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Two shillings and sixpence


We made our way to the Ephemera Fair on Sunday, and picked up a few choice items.

First up is this conversion guide from BOAC, from 1954, back when £1 was worth $2.80.

We've got a bit of a soft spot for all the BOAC branding - possibly it's because we yearn for a time when taking a flight meant something special, and when you didn't know you were doing all kinds of bad stuff to the climate just by taking a holiday - and we'll post some more of their graphic loveliness later in the week.

In the meantime, you can check out more over on Alistair's flickr set, or take a look at the flickr Modern Ephemera Society set organised by Michael Bojkowski from Boicozine.

And, oh, it looked like there were a few younger faces at the latest fair, so if any of you lot were there, and picked up something tasty, drop us a line or chuck us a link.

The next fair is on 2 December, at the Holiday Inn in Bloomsbury. See you there.

posted: 24 October 2007
categories: Ephemera
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