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From the iconic Emperor Stradivarius violin to the vintage Frazer-Nash Replica they can unlock a world of treasures

Background imagePounds Collection: BIG CHEESE

BIG CHEESE
Cheese weighing 1000 pounds (lbs) given as a gift to King George III in 1793 from the Duchy of Chester. Presumably a Cheshire cheese? Two men stand by to give an idea of scale

Background imagePounds Collection: Frazer-Nash Replica

Frazer-Nash Replica
A marque for the serious sports-car enthusiast, the oddly-named Frazer-Nash T.T. Replica is priced at over six hundred pounds. Date: 1937

Background imagePounds Collection: The Emperor Stradivarius violin

The Emperor Stradivarius violin
The famous Emperor Stradivarius violin, dating from 1715. It was bought by the violinist and composer Jan Kubelik in 1910 for 10, 000 -- the highest price paid for a violin to that date. "

Background imagePounds Collection: Jersey Airways Poster

Jersey Airways Poster
Poster, I d prefer Jersey Airways. A cartoon of animals powering and piloting a flying machine above a rough sea, with a Jersey Airways biplane high above them

Background imagePounds Collection: Highwayman Cottington

Highwayman Cottington
John Cottington (aka Mulled Sack) robs an army pay wagon on Shotover Hill, near Oxford, and relieves it of 4000 pounds. He will hang in 1656 aged 45

Background imagePounds Collection: Old Uk Money 1969

Old Uk Money 1969
A pile of " old" United Kindom currency, including pound notes shillings and copper coins before Decimalisation occurred on 15 February 1971

Background imagePounds Collection: Cartoon, The Macmillion (Andrew Carnegie)

Cartoon, The Macmillion (Andrew Carnegie)
Cartoon, The Macmillion -- Andrew Carnegie (1835 - 1919), Scottish-American industrialist, business magnate, and philanthropist

Background imagePounds Collection: Advert, William Younger & Co, Breweries, Edinburgh

Advert, William Younger & Co, Breweries, Edinburgh
Advert for William Younger & Co Limited, Abbey & Holyrood Breweries, Edinburgh, Scotland. 1905

Background imagePounds Collection: Volkswagen VW Classic Camper van (split-screen, 21-window Samba Bus), 1960, Orange

Volkswagen VW Classic Camper van (split-screen, 21-window Samba Bus), 1960, Orange
Volkswagen VW Classic Camper van (split-screen, 21-window Samba Bus) 1960 Orange & white 100k 125 miles from new

Background imagePounds Collection: Largest horse in the world

Largest horse in the world
This horse, a Belgian stallion called Brooklyn Supreme was at one time the worlds largest horse, 19.2 hands high and 3, 200 pounds in weight. Date: 1930s

Background imagePounds Collection: Carbine, Self-Loading, . 30 In M1

Carbine, Self-Loading, . 30 In M1
M1. 30 in self-loading carbine, 1942 (c); General Motors Incorporated, Inland Division. Developed as a carbine for issue to second-line troops and officers

Background imagePounds Collection: Haverfordwest Railway Station, Pembrokeshire, South Wales

Haverfordwest Railway Station, Pembrokeshire, South Wales
Passengers waiting for the 1040 to Paddington, on the up platform of Haverfordwest Railway Station in Pembrokeshire, South Wales

Background imagePounds Collection: Triumph Dolomite

Triumph Dolomite
A handsome family tourer which is modestly priced at under four hundred pounds. Date: 1937

Background imagePounds Collection: Little girl at a window -- No Walk Today

Little girl at a window -- No Walk Today
A little Victorian girl stands at a window, watching the rain -- a black and white reproduction of a painting by Sophie Anderson entitled No Walk Today

Background imagePounds Collection: JAGUAR 100

JAGUAR 100
An early member of Britains renowned sports family, this is the S.S. 2.5 litre Jaguar 100, priced at just under a thousand pounds. Date: 1937

Background imagePounds Collection: Mercedes Benz Coupe

Mercedes Benz Coupe
A handsome two-door coupe, super-charged for high performance, and costing you a stunning two thousand pounds plus - the price of a dozen family saloons ! Date: 1937

Background imagePounds Collection: The One Pound Look by Ricardo Brook

The One Pound Look by Ricardo Brook
Front cover of The Bystander special issue focusing on the fall in the value of the pound during the first half of 1920. Here a rather aristocratic looking gentleman is fashioned out of a pound sign

Background imagePounds Collection: Puccini / Butterfly / Record

Puccini / Butterfly / Record
Complete on 16 records, at 4 shillings and sixpence each, or complete for three pounds and twelve shillings - at least 100 pounds in todays money !

Background imagePounds Collection: 1970S CASH REGISTER

1970S CASH REGISTER
A National Class 51 cash register, in use before Decimalisation in February 1971. Date: early 1970s

Background imagePounds Collection: The biggest potato on record in 1879. The Maggie Murphy potato weighing 86lbs

The biggest potato on record in 1879. The Maggie Murphy potato weighing 86lbs
878559 The biggest potato on record in 1879. The Maggie Murphy potato weighing 86lbs. 10oz.From The Strand Magazine published 1897.; Private Collection

Background imagePounds Collection: Henri Farman winning the Grand Prix of two thousand pounds for the longest flight of 112 miles in

Henri Farman winning the Grand Prix of two thousand pounds for the longest flight of 112 miles in a Farman III Biplane
693725 Henri Farman winning the Grand Prix of two thousand pounds for the longest flight of 112 miles in a Farman III Biplane at The Grande Semaine d'Aviation de la Champagne, Reims

Background imagePounds Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - The Girl Friend

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - The Girl Friend
The Caption is The Girl Friend. The printed message on the back says Your country needs your L.S.D. [Pounds, Shillings and Pence] to help it win the Victory. Cute Kids WW2 Wartime humour Date: 1943

Background imagePounds Collection: A wad of five pound notes. 17th June 1973

A wad of five pound notes. 17th June 1973

Background imagePounds Collection: Pounds Bridge, near Penshurst, Kent

Pounds Bridge, near Penshurst, Kent - Painted by landscape artist Alfred Robert Quinton for the Sevenoaks based publishing and printing company J. Salmon, and reproduced as a local view postcard

Background imagePounds Collection: HMS Stalker, a Mk. III LST

HMS Stalker, a Mk. III LST
HMS Stalker, a Mark III LST (Landing Ship, Tank), previously known as LST 3515, seen at the Pounds of Portsmouth scrapyard circa 2006

Background imagePounds Collection: RMS Titanic - Relief Fund cheque, Mrs M A Ransom

RMS Titanic - Relief Fund cheque, Mrs M A Ransom
RMS Titanic - Relief Fund cheque dated 28 April 1917 for four pounds and two shillings to Mrs M A (Martha Ann) Ransom, widow of first class saloon steward and victim James Ransom of Knowle, Bristol

Background imagePounds Collection: Cunard QE2 maiden round the world voyage brochure

Cunard QE2 maiden round the world voyage brochure
Maiden round-the-world voyage of Cunard QE2, leaving 4 January 1975, brochure detailing itinerary and price in pounds plus dates. Date: 1975

Background imagePounds Collection: Louise Pounds, actress, singer, theatrical studio portrait

Louise Pounds, actress, singer, theatrical studio portrait
Louise Pounds, actress and singer, (1872 ?? 1970), theatrical studio portrait, in gown and frilled hood, captioned Miss Louie Pounds'

Background imagePounds Collection: The Misses Pounds

The Misses Pounds
A watercolour group portrait of two similarly dressed women, one seated, one standing. Date: circa 1922

Background imagePounds Collection: McDonnell Douglas F-15A-6-MC Eagle 72-0119 Streak Eagle

McDonnell Douglas F-15A-6-MC Eagle 72-0119 Streak Eagle (MSN 0019/A017)on display at the National Museum of the USAF, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

Background imagePounds Collection: Advert, Twin Deck Celebritone Gramophone

Advert, Twin Deck Celebritone Gramophone, complete installation £125 Date: 1929

Background imagePounds Collection: Advert, Wheeler & Wilson's No. 6 Sewing Machine

Advert, Wheeler & Wilson's No. 6 Sewing Machine
Advert, Wheeler & Wilson's new rotary-hook lock-stitch No. 6 Sewing Machine, price £9. Date: 1875

Background imagePounds Collection: May good fortune smile on you this Christmas! (colour litho)

May good fortune smile on you this Christmas! (colour litho)
3641799 May good fortune smile on you this Christmas! (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: May good fortune smile on you this Christmas)

Background imagePounds Collection: The two heaviest brothers in the world, weighing a total of 1118 pounds (b / w photo)

The two heaviest brothers in the world, weighing a total of 1118 pounds (b / w photo)
1095066 The two heaviest brothers in the world, weighing a total of 1118 pounds (b/w photo) by French Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imagePounds Collection: Alexandria (chromolitho)

Alexandria (chromolitho)
735672 Alexandria (chromolitho) by European School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Alexandria. Liebig card)

Background imagePounds Collection: Comic postcard, Little boy and old man - saving money Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Little boy and old man - saving money Date: 20th century

Background imagePounds Collection: You Certainly Can Roll Out The Dough (colour litho)

You Certainly Can Roll Out The Dough (colour litho)
3093971 You Certainly Can Roll Out The Dough (colour litho) by American School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: You Certainly Can Roll Out The Dough)

Background imagePounds Collection: Comic postcard, Pretty young woman at the bank Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Pretty young woman at the bank Date: 20th century

Background imagePounds Collection: Holy Trinity Church

Holy Trinity Church, in Marylebone, Westminster, London, is a Grade I listed former Anglican church, built in 1828 by Sir John Soane

Background imagePounds Collection: British army soldier guarding a Bank of England Five Pound Note, 1886-95 (colour litho)

British army soldier guarding a Bank of England Five Pound Note, 1886-95 (colour litho)
488415 British army soldier guarding a Bank of England Five Pound Note, 1886-95 (colour litho) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imagePounds Collection: Cartoon, Little birds who can sing

Cartoon, Little birds who can sing and don t sing must not be surprised if they have to pay fifty pounds sometimes. John Sims Reeves (1821-1900), operatic, oratorio and ballad singer

Background imagePounds Collection: Advert for an appearance of Mr Mansfield, a second Daniel Lambert, weighing 469 pounds (engraving)

Advert for an appearance of Mr Mansfield, a second Daniel Lambert, weighing 469 pounds (engraving)
586194 Advert for an appearance of Mr Mansfield, a second Daniel Lambert, weighing 469 pounds (engraving) by English School

Background imagePounds Collection: Knocking down a Wild Beast Show, the Sale of the Royal Windsor Castle Menagerie (engraving)

Knocking down a Wild Beast Show, the Sale of the Royal Windsor Castle Menagerie (engraving)
1045583 Knocking down a Wild Beast Show, the Sale of the Royal Windsor Castle Menagerie (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Knocking down a Wild Beast Show)

Background imagePounds Collection: Purse full of Money, Christmas Card (chromolitho)

Purse full of Money, Christmas Card (chromolitho)
730960 Purse full of Money, Christmas Card (chromolitho) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Purse full of Money)

Background imagePounds Collection: Royal Haymarket Bank, joke theatrical bank note (engraving)

Royal Haymarket Bank, joke theatrical bank note (engraving)
610594 Royal Haymarket Bank, joke theatrical bank note (engraving) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Royal Haymarket Bank)

Background imagePounds Collection: Scottish soldier guarding a Bank of England Five Pound Note, 1886-95 (colour litho)

Scottish soldier guarding a Bank of England Five Pound Note, 1886-95 (colour litho)
488414 Scottish soldier guarding a Bank of England Five Pound Note, 1886-95 (colour litho) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imagePounds Collection: Boy riding a black sea-bass, weighing 363 pounds (b / w photo)

Boy riding a black sea-bass, weighing 363 pounds (b / w photo)
5997989 Boy riding a black sea-bass, weighing 363 pounds (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Boy riding a black sea-bass, weighing 363 pounds)

Background imagePounds Collection: Hong Kong (chromolitho)

Hong Kong (chromolitho)
735673 Hong Kong (chromolitho) by European School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Hong Kong. Liebig card, late 19th century/early 20th century.); Look and Learn / Rosenberg Collection



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From the iconic Emperor Stradivarius violin to the vintage Frazer-Nash Replica they can unlock a world of treasures. Travel back in time with the Highwayman Cottington or reminisce about old UK money from 1969. Let your imagination soar with the Jersey Airways Poster or hit the road in style with a Volkswagen VW Classic Camper van, its split-screen and 21-window Samba Bus design turning heads wherever it goes. For history buffs, there's nothing quite like holding a Carbine, Self-Loading. 30 In M1 rifle that witnessed past battles. Explore Haverfordwest Railway Station in Pembrokeshire, South Wales and soak up its rich heritage. Peek into a little girl's window as she dreams of adventures on days when 'No Walk Today. ' Indulge your taste buds with BIG CHEESE - because sometimes life calls for indulgence. Feel the power of speed behind the wheel of a JAGUAR 100 or experience luxury at its finest with a Mercedes Benz Coupe. Whether you're an art enthusiast, automobile lover, or simply appreciate timeless classics, these pounds hold stories waiting to be discovered.