STV Appeal is banking on some big bids at auction
Published by Alan Busby on Mon 13 Aug 12 @ 10:22
Rare bank notes specially printed to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee will go under the hammer in Glasgow next week to raise money for the STV Appeal.
The Royal Bank of Scotland produced ten of the limited edition ten pound notes, all with consecutive serial numbers prefixed 'STV', and five of these will be sold at McTear's Auctioneers on Thursday 16th August.
Recently one of the remaining notes fetched £250 at an auction at Ayr Racecourse and experts at McTear's, are hopeful that the rest of the collection will earn thousands for the charity.
The five notes which depict images of the Queen through the decades have been mounted together in a double sided frame to be sold as one lot.
STV News anchor John MacKay, who is sponsored by McTears for his STV Appeal 2012 fundraising efforts visited the auctioneers to deliver the rare bank notes ahead of the auction next week.
Elizabeth Partyka, deputy director of channels at STV said: "This is marvellous news for the STV Appeal. We will use these rare £10 notes to raise considerably more than their face value to help children living in poverty in Scotland. I look forward to finding out what they make. Happy bidding."
Commenting on the sale, Brian Clements, Managing Director of McTear's said: "It is extremely rare for a bank to produce special edition notes which makes this collection extremely valuable. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to not only own some very collectable bank notes, but to also raise much needed funds for the STV Appeal. We are delighted to be supporting John and the campaign and we hope we can raise a lot of money to help those children in Scotland who are affected by poverty."
The McTear's sale will take place in Glasgow on Thursday 16th August 2012 at 6pm. Further information can be found at www.mctears.co.uk
To support John's fundraising efforts, visit his Just Giving page at www.stv.tv/appeal