Storage Hunter’s Jesse McClure Wins Auction For Rare Five Pound Notes
Jesse McClure, who shot to fame in US reality show Storage Hunters has won rare polymer five pound notes in the Bank of England’s charity auction.
The self-dubbed ‘Resale King’ attended the London auction at Spink & Son to bid on five pound notes with low serial numbers.
Jesse – whose new series British Treasure, American Gold will premiere on Quest on Wednesday 19th October – won lot four, a five pound note carrying the serial number AA000020 and gave £1200 to charity.
In another lot, he won three five pound notes and gave £800 to charity, including one note which carries the serial number AA000144, to reflect the number of Quest’s Sky channel, 144.
Three charities will benefit from the auction – The Myotubular Trust, The Lily Foundation and Bliss.
Jesse’s new six-part series British Treasure, American Gold is a vibrant and original take on the world of antiques and trading. Jesse heads to the UK complete with his 1978 black Pontiac Firebird (named Lilly) to travel the length and breadth of the country searching for antiques and collectibles. He visits stately homes, collectors’ markets and even car boot sales on the hunt for typically British curios and valuable artefacts to send back to his family’s antique business in Los Angeles.
British Treasure, American Gold will premiere on Wednesdays at 8pm from 19th of October.
Quest is available on Sky 144, Virgin 172, Freeview & YouView 37.