Saturday, December 15, 2007

Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo

Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo, Warner Home Video, 1944, NTSC1 (Region Code 1), B & W, 139 mins.

This particular title was out-of-stock when I'd ordered the DVD from an online store in the USA. I'm glad it was delivered by airmail to me three days ago after a waiting period of nearly two months.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

The Ravagers

The Ravagers, Hemisphere Entertainment, Inc. 1965,
NTSC1 (Region Code 1), B & W, 80 mins. Sold!

This nice used DVD has been sold to someone in Philippines who is a fan of one of the actors in this war drama.

A US$10 Bill & 2 US$1 Bills from Philippines

I've just received in the mail these three pieces of US currency bills from someone living in Philippines who wishes to buy a nice used DVD from me.

This buyer is a fan of one of the actors in the DVD war movie entitled The Ravagers, and I'll upload the images of this DVD in my next post.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Singapore $10 Portrait, Fancy Number, AU

Singapore $10 Portrait, sign. HTT, Fancy Number 6666, AU

This is an almost uncirculated banknote bearing a nice fancy number ending with 6666.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Singapore $10 Portrait, Fancy Radar Number, EF

Singapore $10 Portrait, sign. LHL, Fancy Radar Number 51 55 51.

Nice and decent circulated, slight folding across the center and small folding at the top right-hand corner.

I was lucky to receive this nice piece of banknote just the other day when I'd withdrawn some cash from my neighborhood ATM.

Friday, August 3, 2007

Singapore $5 Polymer Banknotes, 100 Pieces

Singapore, Polymer $5 Portrait, 1 Stack of 100 Consecutive Running Serial Numbers 2ED 096111 to 2ED 096210, UNC, Scarce. SOLD!

It ain't easy to find a stack of 100 pieces of polymer banknotes like this 'coz the printing defect rate is rather high.

This stack of banknotes was sold to a bidder at Yahoo! Auctions Singapore.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Singapore $24 for Three Polymer Banknotes

Having received S$24 cash in a registered airmail from an overseas customer living in Taiwan, I'd sent out these three pieces of uncirculated polymer banknotes without any delay in the afternoon.

We have a fair deal of trading paper banknotes for polymer banknotes across the borders of two countries in the name of the hobby of banknote collecting.

Of course I'd made some profit in this process, and so had the post-offices.

Singapore $24 from Taiwan

I'd received S$24 cash in a registered airmail from Taiwan today.

An overseas customer living in Taiwan has wanted to buy three pieces of Singapore polymer banknotes ($2, $5, and $10) in uncirculated condition.

He has paid me the cash for the cost of the three pieces of banknotes ($17), the cost of airmail postage and packing material ($3), and of course some reasonable profit for my effort ($4).

Sunday, July 29, 2007

USA, 1928 $1 Silver Certificate

USA, 1928A, $1 Silver Certificate, UNC. SOLD!

This is a very scarce piece of $1 Silver Certificate in crisp uncirculated condition.

It's an excellent quality stuff for the discerning collector who has the exquisite taste for the fine art of paper money collecting.

I've sold this piece of paper money to a bidder (from USA) on Yahoo! Auctions Singapore two days ago, after keeping it in my collection for 27 years.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Singapore Portrait $20 Polymer Banknotes

Singapore, ND (2007), Portrait $20 Polymer, sign. GCT, 4 Consecutive Numbers 0AB 258321~24, Uncirculated.

A local bank has required every customer to fill in a paper slip when exchanging for a maximum of only two (2) pieces of these newly-released polymer banknotes.

Fortunately, I'd got a good friend who's my loyal and regular customer to help me to queue for another two pieces of such banknotes. Thus I'd managed to exchange four (4) pieces of banknotes bearing four consecutive running numbers.

I wish I could have got that elusive piece bearing the serial number of 0AB 258325 to make five pieces of nice running numbers. But you can't ask for too much, can you?

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Singapore $1000 Bird Series Banknote

Singapore $1000 Bird Series, ND (1978), A/2 203316, sign. HSS, Nice and Decent Circulated.

It's nice to have a good friend to bring me to meet his colleague sometime last month to exchange this nice piece of $1000 banknote at face value.

Since this is a heavyweight banknote of high face value, one has to decide whether to hold onto it as a collectible item without earning some bank interest or to part with it for some reasonable gain.

Spending away this banknote is a good consideration if the consumption of goods and services is more desirable than simply keeping it in one's collection or saving it in a bank savings account.

By the way, I've already listed this banknote for sale for a small profit on Yahoo! Auctions Singapore.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Singapore $5 Polymer Banknotes, UNC

Stacks of 100 pieces each of the new Singapore $5 polymer banknotes were released last Friday, May 18.

For the last three days, I've acquired 12 stacks from three different local banks and found only one single stack that bears continuous running serial numbers, 2ED 096111 to 2ED 096210.

I guess the defect rate of printing this kind of polymer banknotes is extremely high.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Singapore $10 Polymer 2AB 551155, RaDaR, UNC

Singapore, Portrait $10 LHL, Polymer, Last Prefix 2AB, Radar Number, Uncirculated. SOLD!

This is a hard-to-find piece of uncirculated polymer banknote bearing the last prefix of 2AB and a radar serial number 551155.

Friday, May 4, 2007

Philippines 2 Pisos Banknote

Pick#152, ND (1975), Philippines 2 Pisos, crisp UNC.

The front of this banknote has a portrait of a national hero and a signature of a deposed dictator.

Even though I've been keeping this piece of banknote in my collection since 1980, I shall be very pleased to sell it to any collector when the offer price is right.

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Philippines JIM 1 Peso, 100 Pesos, & 500 Pesos

Japanese Invasion Money.

Three nice pieces of World War Two paper money in choice uncirculated condition.

Nice, very nice!

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Early Philippines Issues, 1 Peso & 10 Pesos

Three nice pieces of early issues right after World War Two.

The two pieces of 1 Peso banknotes are in UNC condition, and the 10 Pesos banknote is in Extremely Fine condition with one light fold at its center.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Old Philippines Banknote Sold

Pick#132, ND (1949), Philippines ½ Peso, Unc., some stains on front & back. SOLD!

I've sold many banknotes of various countries from my paper money collection, but this is the only piece of Philippines obsolete paper money that I'd sold on Yahoo! Auctions Singapore more than one year ago.

Since 1980, I've collected only eight different pieces of Philippines banknotes and I'll display the remaining seven banknotes in the next few postings.

So watch this space and don't go too far away.

Sunday, April 29, 2007

A US$20 Bill from Philippines

Sometime last week, I'd received a registered post enclosing an almost uncirculated US$20 bill from a nice gentleman living in Philippines, who'd wanted to buy one of my items listed on Yahoo! Auctions Singapore.

I've done business with many overseas customers and it's great to do business with my first ever customer from Philippines.

It's nice to keep this piece of greenback in my wallet, heehee! But I think I'll go over to Johor Baru to do some shopping and spend this US$20 bill someday soon.

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Three Nice Used DVDs from USA

The Green Berets, Warner Home Video 1997 (1968), NTSC1, Widescreen, 142 mins.

Tank, GoodTimes Entertainment 2001 (1984), NTSC1, Standard Full Frame, 1 hour 54 mins.

Duel at Diablo, MGM Home Entertainment Inc. 2003 (1966), NTSC1, Widescreen, 1 hour 44 mins.

These three nice used DVDs were delivered to me on April 27, packed neatly inside a small carton box.

The seller had done a good job by packing my DVDs securely for that long shipping journey via surface mail from the USA to Singapore.

It'd taken exactly two months for this shipment to arrive, and I'm glad that I'd saved some money without using costly airmail.

Friday, April 27, 2007

A US$20 Bill for 3 DVDs

This is just a common US$20 bill that I'd bought at a cost of S$31.00 from a money-changer on February 14.

I'd posted it on the following day together with one piece of US$1 bill that I'd kept for quite some time in my wallet.

You see, a Yahoo! Auctions seller in the USA doesn't yet have a PayPal account for me to remit the amount of US$21.00 for three nice used DVDs (including surface postage) that I'd bidded successfully. I'd got to use the old-fashioned but reliable way of sending concealed cash by post, you know.

I'm glad my concealed cash was delivered to the seller on February 26.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Guanyin Brass Display Plaque

In 1998, while walking along a street at Chinatown in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, I'd chanced upon this attractive Guanyin decorative plaque for sale inside a small shop, and I didn't hesitate to buy it rightaway.

This plaque has many Chinese characters and Buddhist symbols stamped on both surfaces.

For your information, Guanyin is the Chinese Goddess of Mercy.

Monday, April 9, 2007

Guanyin Pendant and Amber Beads

In 2000 I'd made a donation of S$50.00 to a temple building project based in China.

A monk had given me a piece of Guanyin copper pendant and a string of amber beads as some tokens of acknowledgement for that donation.

For your information, Guanyin is the Chinese Goddess of Mercy.