The Dutch firm Joh. Enschedé en zonen is auctioning off its machines due to the closing of the banknote printing department. It’s sad to see this venerable printer shuttered, but at least with the auction listings one can get an unprecedented look at the inner workings of a secretive industry.
According to reports, Dutch security printer Joh. Enschedé plans to quit banknote production due to overcapacity in the sector, and will instead focus on printing stamps and visa documents. Courtesy of Claudio Marana.
On 29 January 2016, MPO, the Dutch affiliate of Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas, will auction the Frank van Tiel collection of Dutch and world banknotes. Frank has been a long-time contributor to The Banknote Book, and this auction features many better notes, both old and modern. Check it out,