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Edmund Fifield

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Re: Petrol Garages and Badges - Rewards
« Reply #22 on: December 04, 2017, 08:49:40 PM »
I've got 2 of the coupon books,my own and my brother in laws

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« Reply #23 on: December 04, 2017, 09:32:20 PM »
Can you recall how you acquired them Edmund?

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Re: Petrol Garages and Badges - Rewards
« Reply #24 on: December 04, 2017, 09:42:30 PM »
I remember annoying my dad to get his petrol at the garage that gave away false stick on bullet holes you stuck on the windows(cool)  8) . And the world cup football coins,and yes I had to get a petrol ration book by showing my log book for my moped at the post office,These books were printed for the Suez conflict in the early 50's and thankfully never needed           Regards Ray O0
Ray I had forgotten about the bullet holes. Can you remember the brand of petrol? O0

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« Reply #25 on: December 04, 2017, 09:43:45 PM »
The plastic bullet hole stickers were from Regent garages
just seen this, sorry just catching up  O0

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« Reply #26 on: December 04, 2017, 09:48:04 PM »
I remember the Green Shield stamps.  I remember them being put into a book & when it was full there was a shop in Solihull where you could go & spend them.  You'd wait for your goods to come up on a conveyor belt - like Argos now. In fact. I think the shop in Solihull did become Argos later on.
JudithM I remember the place in Solihull and one in Brum town centre.  There were also Pink Stamps, although nat many places seemed to have them  O0

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« Reply #27 on: December 04, 2017, 09:51:58 PM »
Anyone remember the plastic orange horseshoes from Gulf petrol? They were two horseshoes stuck together, you could stick them in the back window or hanging from the rear view mirror  ;D

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« Reply #28 on: December 04, 2017, 09:54:49 PM »
The ration books were issued in response to 1973 Arab/ Israeli war. The OPEC countries led by Saudi Arabia imposed an oil embargo on countries that supported Israel. The cost of raw oil quadrupled, the motorist already paying a heavy tax didn't notice the increase as much as say oil power generation whose costs were quadrupled, this had an adverse effect on inflation and the world economy.
The value of larger more thirsty cars plummeted at this time. I remember E types going for Three hundred quid, losing 70% of their value  over night  :-\

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Re: Petrol Garages and Badges - Rewards
« Reply #29 on: December 04, 2017, 10:02:14 PM »

Anyone remember the plastic orange horseshoes from Gulf petrol? They were two horseshoes stuck together, you could stick them in the back window or hanging from the rear view mirror  ;D




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Re: Petrol Garages and Badges - Rewards
« Reply #30 on: December 04, 2017, 10:12:13 PM »




Fantastic, it must be the late 60's when I last saw those O0 O0

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« Reply #31 on: December 05, 2017, 02:13:55 PM »
Ironside got mine because I was a motor mechanic our gaffer applyied  at Marsh &Baxter for them for us,think it was about the time Suez crisis,the Motor Fuel Ration Book No is OH 630379 and covered 6 Months in 4 -3-2-2units,the other one belonged to my B in L who died this year  he worked in Experimental for B L

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« Reply #32 on: December 05, 2017, 03:59:14 PM »
E F,
Did your brother-in-law work in the experimental at Castle Bromwich. If so what was his name.
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