Handwriting questions

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LGTrotter
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Re: Handwriting questions

Post by LGTrotter » 21:33 Fri 08 Sep 2017

"Good on 02/02/90"?

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Re: Handwriting questions

Post by flash_uk » 14:21 Sat 09 Sep 2017

How about "Cont. of 2½ %", as in contribution of 2½ percent.

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Re: Handwriting questions

Post by jdaw1 » 14:55 Sat 09 Sep 2017

LGTrotter wrote:
21:33 Fri 08 Sep 2017
"Good on 02/02/90"?
Which would be a strange thing to write. Would Corney & Barrow, expert wine merchants that they are, really have known that these Ports would all take 1,173 months (less four days) to mature?
flash_uk wrote:
14:21 Sat 09 Sep 2017
How about "Cont. of 2½ %", as in contribution of 2½ percent.
Not convinced. Some merchants offered a discount for cash rather than credit. Except that it just doesn’t look like ‘Cash’.

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Re: Handwriting questions

Post by DRT » 17:26 Sat 09 Sep 2017

Could it be "C on d or 2½ %"?

Being cash on delivery or 2½ % interest for credit
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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Re: Handwriting questions

Post by jdaw1 » 17:59 Sat 09 Sep 2017

“C on D 2½%”, being a discount for cash, would be consistent with then standard practice.

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Re: Handwriting questions

Post by DRT » 18:55 Sat 09 Sep 2017

jdaw1 wrote:
17:59 Sat 09 Sep 2017
“C on D 2½%”, being a discount for cash, would be consistent with then standard practice.
The "or" in front of 2½% is the clearest part of the note, so your suggestion doesn't make sense.

Perhaps "Cash for 2½%"?

Also, do the pencil notes before the price of each bottle say "paid"? If so the red tick that follows the 2½% would suggest the cash option was taken.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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Re: Handwriting questions

Post by jdaw1 » 21:07 Sat 09 Sep 2017

I’m saying “There might have been a 2½% discount.”

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Re: Handwriting questions

Post by PhilW » 08:46 Sun 10 Sep 2017

jdaw1 wrote:
21:07 Sat 09 Sep 2017
I’m saying “There might have been a 2½% discount.”
or a 2½% premium (perhaps for non-cash/credit).

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Re: Handwriting questions

Post by jdaw1 » 19:52 Wed 13 Sep 2017

PhilW wrote:
08:46 Sun 10 Sep 2017
jdaw1 wrote:
21:07 Sat 09 Sep 2017
I’m saying “There might have been a 2½% discount.”
or a 2½% premium (perhaps for non-cash/credit).
Discount for cash were quite normal; premium for non-cash not seen otherwise. So, protected by the “might”, as I have it.

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