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Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 14-01-20, 12:40 PM
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Posted By grey_green_acorn
Mike, Outstanding and good to know that the...

Mike,
Outstanding and good to know that the frame remains as it was when Hugh King owned it!
Definitely an inspirational (if unachievable) icon to every serious badge collector.

Tim
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 13-01-20, 09:32 AM
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Posted By grey_green_acorn
It was a lot of beer! If we assume that a...

It was a lot of beer! If we assume that a haircut in 1955 cost two shillings (24 pence) then Hugh (who was a barber) would have needed to do 50 haircuts to earn the 5 to buy the frame!
Still a...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 13-01-20, 08:21 AM
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Posted By grey_green_acorn
The text by Hugh King says the seller asked for...

The text by Hugh King says the seller asked for 5 pounds! (Not 55)

In 1955 a pint of beer cost nine and a half pence. At 240 pennies in the pound 5 was 126 pints.

Tim
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