in full color with all known provincial note issues included is to become THE standard reference work on the subject.
The study and collecting of Provincial Banknotes has been part of notaphilly for many years; the notes themselves are treasured as much for their aesthetic appeal as their rarity and the banks that issued them are names that have gone down in history—many are still fondly remembered today. The subject of “local” banks and their notes appeals far beyond the relatively narrow confines of the specialist banknote hobby with collectors ranging from local historians through to bankers, all eager to own a little piece of history for themselves. As their interest in the topic has grown so too has the need for information on this fascinating subject—a need that Roger Outing has sought to cater for in the Standard Catalogue of the Provincial Banknotes of England and Wales. Cataloguing the banks, and their note issues, has been attempted in part before and there are many other worthy tomes on aspects of this area of collecting, but never has such a complete work as this Standard Catalogue made it to press. In one volume the author has listed all the private and Joint Stock banks of England and Wales, including those of London, and in doing so has provided a framework for the banknote issues of these banks to be listed in as much detail as is currently known. This Standard Catalogue has succeeded in filling a noticeable gap in the market and is certain to rapidly become the standard reference book for this fascinating subject.
Roger Outing, The Standard Catalogue of the Provincial Banknotes of England & Wales published by Token Publishing Ltd. in July 2010, Hardback, 536pp, ISBN 978-1-870192-94-1, £75.00.