my mail and book sale goodies the other day, I forgot to tell you about my great find at the Briggs Auction a couple of weeks ago. There were two boxes of old bank notes for sale, and I had my eye on them from the time I entered the building.
Inside is a mix of old money from countries as diverse as India, Egypt, Spain, Germany, Poland, Italy, Turkey, USSR, Pakistan, Belgium, and Brazil. Some are tattered, torn, and taped, while others are in such perfect condition that they don't look real at all. I was noticing how many of the bills feature delightful portraits of political and cultural leaders, or symbolic figures.