About Us


Colin Narbeth (1929 - 2020) founded the International Bank Note Society in 1961. In 1981 he and son Simon started Colin Narbeth & Son Ltd., of which Simon is now Managing Director, assisted by sister Vanessa, nephew Douglas and Chris Nield (a customer of the shop since the age of 11). Colin was a long time collector of Tibet paper money and wrote over 20 publications on collecting subjects.

Collectors are always welcome at the shop, 20 Cecil Court, to talk and look at notes. The firm prides itself on a fast service, with most orders being posted out the same day. 


Colin Narbeth


Vanessa and Simon Narbeth