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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! is an extention of my company Smeekens Handelsonderneming. If you want any details, feel free to contact my anytime.


With warmest regards, Patrick Smeekens.


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