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Buying World Notes from foreign countries on eBay

Hi All,

I've recently gone nuts buying World Paper money on eBay. Been trying to buy from US sellers but there are a lot of cool notes not available. I see a lot of notes from overseas sellers and was wondering what other peoples experiences have been. One dealer in China called Asianbanknotes has items I am interested in. There is another seller in Thailand called Noteshobby. Other sellers in Egypt, Serbia, Spain, Cyprus, Poland , Russia etc etc. These sellers have good feedback but I don't want the hassle of buying counterfeit, repaired or overgraded notes. Any feedback on foreign buying is appreciated.



  • Sorry I can’t help,
    Like you I’ve seen some notes of interest from overseas sellers , so I’m also looking forward to see what others have to say.

  • element159element159 Posts: 371 ✭✭✭

    I've bought notes on eBay from outside the USA, with no problems. Shipping of course is a little slower, but not much (with one exception this year because of COVID), plus sometimes you get nice pretty (and worthless!) stamps on the envelope. You might want to spend a little time to see if the seller's other items make you think they are legit, but international is no big worry to me.

  • Thanks Element59

    With all the fake Pandas and silver products coming out of China I worried that we'd have issues with other products like world notes. I really appreciate the response.


  • SaorAlbaSaorAlba Posts: 6,881 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Noteshobby from Thailand is a reputable seller, bought lots of Asian and African from them.

    In memory of my kitty Seryozha 14.2.1996 ~ 13.9.2016
  • jp84jp84 Posts: 126 ✭✭

    echo the comments on noteshobby. Bought from him several times with no problems. Shipping did take a long time to get here from Thailand though.

  • SaorAlbaSaorAlba Posts: 6,881 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Lately all my foreign are coming from Ireland and N. Ireland. At least with N. Ireland you're dealing with Royal Mail, which IMHO is light years ahead of anPost Eire.

    In memory of my kitty Seryozha 14.2.1996 ~ 13.9.2016
  • KSorboKSorbo Posts: 55 ✭✭

    I’ve bought certified currency several times from overseas eBay sellers and had no difficulties. Even a few from mainland China. I think that area of collecting is popular over there. I was in Hong Kong a couple years ago and found a group of shops tucked away in a Kowloon alleyway with boatloads of PMG notes. I bought a certified HK $100 note from the 80’s as a souvenir.

  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 4,375 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Noteshobby appears to have a nice selection of world notes available on the bay. Peace Roy

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