A bit cheeky

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Re: A bit cheeky

Postby Sleeper » Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:22 am

" Oh, and one last thing, I think they should re-instate Empire Day as a bank holiday.............. now that will upset the politically correct 8) :lol: .......................

Best wishes,
Mike. "

... and bring back the mascot on the Robertsons jam-jars...

John :wink:

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Re: A bit cheeky

Postby Trickydicky » Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:13 am

irmscher wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:10 am
Most of the dealers in England are charging silly money what happened to the cheap working mans car :-?
Most dealers such as Charles Wares restoring cars have to make a profit to exist, they are not going to restore a car for the love of it, unlike the private owner......
The real question here is how much is a private owner who does not have the skills, tools or inclination to restore a car to a high level prepared to pay?
Richard

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Re: A bit cheeky

Postby RobThomas » Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:25 am

£6 Million in front of my office a short while ago.

One of the guys working here can recall when they took the last ones out of the storage hangars and crushed them up. I guess we could all be rich if we could work out what will be desirable in 50 years.
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Re: A bit cheeky

Postby jagnut66 » Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:44 am

Beautiful!
The thought of them being sent for scrap and crushed makes me want to cry.
I think if I had been a Spitfire pilot and I'd survived the war then I would have tried to save mine and take it into my private ownership, I bet it wouldn't have cost me much back then.
Mind you wages were less than they are today.
But I'm sure an ex fighter pilot could have had a word with the 'right people' and wrangled something.... :wink:

Back on planet Earth of course ex pilots would have had other worries and responsibilities to concern them, in a world just emerging from such a destructive conflict. Even had they wanted to save their own Spit...............
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1954 Series 2 on axle stands needing more welding......

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Re: A bit cheeky

Postby palacebear » Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:43 am

Sleeper wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:22 am
... and bring back the mascot on the Robertsons jam-jars...

John :wink:
You may recall that Robertsons also used to offer those mascots as painted plaster figurines playing various musical instruments. They have a degree of value as collectibles these days.

Some years ago I ran a stall at a weekly indoor antiques market. The woman who ran the stall opposite me (a rather politically-correct lesbian) obtained a collection of these figurines which she offered for sale on her stall... until the market management saw them and told her to remove them or pack up and leave altogether. Meantime, a more intimidating stall-holder went unchallenged regarding the Nazi military memorabilia that he regularly offered for sale.
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Re: A bit cheeky

Postby Sleeper » Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:54 am

I seem to remember paper figures tucked behind the label and metal pin badges..

Was it the haircut that gave it away??

John :lol:


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