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Maurice Leakey
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 - posted October 28, 2013 06:23 AM      Profile for Maurice Leakey   Email Maurice Leakey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Last Saturday at the 62nd BFCC I bought a 400' western "Prairie Justice" starring Hoot Gibson. The main title confirms this. Attached to the cardboard box (an old Watsofilms box) was a label cut from a catalogue or perhaps a sales listing. It gave a short précis of the action together with the price of £7.15.0. It seemed to be, perhaps, a Walton release, but there were no logos either at the beginning or the end. A check of an old Walton catalogue did not reveal the title.

I always like to know when a film was released so I went to the Internet Movie Data Base, but here the search ground to a halt, yes, there was a film called "Prairie Justice" but it was not Hoot Gibson, neither did the story-line match.

After some more searching all was revealed, it is actually "The Riding Avenger" (1936).

Does anybody know who released the film, and perhaps have more of the catalogue information? Obviously whoever did release it made sure that its origins were obscured. Perhaps they did not have the rights to "The Riding Avenger".

Was it, in fact, one of John Watson's pirate releases?

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Dominique De Bast
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When I read this : http://www.predecimal.com/predecimaldenominations.htm I am happy you changed the British money system...

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David Ollerearnshaw
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If I had my way when we vote to leave EU we return to LSD which stands for Pounds Shillings & Pence.

The 3 pence was known as Threpnebit where I am. Proberly other names too.

Then there's the Ten bob note.

Its back to the time when you could buy a penny arrow chew bar for 1 old penny think 10p now.

They even had a song "decimalisation song by bruce forsyth" You lucky people I can't find a link to it.

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Dominique De Bast
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCiEzQ4EGk4 ?

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Maurice Leakey
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To further explain the original price, it was seven pounds, fifteen shillings and nil pence. In our present day it equates to £7.75 GBP.

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Dominique De Bast
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I wonder how the tourists could understand anything in this system [Roll Eyes]

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David Ollerearnshaw
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WOW Dominique you must be half English. I was sure it was Bruce, but you "wana tell me a story" it was Max. Those were the days.

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Dominique De Bast
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I am just half lazy, David I will disappoint you but I just copied and pasted the title of the song only. So, nothing to admire me for I am affraid.

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Robert Crewdson
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For the first two years after Decimalisation I converted everything, just so I knew how much I was really paying. Some shops couldn't be bothered. I remember one shop selling chocolate bars just changed the price from 6d to 6p. Even after all these years I still ocassionaly convert the price into Old Money. I remember in the 60s a lady telling a local shopkeeper she was taking her custom elsewhere because he was charging a Halfpenny more than another store; I recently bought some Strepsils, and discovered that Tesco were selling for more than a Pound less.

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David Guest
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see if you know the answer if you had 100 pound in the 40s what would be the best investment to spend it on ,buy a property ,gold ,stocks and shares or just leave it under the bed

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Robert Crewdson
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I would think Property. Don't know the price of a house in the 1940s. The average today is supposed to be £250,000. If you left it under the bed, you would still be left with £100 in obsolete notes. Stocks and shares are risky. £100 wouldn't have been enough to buy a 16mm projector.

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David Guest
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hi Robert the correct answer is under the bed has my father did ,this is what you should have done is take the £100 to the bank and changed it for farthings as there were 240 pennies to the pound 480 halfpennys to the pound and 960 farthings to a pound .which would have been 96 thousand farthings to £100 which now would sell for 60p each now work it out big money

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Robert Crewdson
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Thanks David, enjoyed that.

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