Category Archives: Banknote Collecting

Approvals – The Personal Collectors Touch

By | December 19, 2016

When we began as Falcon Stamp Company in 1945, we primarily communicated with our valued customers about their collections via postal mail.  Over half a century later in 2017, we plan to continue making use of modern and emerging technology for the convenience of our customers.  However, we do not plan to lose the personal… Read More »

The Stars of US Currency – Replacement Notes

By | October 16, 2016

Star Notes Prior to 1971, the United States of America’s monetary system was on the “gold standard”, meaning that U.S. Fedreal Reserve notes were backed by real gold. In fact, until 1934, United States banknotes were redeemable for gold. Think of it like the Government’s checking account backed by a tangible commodity stored at Ft.… Read More »

Spooky Banknotes

By | October 2, 2016

It’s almost Halloween.  Soon little ghouls and goblins will be at your doorstep.  But do you know what spooky creatures may be lurking in your world banknote collection?  Read on, if you dare… Vampire Note – this is a slang term for a certain German 10,000 mark note design.  It’s referred to as the “Vampire… Read More »

Origin of Modern Banknotes

By | September 26, 2016

Prior to the 7th century, Chinese merchants used to string together coins which they carried along their business travels.  The coins had holes in their centers, making it possible to carry many at once (these coins were called “cash”). During the 7th century, partners were entrusted with the safekeeping of the merchants’ coins.  The trusted… Read More »

Fight Boredom – Start Collecting

By | July 18, 2016

July is National Anti-Boredom Month Fight boredom!  Build a fascinating and rewarding Stamp, Currency, or Postcard collection.  What makes collecting such an interesting hobby to earn distinctions like the “Hobby of Kings”?  Share your thoughts in the comments section below.  We all have our reasons and stories.  Here are mine. One summer when I was… Read More »