Author Topic: Large pair of Wilkinson shears on UK eBay.  (Read 1907 times)

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Re: Large pair of Wilkinson shears on UK eBay.
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2016, 09:26:11 PM »
Okay, two days left. I don't have a paypal account  or a credit card any more or I would bid on these immediately. Huge shears!

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Re: Large pair of Wilkinson shears on UK eBay.
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2016, 09:33:13 AM »
Someone did well out of this auction, they went for 30 quid UK.
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Re: Large pair of Wilkinson shears on UK eBay.
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2016, 03:50:21 PM »
Ok, Hutch......Here's my chance....I've wondered for years....is a quid and a pound the same thing?

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Re: Large pair of Wilkinson shears on UK eBay.
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2016, 03:58:37 PM »
Hi Spookie,

YES, its English/Australian slang for a pound. UK still use the pound, we went metric in 1966 with the dollar.
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Re: Large pair of Wilkinson shears on UK eBay.
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2016, 04:20:07 PM »
Thank you!

I watch lots of BBC! Everytime I've heard "quid", for years, I wonder what the answer is-interrupts my concentration for the program.

This has gone on for so long I strongly suspect that for the remainder of my life, it will be replaced with: "Hutch said yes, they're the same."

Never even thought to just google the silly question....my brain befuddles me at times. ::)

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Re: Large pair of Wilkinson shears on UK eBay.
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2016, 06:06:21 PM »
Hi Spookie,

YES, its English/Australian slang for a pound. UK still use the pound, we went metric in 1966 with the dollar.

We went metric in 1971 Hutch, and we still have the pound. :)

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Re: Large pair of Wilkinson shears on UK eBay.
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2016, 07:12:17 PM »
And (as you'll already know Tom) there are still old money terms in circulation, even after switching to decimal money. Quid is one of them. The most common are 'ten bob' for 50p; tuppence or sometimes two penn'orth (two penny's worth) for 2p; threppence/thruppence...

One my dad still uses are: two-bob (two shillings) for 10p. He also likes to recount a story where he saved up 18 guineas (guineau = 1 pound 1 shilling) for a shoemaker to make him some cuban-heeled boots.

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Re: Large pair of Wilkinson shears on UK eBay.
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2016, 08:33:01 PM »
Actually you would laugh at some of the old Australian idiom for coins.

Tray bit = threepence.
A Zac  = a sixpence coin. (derived from the Greek Drachma during ww1)
A dinar = 1 shilling and derived from the Greek Dinar.
2 shillings as Henry said was a 2 bob bit.
Then there was a 10 bob note
A quid was a 1 pound note.

When OZ went metric on the 14th of February 1966 (ALA the jingle) we took on American coinage naming, dollars and cents but none of the others.
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Re: Large pair of Wilkinson shears on UK eBay.
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2016, 12:37:23 AM »
There's plans for an Ozzie Quarter. What out for that in the parking ticket machine!

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Re: Large pair of Wilkinson shears on UK eBay.
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2016, 06:01:13 PM »
Someone did well with this pair, went for 30 quid which is not a lot of money for such a good pair.
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