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A heartly welcome to anyone who visits my site!

I am Patrick Smeekens and I started collecting banknotes in 1999. My native tongue is Dutch, so please forgive any language errors I make. I try to do my best, it's all I can do.


In 1999 I started collecting banknotes from around the world. After a short time a fellow collector asked me: "why do you collect the entire World?". After some consideration, I told him it was because I thought there were so many beautiful notes from all over. He suggested me to focus on just one country, that I would have a special interest in. The result would be a more specialized collection, at least as nice as my Original collection, but probably even nicer.


At that time I selected to collect banknotes especially from Libya, because I worked at an export company and my colleague who regularly travelled to Libya was able to bring some banknotes straight from the source, when travelling back to Holland.


After a short while I expanded from Libya only to include notes from Iraq, Iran, Egypt, South Africa and The West African States. 

I'm very fond of collecting varieties of a single type. Resulting in a collection that contains many varieties of single types, I really enjoy collecting banknotes from these countries and have built up a collection I'm really proud of.


A few years ago I engaged in collecting Banknotes with the Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. That has also become quite a collection.


Although collectors tend to be kind of introvert and collecting for themselves only, I'm not at all like that. As a result of my need to get in contact with as many collectors and kinderate spirits, I started the facebook group called Worldbanknotesforsale back in 2016. In November 2018 I added this webpage to the community. I have had a logo designed and have setup this page, without any expert knowledge on creating websites I asked a good friend to assist in setting up this site, so please forgive me if it's not all state of the art. Don't forget I'm a banknote collector, not a webpage desginer!!


Feel free to send me your messages and offers for banknotes in my mailbox soon!


With warmest regards, Patrick Smeekens.


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