Press release from Spink:
long-awaited second edition of Banknotes of British Malaya, The
Frank Goon Collection including The Straits Settlements, Malaya,
British North Borneo, Sarawak, Brunei, Malaysia and Singapore,
by Frank Goon, is set to be released on Aug. 15.
by Spink, the second edition is a masterpiece and a testament to a
lifetime of banknote collecting. It is also the first volume in the
Spink Connoisseur Series, a must for any collector of the Straits
areas and a seminal reference work.
Goon’s love of collecting began at an early age, his curiosity piqued
at the sight of older boys using Japanese Banana money as “monopoly”
money, as, after the Second World War, these notes had very little value.
collecting, his interests began to centre around non-issued notes, in
the form of colour trials, essays, partially printed or rare “one-off”
notes prepared by the printing houses for the approval of various governments.
his collection includes some of the most beautiful partially printed
proofs, meticulously hand-executed essays, specimens and issued notes
— some of which are entirely unique!
is delighted to have had a hand in bringing this book to the world,
and sincerely hopes that it will be a book for collectors and dealers
to use as the ultimate reference work on this beautiful and historic
series of banknotes. Every country needs a “Frank Goon” to commend
this hobby to the world at such a high level.
more Information about the book, visit the firm’s website.
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