Re: [Harp-L] A Marine Cost?

When I was first attempting to be a professional blues harmonica  player, 
at a VERY early age, back in the 1960s, I used to buy 10 hole  Echo Super 
Vamper harmonicas (standard Marine Bands for the UK market) for  five 
shillings, that is 25 Pence each, and 12 hole Echo Vampers for seven  shillings and 
sixpence (37.5 Pence). That was buying them wholesale price,  direct from 
Hohner in London, England... At the time the exchange rate between  the US 
Dollar and the GB Pound was $2.40 USD to one pound Sterling.
My FIRST harmonica was a 270 chromatic, given to me by my big sister when I 
 was 8 years old... I have no idea  how much she paid for it.
John "Whiteboy" Walden
Just now in Scotland, but looking for work as a musician anywhere in the  
_http://johnwalden.freevar.com_ ( 
In a message dated 3/19/2012 11:02:47 P.M. GMT Standard Time,  
madcat@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx writes:

When I  started playing harmonica in 1964, I could buy a Marine Band 
harmonica for  $2.25 at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago.

Peter Madcat  Ruth
Musician - Grammy Award  Winner

On  Mar 19, 2012, at 6:56 PM, David Terry wrote:

> 1962,Brockton,Ma.  $3.75 I was eight and it took me half the summer of odd
> chores to earn  it. Lawns to weed eatin' (by hand and a push mower).No
> wonder I'm  about worn out.Oh pickin' Blue Berrys for 15 Cents a quart. Is
> that  why I got the huero bluze?

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