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Pre-war tax discs
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 3:41 pm    Post subject: Pre-war tax discs Reply with quote

Hi,

I've a few tax discs, the earliest is 1933 and they run through to September 1939, for a variety of cars and motorcycles.

Do people collect these much? are they worth anything and is there any particular type (say the quarterly issued examples) worth more than another?

Just curious, I've no plans to let any go.

thanks, RJ
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tax discs and old log books seem to change hands on eBay for what I always think are ridiculous amounts of money especially as there is usually little chance of establishing a claim to the number!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been collecting them since I was a boy and they are a very easy collection to store. Mine are in a small brown paper bag but having looked in the place I expected to find them I must have moved them to a "safer" place!

If memory serves me correctly my oldest is a rather boring post war disc from an ex-army lorry used for lime spreading like this one.



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Peter- that is an interesting C.M.P. truck. I see that it has full height doors, and that there are small lamps in front of the original headlamps. I have never seen either of those fitments before.

Rick, in Victoria (Australia) the device serving the purpose of your tax disc, was a water-soaked decal, which had to be affixed to the windscreen. Each year, several minutes with a razor blade were needed to remove same in order to affix the new one
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

roverdriver wrote:
Peter- that is an interesting C.M.P. truck. I see that it has full height doors, and that there are small lamps in front of the original headlamps. I have never seen either of those fitments before.

Rick, in Victoria (Australia) the device serving the purpose of your tax disc, was a water-soaked decal, which had to be affixed to the windscreen. Each year, several minutes with a razor blade were needed to remove same in order to affix the new one


There are a couple of early seventies decals still attached to one of the ute's quarterlights.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes I know I'm ressurecting an old thread but have just found this hidden in a book.
Wondering if it has any real value, also interesting to note it cost 60 in 1929.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A very nice disc and certainly has a value worth preserving but I would doubt that it has the value of 60 today. Laughing

The way that it has been trimmed is interesting too. I wonder if that was implied by the printing on the untrimmed sheet?

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks like an interesting disc, anything that applies to something different to the norm (a car) usually has people clamouring for it. I've no idea what it's worth but it's certainly a nice thing to have. A friend sold some later, Welsh-stamped, discs and did *very* well with them.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a lovely piece of History, I would say its worth a fair price to a collector as its from a steam lorry.
I have a few older discs, I just can't seem to part with any of the old memorabilia!
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