PaperMoneyFair - MAASTRICHT

...the Mecca of paper money.

CAUTION: sad but true, unfortunately

The spring PaperMoneyFair on April 4+5 is CANCELED !!!! further information ->

- sincerly Jos Eijsermans


Dear participants, ladies & gentlemen,

Under these circumstances – where on top of that all passenger flights from and to the US are banned – I see no other solution...

The spring PaperMoneyFair on April 4+5 is CANCELED !!!

I never ever thought that I would have to write a text like this one... ever.

You and I “lost the battle” against the invisible enemy known as the Corona-virus, officially COVID-19 that controls most of Northern Italy and is spreading not only all over Europe at a high speed.

Now being upgraded from an epidemic to a pandemic, the conditions, the requirements and rules to organize an event like this (not only in Valkenburg!) have been re-viewed & changed on a national level with the consequences that NOW the event still MIGHT be allowed... but that may easily change in a few days. Like the representative of the City of Valkenburg who only last Friday assured me (!) there was no reason to worry.

That is why I continued even where some of you asked me to postpone it (-> impossible : in holiday season there are no hotels available in Valkenburg) or cancel it, others begged me to continue and a handful of dealers cancelled…

So I better do it now right away instead of waiting any longer…

I am fully aware that this decision to cancel will create a lot of problems for many of you. The only thing I can say is that the reason I have to do so is 100% beyond my control. I have no choice, no alternative.

But cancelling later (e.g. or on your arrival) would create an even bigger problem.

More info will follow…

We can only hope this whole situation will be over in September…

Kind regards from a very sad
Jos F.M.Eijsermans

Welcome to the

spring & autumn/fall Paper Money Fairs

Next date

26th & 27th of september

Paper money
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I am no dealer, am I welcome?

Of course you are welcome, collector and dealer alike. In case you want to trade notes with other collectors and dealers, you are allowed to book a stand.

This events needs collectors like it needs dealers to participate and together make it a successful week-end for all.

Can I bring my family?

If you like, bring your wife, partner and children. If they does not want to keep your company all day at "that boring bourse", there are plenty of things for them to do as well.

One of them is going to Maastricht, where you will find plenty of shops in all price ranges. It is a very enjoyable town. It is called "The Paris of the North". Why not come and see by yourself why it is called that name?

Can I bring my duplicates?

of course you can bring your duplicate banknotes to the bourse!

First of all, some dealers (not all however) will accept your duplicate notes or (part of) your collection you want to sell, in trade for notes from his or her stock!

Secondly you can offer your duplicate notes to a fellow collector in the restaurant area. You may sit down and trade there, but this is only allowed between collectors!

HOWEVER: we will not allow backpacks, suitcases or briefcases stuffed with notes (read: commercial activities) in the Restaurant - or elsewhere in the building - if you have no table! So, no commercial activities in the entire building = if you have no table booked = apart from the halls where the bourse takes place! The security people will keep an eye on this.

Bring your "mystery-notes" too
Everybody has one of more notes he cannot identify, don't hesitate to bring them. You will be surrounded by knowledgeable people! Ask for assistance at the Reception Desk.

Do I need a membership?

It is not necessary to be a member of numismatic organisation.

But we recommend a membership of the International Bank Note Society - the worldwide largest bank note collectors organisation over some 50 years already with members in almost every country on this globe!
See their web site:

Geman collectors we recommend the "Deutsche Geldschein- und Wertpapiersammler e.V. "



Do I have to register before?
NO there is no need to register if you come on Saturday and/or Sunday.
For pre-bourse registration is recommended.