POTD - Pre-Decimal Days

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POTD - Pre-Decimal Days

Colette M. Metcalf August 18, 2005

Great image!! #296368

Robyn Mackenzie August 18, 2005

Thanks, Colette! #1732271

Patty Razonable September 23, 2005

Excellent macro!! Congratulations on your POTD!! #1869093

Susie Peek-Swint September 23, 2005

Well done on POTD Robyn!

... I can remember the old coinage too...
£1 = 8 half crowns or 10 florins or 20 shillings (bobs) or 40 sixpences (tanners) or 80 threepences (joeys) or 240 pennies or 480 halfpennies or 960 farthings... once learned never forgotten eh? Thanks for the trip down memory lane ~ LOL!
regards, susie #1869156

Robyn Mackenzie September 23, 2005

Wow! I certainly never expected a POTD, and am absolutely thrilled to get it!!

Thanks very much, Patty and Susan. Now Susan, let's get this currency thing straight - 12 pence to the shilling, 20 shillings to the pound, 21 shillings to the sovereign. A sixpence was a zac as well as a tanner. Arithmetic was a nightmare! The only thing I miss about those coins was that you could cook them in the Christmas pudding! #1869168

Ed Heaton September 23, 2005

Great job Robyn, Congrats on POTD! #1869183

Vera Jesus September 23, 2005

Great! I Love It! #1869264

Joy Rector September 23, 2005

congrats on the PTOD #1869287

Scott Pedersen September 23, 2005

I was wondering if it was english when I seen that pound sign. Nice close up. #1869398

Vicki Hunt September 23, 2005

I love it! Congrats on your POTD!!! #1869428

Susan E. Patrick Harris September 23, 2005

hey robyn,
i love the angle.
congrats.
this would be a cool template for a card for secretaries day etc. You could paste in the boss's face where the numbers are.lol
have a great one!
s
#1869647

Debra Booth September 23, 2005

Great shot, Robyn! Congrats on your POTD! #1869680

Leanne M.E. Boyd September 23, 2005

Excellent shot, Robyn! Congratulations on your POTD! #1869739

Chris Ebben September 23, 2005

Boy that has brought back lots of memories. A question?, could 21 shillings have been a guinea( don't know how to spell it!!) & 5 shillings a sovereign??? Liked your pictures of Melbourne, makes me want to visit again. Keep up the good work=^..^= #1869763

Patricia H. Daley September 23, 2005

Great POTD, Robyn, from your classmate in Macro Photography. #1869815

Rob Timmins September 23, 2005

Great shot! I'm going to show it to my computer students today, since most of them have probably never used an actual typewriter! #1869872

Claudette Foote September 23, 2005

I love it! Congrats on your POTD!!! #1869925

Laura Clay-Ballard September 23, 2005

love the dof. congrats! #1869927

Terry L. Ellis level-classic September 23, 2005

Congratulations, Robyn, on this wonderful POTD! #1870004

Robyn Mackenzie September 23, 2005

Thank you EVERYONE for your kind comments!
Chris: Of course, you're right - 21 shillings is a guinea, not a sovereign. My aged memory is playing tricks on me! I think a sovereign is a gold coin equivalent of a pound (but I could be wrong...) :o) #1870012

Elisabeth A. Gay September 23, 2005

I remember those days in the UK too Robyn!! Great POTD! congratulations.
PS I'll never forget that the day before decimalisation a chocolate bar cost 6d. The next day it cost 6p - the catch was 6d was half a shilling, and 6p was a bit more than a shilling!! #1870083

Jill Flynn level-classic September 23, 2005

Congratulations on your POTD Robyn! #1870154

Theresa M. VanderStaay September 23, 2005

Congrat's on POTD Robyn. Great macro. #1870416

Kimberly C. Miner September 23, 2005

truly a wonderful shot. congratulations! #1870527

Mary N C. Taitt September 23, 2005

Congratulations on your POTD, Robyn! Interesting shot. Mary :-) #1870548

Mary Clarke September 23, 2005

Many congratulations on POTD Robyn - great image. It takes me back a bit though! #1870585

Ernest Aguayo September 23, 2005

awesome macro. congrats!! #1870773

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe September 23, 2005

Congratulations on your photo of the day win, great honor!! Neat image!! #1870822

Kirsi Bertolini September 23, 2005

Awesome image and great story! So nostalgic.. Congrats on your potd!!! #1871144

Pamela A. Davis September 23, 2005

Great Macro. Old things are great not only to photograph, but the memories. Just Great POTD #1871526

Jenny Bosmans September 23, 2005

Congratulations on your awesome POTD, Robyn!! I like the discussion about the currency too...I still have a small collection of the old coins. #1871715

LJ Corliss level-classic September 23, 2005

Congrats (all around!)...Great job :) #1872823

Susie Peek-Swint September 24, 2005

Many congrats on the finals Robyn! #1873460

Robyn Mackenzie September 24, 2005

Thank you all so much, for taking the time to comment! This has made my WEEK, not just my day.. :0) #1873704

Leanne M.E. Boyd September 24, 2005

Congratulations, Robyn! #1874162

Leonard Pierce September 24, 2005

Congratulations Robyn!!! Very well done and very well deserved! #1874989

Ermanno Radice September 24, 2005

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Robyn!!! #1878246

Candice C. Calhoun level-deluxe September 25, 2005

Excellent finalist, congratulations, Robyn!

ccc #1880394

Kathleen R. Struckle September 25, 2005

Great image!! Congrats on your finealist and POTD!! #1883191

Meg Voyzey September 25, 2005

I love the image you have captured. Very nice!! Congratulations! #1883501

September 26, 2005

I love how inspiration is everywhere you turn. The smallest things can be the most beautiful art.
Congratulations. #1884443

Colette M. Metcalf September 26, 2005

Congrats on your POTD, Robyn!!! #1885327

Allen Morrell September 26, 2005

Fantastic macro Robyn, I like the in-tight composition and the use of sepia for that added nostalgia look. Your whole gallery is a beauty to look at. I love the flower macros. Congrats on your POTD, well deserved. #1888100

Susan T. Evans September 27, 2005

Congrats Robyn, awesome work #1891810

Patrick Campbell October 08, 2005

Congrats on your excellent macro finalist, Robyn! #1930005

Brian Wallace November 30, 2005

Belated congrats! Spectacular image! I hope you have a copy hanging on your wall! #2139714

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I learned to type on this old typewriter, too many years ago. My Dad had bought it several decades before that! Australia's currency was pounds, shillings and pence until 1966, when we switched to dollars and cents. EF-S 60mm macro lens.

Uploaded on August 18, 2005

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