Thursday, July 28, 2011

Value for Money

Found this greeting card in a seaside shop the other day. Not sure where it was taken or who the surfer was. Could be Nat Young. Not even sure if the colour is original. It does look like the cover of an October 1965 Surfing World magazine and features a price of four shillings. So the shot has to be at least 45 years ago. (Note the lack of drop ins!)

Now Aussie currency converted from pounds, shillings and pence to dollars and cents in February 1966.  So 45 years ago the surf mag cost about 40 cents . And in those days a pack of smokes was about 20 cents. Now they are 50 times greater, but the mags are still around $15. Now that's value for money.

Images courtesy of Surfing World mag (I think)

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