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Offline seemex

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Doctor Bill from Ship QE 1947
« on: Friday 12 August 22 16:48 BST (UK) »
I have this bill from from the Queen Elizabeth on a trans Atlantic Crossing in 1947. I wonder if someone can read the part below where it says $6. I would imagine its the amount in British pounds. I've tried to find the exchange rate for 1947 between US dollars and pounds and I think it may have been around US$1 = 2.70 pounds
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Hunter, Southam Thomson, White, Cock, Beesley

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Re: Doctor Bill from Ship QE 1947
« Reply #1 on: Friday 12 August 22 17:16 BST (UK) »
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That is, one pound and ten shillings

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Re: Doctor Bill from Ship QE 1947
« Reply #2 on: Friday 12 August 22 17:17 BST (UK) »
There were still $4 to the pound sterling in those days so the sterling equivalent of $6 was 1-10-0 as written here. One pound and ten shillings.
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Re: Doctor Bill from Ship QE 1947
« Reply #3 on: Friday 12 August 22 18:24 BST (UK) »
Andy and Shaun,
                        I thought it looked like that, but I'm not very familiar with the British currency, although I do recall now that rate around $4. Thanks so very much to you both.
Brian
Hunter, Southam Thomson, White, Cock, Beesley