Happy New Year!

From all of us at stevenbron.nl (so, just me :-)): best wishes for 2019 and happy collecting! As the first post of this new year I would like to take a look back at 2018 and mention my favorite banknote of last year and my nomination for the Banknote of the Year award: the Swiss 200-francs note. 

Steven | Dinsdag 01 Januari 2019 - 12:01 am | | site info | Geen reacties

Happy New Year!

For a month I wasn't able to post anything so today I could finally catch up and post some updates. And also wish everybody a happy New Year! I hope we will see some beautiful new banknotes this year and I hope everybody will have a chance to find the grail note for their collection. 

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The fireworks in my home town Rotterdam in the Netherlands.

Steven | Vrijdag 05 Januari 2018 - 2:14 pm | | site info | Geen reacties

We're back!

My apologies for the lack of updates the last few weeks. I was on holiday with my wife, daughter and my parents-in-law. Destination? New York, New York! The city so nice, they named it twice. And it wás very nice. The city is quite literally bursting with energy and it truly never sleeps. The last time we were there in 2009 the WTC-site was still heavily under construction but last week we could enjoy the view from the Freedom Tower. Another fantastic experience was the NY Yankees game we visited. Such a nice atmosphere in the stadium and such a great game. We were lucky to witness the fantastic comeback against the Baltimore Orioles on 28 April in which the Yankees came back from 9-1 down to a 14-11 victory in the 10th inning. 

Although I searched for it, I couldn't really find a brick-and-mortar banknote store so I couldn't get a nice souvenir like the banknote below. Ah well, I now had to settle for some new fountain pen ink from the Fountain Pen Hospital. Unlucky for me they didn't have this ink whick would have been a perfect combination of my two hobbies but a nice color like 'Manhattan Blue' is also perfect as a souvenir. 

Steven | Vrijdag 05 Mei 2017 - 2:41 pm | | site info | Geen reacties
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Happy 2017!

The first post of this brand new year 2017 is dedicated to you, my dear readers! I wish you all a happy 2017 with lots of good health, good fortune and peace with your loved ones. I also want to thank you all for visiting my site the past year. At the end of a year it's a good time to look back and when I do just that I see lots and lots of people, much more than in previous years! 

Besides a record number in visitors I'm also very grateful for all the tips, information and banknotes I received the past year for review purposes or as a gift. It's really great when people invest time and effort in something you happen to like.

Last year was also the first time I wrote articles for the quarterly magazine of the Dutch chapter of the IBNS. I noticed an increase in new Dutch readers so that paid off nicely. 

For the coming year I have some small and big plans with my site which need some more planning but I will, of course, keep on writing about banknote news and trivia. 

Have a nice day and, as we say in The Netherlands, Gelukkig Nieuwjaar !

Steven | Zondag 01 Januari 2017 - 12:53 pm | | site info | Geen reacties

Notgeld

Recenty I finished the excellent book "Germany - Memories of a Nation" by Dr. Neil MacGregor. If you're interested in Germany or history in general, I highly recommend this richly illustrated book. From the point of view of a banknote collector it's also interesting because a whole chapter is dedicated to the era of Notgeld, issued during the First World War and especially in the first years after the war. This chapter is illustrated with a beautiful selection from the British Museum of the many, many different local notes issued by German towns in that period. 

I've added a special page for my Notgeld collection (dropdown menu to the right) where I don't show every individual note I have but rather the different towns I have notes from. I have local money from German towns, Austrian towns but also from German towns which nowadays are in Poland. Proving once again to me that collecting banknotes can be a fascinating history lesson. 

Steven | Zaterdag 10 September 2016 - 3:23 pm | | site info | Twee reacties
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