Ian began collecting bank notes in the mid 1970s as a schoolboy. The collection developed to an extensive group of military and general world as Ian pursued careers in the British Armed Forces and Tourism, during this time a large and varied knowledge was gained not only on the entire series of world paper money but also on the industry itself as Ian acquired pieces from many dealers, fairs and auctions both here and overseas.
This experience was put to good use when in 2003 Ian became a full time dealer dedicated to and specialising in world paper money. He maintains a busy schedule attending many shows here and overseas where he can often be seen with his wife Ann.
Ian has been a consultant for London Coins since 2005, and catalogues most of our paper money section in each sale, and always welcomes London Coins clients at the shows he attends, either existing clients for advice on purchases and consignment valuations or potential clients for appraisals and valuations. See him at London, Birmingham and Wakefield shows or on the European circuit.
Andrew Litherland established "ARL Collectables" in 2007 to act as an independent dealer and consultant. He saw this as a natural progression in his numismatic career having spent over 30 years as a dealer and auctioneer in coins, medals and collectables. During this time he successfully ran the Medal Department at Spink and was head of Coins and Medals at Glendining's the numismatic division of Phillips Auctioneers. Whilst at Glendining's Andrew was responsible for holding many "Scripophily" sales which included a good selection of British and World Bonds and Share Certificates. Andrew has also edited the 6th edition of British Battles and Medals - the medal collectors "bible" and helped compile The Standard Catalogue of Catalogue of Orders, Decorations & Medals with Valuations in 1990.
Andrew joined London Coins as a consultant in 2007, he can regularly be seen at coin, medal and ephemera Fairs throughout the UK and of course on the rostrum at our quarterly sales where he auctions the Scripophily section.