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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

EBay 1971?

I found my old Frank Dale and Stepsons' catalogue today.
I do believe I had sent off the 'stamped self addressed envelope' for it back then.
I'd forgotten it was so old...
 
1971
 
"If 1971 was mirrored in grocery retail, we would today be paying £47 for a chicken and £20 for a jar of coffee."
 
Things were actually expensive to the average Briton back then compared to what they earned.
 
 

Mars bar: 1971: 2p 

Pint of milk: 1971: 6p 

Loaf of bread: 1971: 9½p 

Pint of bitter: 1971: 11p 

Bunch of bananas: 1971: 18p 

Packet of cigarettes: 1971: 27p 

Gallon of petrol: 1971: 33p 

Ticket to Wembley Cup Final: 1971: £2 

 

A new Silver Shadow was around eleven thousand pounds. A lot of money in 1971.

 So here it is:
 
 
The enclosed letter:
 
 
(Irvine note : Look at the bloody prices back then.....)
 
 
 
(Irvine note: The song "Oooh La La" , by Rodd Stewart, lyrics come to mind.
 
"I wish that I knew what I know now when I was younger...." )
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(Irvine note : This part is amusing ... ) :
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nine hundred and fifty Quid for a MKIV...
Six hundred and seventy five for an R Type...
 
 
 
(Irvine note : OMG....! Two thousand six hundred and fifty Quid for this!)  :
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I wish I'd had spare cash in 1971, but I was only eleven.
 
(Posted by David Irvine)
 
 

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