Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Uncirculated Banknotes

Collecting Uncirculated (UNC) banknotes is an ideal hobby for anyone short of funds or storage space, an the notes themselves are often very attractive.

Often the most attractive notes come from the poorest countries, probably because sales of UNC notes are a useful source of much-needed revenue for them.

The notes in our picture are Trinidad and Tobago $1 notes, dated 2006. They are especially interesting as they feature addition features not seen in some earlier versions of this note, which were introduced to make it more difficult to deter counterfeiters.

To see our full stock of UNC notes, click on http://stores.ebay.co.uk/hoonalooncollectables.

Happy collecting !

Nick and Ann-Marie

Monday, 23 November 2015

Vintage Cheque - Falkirk Royal Infirmary / North of scotaland Bank Ltd - 1947

Specially for those who enjoy ephemera, we present this vintage cheque drawn on an account held by Falkirk and District Royal Infirmary with the North of Scotland Bank Ltd.
Dated 31 Dec 1947, the cheque authorises payment of £55.00 to a Dr George Ferguson, whose signature appears on the rear of the cheque.
Happy Collecting ! 
Nick and Ann-Marie

Monday, 8 June 2015

Hoonaloon News 8 June 2015 - More Banknotes and another Happy Customer

It`s always a good feeling when a customer gets in touch to express their appreciation, so we were glad to hear from Andy J, who had recently purchased some uncirculated banknotes for his collection.

Andy contacted us "to say how very very very very pleased I am with all the purchased notes. Very crisp, clean notes, efficient and excellent service. ". 

Contacted to ask if he minded being quoted he responded "I have no objection to you using me as a quote,  I was only telling the truth.".

Thanks to Andy for his generous comments and for his continued support.

That brings me to some banknotes we have recently added to our listings, a selection of which are  pictured here ;

In truth, uncirculated banknotes have been selling well recently, and this little top-up order of around 24 notes will be followed by further acquisitions soon so we can continue to provide collectors with the range of choice they want.

As always, visit us at http://stores.ebay.co.uk/hoonalooncollectables   to see what else we have to offer.

Happy Collecting !

Nick and Ann-Marie
Hoonaloon Collectables

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Hoonaloon New 16 May 2015 - Egyptian First Day Covers

At any given time you can always find a supply of Egyptian banknotes and First Day Covers among our listings.

Recently we were lucky enough to acquire a job lot of Egyptian FDCs dating from the period 1958 - 1966 to add to our existing stock, which tend to be mostly modern. Putting them all online
is time-consuming but we are making good progress.

To me personally, Egypt has produced some of the most interesting and attractive covers you could hope to find. Certainly their appeal is not just to Egyptophile philatelists but also to those who simply appreciate the designs.
As always, find out more by clicking here ;
Happy Collecting !

Hoonaloon News 16 May 2015 - Simon Drew Signed Book

Time for another trawl through our online emporium.

Among the books we find a copy of Simon Drew`s Spot the Book Title, signed by the author in his trademark green ink.

Subtitled "a collection of cryptic nonsense and pointless hidden meanings", this book is a must for Mr D`s many fans.

Find it among our stock at http://stores.ebay.co.uk/hoonalooncollectables

Happy collecting !

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Hoonaloon News 28 April 2015 - Uncirculated Banknotes - A Cheap and Cheerful Hobby

Collecting uncirculated banknotes has become a popular hobby in recent times, no doubt due to the affordability and attractiveness of many of the notes on offer.

Budding collectors are presented with an almost mind-boggling level of choice often for a very limited outlay.

I myself began a collection a while ago and it seemed natural as our business began to diversify to begin to deal in them myself.

Here are a few recent additions to our stock ;


Banknotes (from top) ; Bangladesh 1 Taka 1982, Russia 1 Rouble 1991, Turkmenistan 5 Manat 1993, Vietnam 100 Dong 1991 .
These and others from our stock can be founded by clicking here ;
Happy Collecting !

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Hoonaloon ! 14 April 2015

Each week, we`re planning to highlight one item from our stock of badges, books, First Day Covers and Banknotes.

This week we have selected this American badge from a branch of Lions Clubs International ;

It relates to a particular Lions Club branch in Chicago, which seems to have a strongly  Hispanic American membership.

The Branch is identified on the badge (Chicago District 1A), as is the year (1980). Around the edge of the badge are a variety of phrases representing different aspects of HIspanic American culture ( Pan American / Azteca / Jose Marti / Borinquen etc).

The badge is clean, intact and undamaged with only light wear.

Along with a selection of other items from our stock, this badge can be found at ;