13th April 2018: The IBNS London Forum

April 10, 2018 Share Source

On Friday, 13th April 2018, the IBNS London Forum will be taking place at the Auction Room of the Spink in London's Bloomsbury, UK. It will be followed by a Windsor Castle visit on the Saturday,14th April 2018.

Held at the historic London auction house (founded in 1666) which hosts regular sales of coins, stamps, books and collectibles, no location could be better suited for the International Bank Note Society's latest forum. Seven key speakers are lined up to share their expertise in banknote production, including our very own Gerben van Wijk (ICA). 


Beginning with coffee and an official welcome by Pam West, Chair of the IBNS London committee and collector of BoE banknotes,  the forum will then get into gear with a speech by Richard Scott Morel. A curator of the British Library's Philatelic Collections, Morel will share with the audience an account of 'Alfred Joseph Bull and his Contributions to Banknote Design'. Followed by Mari-Anne Snäll and her segment on 'All that glitters', why movement is the new gold'. 

After a quick coffee break, banknote collector Trever Wilkin will offer his expertise on the niche topic of 'Banknotes of the French Pacific to 1950', followed by Jonathan Callaway and his segment on 'Aspects of Scottish Banknote Design 1695-2017'. 

Lunch will be included and will offer a very convenient opportunity to meet industry enthusiasts and discuss everything banknote-related.

In the afternoon, Gerben van Wijk from KBA NotaSys will be taking listeners through 'A Short Tour through the Wonderful World of Banknote Production' in his 2.10pm speech (not to be missed!). 

Following van Wijk, there will be two last speeches: one about Sweden's numismatic history and on about polymer banknotes and their future. In between, a spot of tea. 

To ensure a memorable ending to the forum, there will also be group photographs and awards presented by Pam West. 

Excerpt from IBNS's event page

The London Branch of the International Bank Note Society (IBNS) is a group of individuals who are interested in promoting the study of and sharing their knowledge of banknotes and paper currencies.  We meet on the last Thursday of the month (except September and December) from 18:30 onwards at:

To register for the Forum, simply email forum2018@ibnslondon.org.uk

 If you are able to stay in or near London for the 2018 Educational Banknote Forum a trip has been arranged to Windsor Castle on Saturday 14th April.  Places are again limited and need to be reserved as soon as possible.  

To join the Windsor Castle trip, simply email forum2018@ibnslondon.org.uk 


The IBNS is not just a society of collectors, it is a fraternity of fellow-minded people. Many members have corresponded for years, without ever meeting their correspondents. The IBNS has numerous chapters throughout the world which allow members to meet, share a common interest, and offer the opportunity to learn of bank notes and their stories from other dedicated collectors.

For more information about the IBNS why not visit their website www.theibns.org.

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Last Updated: April 12, 2018