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Post by Graham Cooley on December 3rd 2017, 10:12 pm

philpot wrote:Isn't that a photo of the exhibition of your collection on at Peterborough Museum Graham?

Phil, yes it is, and if you look closely at the grey haired gentleman on the right of the shot you may recognise him! That's Bernard!

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Post by dantheman on December 3rd 2017, 11:54 pm

I didn't know about the exhibition but I'm in Peterborough this week Most Excellent

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Post by philpot on December 4th 2017, 12:05 pm

Its this one Dan. Berard Rooke, John Maltby, Sam Herman. Graham seems to QUITE a collection!
https://www.vivacity-peterborough.com/theatre-arts/city-art-gallery/current-exhibition/
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Post by dantheman on December 4th 2017, 1:45 pm

have you been yet Phil?

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Post by philpot on December 4th 2017, 3:47 pm

No. Main problem with getting to Peterborough at the moment is that they are redoing the A14, and traffic is a nightmare on it.
Wonder if Graham has a warehouse extension to his house? Where would you put all those ginormous Lampbases? Laughter
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Post by cycladelic on December 5th 2017, 5:28 am

Hi, Graham.

Perhaps you know what the figures mean on a lamp base I have. (see previous page)...



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1467

I guess the 35/- is the price in old money - 35 shillings (nearly two quid)
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Post by philpot on December 5th 2017, 6:31 am

The £1/15 shillings old money price would date it to pre-decimilisation in 1971. So that would make it made in one of his London studios, as he did not move to Swilliland Near Ipswich until 1973.
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Post by cycladelic on December 7th 2017, 6:41 am

philpot wrote:The £1/15 shillings old  money price would date it to pre-decimilisation in 1971. So that would make it made in one of his London studios, as he did not move to Swilliland Near Ipswich until 1973.

Many thanks, Phil

The vase I have has 12V written on the base. I just wonder if Bernard has any kind of record of dates for these numbers.


You mention £1/15 shillings but the lamp base has 35/- on it. Is that what you are referring to?
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Post by philpot on December 7th 2017, 8:34 am

Before decimalisation it was complicated. There were 240 pence to the £, 12 pence to the shilling and 20 shillings to the pound.
So 35/- is 35 shillings. £1 15 shillings.
Then of course you had half a crown coins. Which were 2/6. 2 shillings and 6 pence.
The coinage actually ran. Farthing. Half Pence. Three pence. 6 pence. 1 shilling. 2 shillings. Half a Crown. 10 shilling paper note. I pound note.
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Post by cycladelic on December 7th 2017, 9:02 am

Thanks -- I see where it comes from.

I've just done a rough calculation and it seems that 35/- in 1970 would be equal to about 30 quid today.
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