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Post  oakpot on Sun 13 Nov - 16:24

From the late 1930's this firm W D WOODROFFE & CO LTD acted as a Wholesale distributor of Ambrico and then early Crown Lynn ware.Selling it throughout New Zealand.



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Post  Maryr on Mon 14 Nov - 6:59

That is interesting history Oakpot. And also interesting that so many firms used ashtrays as promotional giveaways too!
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Post  oakpot on Sat 26 Nov - 20:20

During the 1960's Royal Oak Pottery Ltd acted as a wholesale distributor of Crown Lynn Matt Art Whiteware. Note the then wholesale prices.



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Post  Ev on Sun 27 Nov - 16:38

My word those vases seem so cheap, but I guess it's all relative .... somehow.
This photo must be from around the time of changing to decimal currency as the swan has both currencies.
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Post  teaandcoffee on Sun 27 Nov - 19:45

Ev, you can work out the present day equivalent values here:
http://www.rbnz.govt.nz/monetary-policy/inflation-calculator

A dollar in the 4th quarter of 1967 has a purchasing power in the 4th quarter of 2016 of $17.32.

So the Swan cost $54.03 in today's money. The number 643 was $28.58 while the wee 644 works out at $15.24, which sounds about right.

$54.00 for a wedding present (which I have heard is what many swans were) seems to be a reasonable value for a distant relative to spend on the young couple.

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Post  oakpot on Sun 27 Nov - 21:41

The swan would be $54.00 wholesale plus sales tax.
Today it would be $54.00 wholesale plus GST.
As a guide the swan would now be $108.00 retail ie in the shop

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Post  teaandcoffee on Sun 27 Nov - 22:44

Thanks for that correction oakpot.

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