Banana Label

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Year of Issue: 

1970

Material: 

  • Paper

Colors: 

  • White, Blue

Shape: 

  • Barrel

Width: 

25

Height: 

31

Motif: 

  • Price

Text on Label: 

Fyffes
3/6

Catalog Entry: 

Author: 

michael

Last modified: 

Sep 2018

Comments

The label is from it is from

The label is from it is from the time where Great Britain used what they refer to as old money Pounds, Shilling and Pence (£SD)
This was used before they went decimal ( 100 pence = 1 pound). There were 12 pence in a shilling and 20 shillings, in a pound.
So the price tag says 3/6 (three shillings and six pence) equal to about 16½ decimal (modern) pence.
I have looked up the history and it turns out the transfer to the new decimal system happened 15 feb 1971 so the label is before this time and not from the late 70'ties as originally assumed. I have changed the age correspondengly