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How things change.

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by buckssigns, Jun 15, 2012.

  1. buckssigns

    buckssigns Member

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    I borrowed these from a friend who collected them using a Sea Searcher magnet around the sites of old boatyards on the River Thames.

    These attractive vitreous enamel registration plates were issued on an annual basis and simply thrown in the river on expiry.

    Today’s equivalent? Flimsy paper plates which fade in the sun and curl in the damp.

    Oh well, things change!
     

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  2. Jillbeans

    Jillbeans Major Contributor

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    Those are really cool. What a shame they were tossed, but they have given new pleasure at being found and seen again.
    Are you all set for the Olympics?
    I saw this yesterday and was wondering if there were ever any pirates on the Thames.
    Love.....Jill
     
  3. buckssigns

    buckssigns Member

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    Lots of Pirate flags, Jill; but usually on self-skippered hire boats, out for stag and hen party cruises.
    Plenty of Jolly Rogering when they hit town!

    Strangely, that Sharpie came all the way across the seas from Butler – amazing!
     
  4. 96XP

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    Blast from the past.
    Great find. :)
     
  5. Craig Sjoquist

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    WOW way cool find
     
  6. Fatboy

    Fatboy Very Active Member

    Sweet
     
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