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Old 26th June 2019, 15:20
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Originally Posted by China hand View Post
Spent many happy hours mooching through J.D. Potter Ltd. I was good friends with one of the senior men, we shared a pub in Essex ( as patrons) in the mid 70"s.
No doubt you got discounts then!

The 84 odd that I paid was below official price as once I'd chosen the sextant I wanted I walked back to the Bank Line office in Bury Street and they ordered it from Potters as ship stores so getting shipowner's discount and an absence of purchase tax. I didn't see the sextant until I joined the ship!
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