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Blank cheque... the rear of the bank note. <br />
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An extremely rare, very early Falkland Islands £1 note has emerged for sale 105 years later - for £5,000.<br />
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The historic 'Government of the Falkland Islands' note, which has blue print and a geometric watermark, was issued on March 3, 1915.<br />
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Only a few thousand were printed between 1899 and 1920, with examples seldom going under the hammer.<br />
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This note is being sold by an undisclosed vendor with London based auctioneer Dix Noonan Webb.<br />
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An expert said it was unusual for a £1 note from the era not to be redeemed as back then it would have been 'an awful lot of money' - equating to a week's wage for some manual workers.