missing SJ and Andy......

Page 7 of 8 Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8  Next

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Re: missing SJ and Andy......

Post  felix on Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:45 am

I really liked the old ten shilling note, in all its brown glory. And the tanner piece was a wonder - and most useful: remember the old milk machines - a cold carton of milk for 6d? Just musing in my dotage ... clown

felix
cool cat - mrkgnao!

Posts : 831
Join date : 2011-04-11
Location : see the chicken?

Back to top Go down

Re: missing SJ and Andy......

Post  eddie on Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:45 pm

^

Ah! The threepeny bit! It had a pretty flower design. Thrift, I think.

And the farthing had a wren.

eddie
The Gap Minder

Posts : 7840
Join date : 2011-04-11
Age : 60
Location : Desert Island

Back to top Go down

Re: missing SJ and Andy......

Post  Guest on Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:19 pm

...we changed to decimal currency on the 14th of February 1966...can't buy anything for tuppence ha'penny any more.

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: missing SJ and Andy......

Post  felix on Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:41 am

eddie wrote:^

Ah! The threepeny bit! It had a pretty flower design. Thrift, I think.

And the farthing had a wren.


I'd forgotten that design, Eddie - later ones of course had a portcullis (and earlier ones were silver, and round Shocked )

Tuppence ha'penny! Cor, what you could do with that! Smile Buy a newspaper (with change), post a letter, buy a packet of Polo Mints (with change!)

felix
cool cat - mrkgnao!

Posts : 831
Join date : 2011-04-11
Location : see the chicken?

Back to top Go down

Re: missing SJ and Andy......

Post  Guest on Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:45 am

felix wrote: Tuppence ha'penny! Cor, what you could do with that! Smile Buy a newspaper (with change), post a letter, buy a packet of Polo Mints (with change!)
...i could unlatch the back gate and walk to the end of the cobblestone lane, carefully cross a quiet street and enter the shop on the other side, where a lady in an apron would open the three selected jars and place 4 clinkers, 4 cobbers, and 2 freckles in a lolly bag, before I handed over my tuppence ha'penny Very Happy

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: missing SJ and Andy......

Post  eddie on Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:53 am


Farthing coin (Note wren).

There were FOUR of these to one old (pre-decimalisation) penny.

eddie
The Gap Minder

Posts : 7840
Join date : 2011-04-11
Age : 60
Location : Desert Island

Back to top Go down

Re: missing SJ and Andy......

Post  Guest on Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:56 am

eddie wrote: There were FOUR of these to one old (pre-decimalisation) penny.
The penny farthing Very Happy


Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: missing SJ and Andy......

Post  eddie on Sat Apr 28, 2012 2:01 am

^


Logo of the cult 1960's series The Prisoner.

Its auteur and star Patrick McGoohan is on record somewhere or other as stating that the penny-farthing was supposed to represent Technology.

eddie
The Gap Minder

Posts : 7840
Join date : 2011-04-11
Age : 60
Location : Desert Island

Back to top Go down

Re: missing SJ and Andy......

Post  Guest on Sat Apr 28, 2012 2:04 am

...the farthing up there is beautiful. I thought our florin was pretty.


Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: missing SJ and Andy......

Post  eddie on Sat Apr 28, 2012 2:08 am

^ My God! I'd forgotten all about the florin! Two shillings, wasn't it?



UK florin. Thistle (Scotland), Rose (England), Leek (Wales) & Shamrock (Ireland)

eddie
The Gap Minder

Posts : 7840
Join date : 2011-04-11
Age : 60
Location : Desert Island

Back to top Go down

Re: missing SJ and Andy......

Post  Guest on Sat Apr 28, 2012 2:18 am

...they were minted here from 1910 to 1963.
Yep...it was worth 2 shillings.

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: missing SJ and Andy......

Post  eddie on Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:41 am

felix wrote:I really liked the old ten shilling note, in all its brown glory

There you go, felix:


eddie
The Gap Minder

Posts : 7840
Join date : 2011-04-11
Age : 60
Location : Desert Island

Back to top Go down

Re: missing SJ and Andy......

Post  eddie on Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:45 am

felix wrote:And the tanner piece was a wonder - and most useful: remember the old milk machines - a cold carton of milk for 6d?

Voila!:


Sixpennny piece.

eddie
The Gap Minder

Posts : 7840
Join date : 2011-04-11
Age : 60
Location : Desert Island

Back to top Go down

Re: missing SJ and Andy......

Post  eddie on Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:49 am

Here's another one I'd forgotten:


The Half crown (Two shillings and sixpence).

eddie
The Gap Minder

Posts : 7840
Join date : 2011-04-11
Age : 60
Location : Desert Island

Back to top Go down

Re: missing SJ and Andy......

Post  eddie on Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:54 am

And let's not forget the old (pre-decimalisation) penny:


eddie
The Gap Minder

Posts : 7840
Join date : 2011-04-11
Age : 60
Location : Desert Island

Back to top Go down

Re: missing SJ and Andy......

Post  eddie on Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:57 am

As late as the 1950's Victorian-era pennies were (just about) still in circulation. I distinctly remember the design on the right (below):


eddie
The Gap Minder

Posts : 7840
Join date : 2011-04-11
Age : 60
Location : Desert Island

Back to top Go down

Re: missing SJ and Andy......

Post  eddie on Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:05 am

The old One Pound note:


eddie
The Gap Minder

Posts : 7840
Join date : 2011-04-11
Age : 60
Location : Desert Island

Back to top Go down

Re: missing SJ and Andy......

Post  eddie on Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:07 am

Idea Perhaps ATU II needs a "Numismatics" thread?

eddie
The Gap Minder

Posts : 7840
Join date : 2011-04-11
Age : 60
Location : Desert Island

Back to top Go down

Re: missing SJ and Andy......

Post  Doc Watson on Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:02 am

blue moon wrote:...the farthing up there is beautiful. I thought our florin was pretty.

A special commemorative florin for the royal visit that year !

Doc Watson
Titanium Member

Posts : 1428
Join date : 2011-04-11
Age : 66
Location : Australia

Back to top Go down

Re: missing SJ and Andy......

Post  Guest on Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:23 pm

Is that a lion? scratch

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: missing SJ and Andy......

Post  Guest on Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:26 pm

...it's a lion and a kangaroo. I'm guessing the lion symbolises Britain and the kangaroo Australia.

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: missing SJ and Andy......

Post  Guest on Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:34 pm

oh yes... silly me... the typical lion from Britain scratch

(royalty?)

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: missing SJ and Andy......

Post  Guest on Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:44 pm


Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom


we have lions too
My region is called Castilla y León (Castille from castillo -castle- and Lion)

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: missing SJ and Andy......

Post  Guest on Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:46 pm

...we have koalas Very Happy




Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: missing SJ and Andy......

Post  Guest on Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:47 pm

no coat of arms?

I've been told koalas are not as kind as they look like

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: missing SJ and Andy......

Post  Sponsored content Today at 5:56 pm


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 7 of 8 Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8  Next

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum