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            British Banknote

          CATTERNS five pounds bank note of 1932,  issued in  NEWCASTLE ON TYNE.   B228g
          The top right corner is missing?  The paper was hand made in a wooden trays,  one sheet
          at a time. One sheet being enough to cut into two note size pieces. Three edges of each
           banknote are deckled,  one is cut/straight. Confirming this is £5 watermarked paper.

                                                                 Notches

            

   

      The right hand edges of the notes shown above in order of denomination: £5, £10, £20, £50, £100
 
      The notches appear on the right hand edge only, which is always deckled
      For further reading :- Promises to Pay  page 98

      In order to prevent banknotes being printed on the wrong watermarked paper,  Portals created
      a simple solution.  As the sheet of paper was moulded, a small notch was formed on the right
      hand  edge,  at  a  specific  point  for each  denomination.   This  ensured  the  banknotes were
      printed on the correct watermarked paper.  The  paper  was made up  to  create a pair of  notes,
      thus, the left hand note has a cut /straight right hand edge and three deckled edges, top, bottom
      and left. The right hand note has a cut/straight left hand edge and three deckled edges, top, bottom
      and right - the right hand with the relevant notch for the denomination.

 

      This method also utilised on the £200, £500 and £1000 notes
      The £200 notch is between the £20 and £50 notch
      The £500 notch is between the £10 and £20 notch
      The £1000 notch is between the £5 and £10 notch

  

  

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