May and June were pretty big months for my Czechoslovakia set. I got my submission back from PMG the first part of June. Most of my notes came back at about the grades that I had guessed they would, I had a couple come back higher as well! Unfortunately I had 2 notes come back as questionable authenticity. They were both early notes with stamps affixed to the notes to make them legitimate Czech notes and I believe that the stamps were probably added after the fact now. In looking at them the stamps have more wear and are discolored where as the notes are in decent condition. This is a mistake that I should have caught but I guess you learn from your mistakes.
One of the best notes that I got back was this 10 korun from 1919, this was from the same lot of notes that all the other 1919 ones were from. It is a beautiful note still has good color, a few minor stains but not enough to get any comments on the back or net grade so I was happy that this one straight graded. The H series is also the rarer series of this note with H35 being the last series before it switched to O36-O210.
June was also big for me my first note of this set was graded personally in December of 2020, and after about 3 years of work on this set I now have the number 1 set in the category and I'm closing in on 50% completion. I am still on the lookout and have started acquiring notes for my next submission, maybe sometime next year. I think that realistically my goal for this set is 90% completion, I think that is a doable number for this set because after that there are about 10-15 notes where every note is easily 4 figures maybe 5.
Until the next update, thanks for reading!