The Davenport Collection
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Three sizes of red ‘Half a Knicker’ stage money

A knicker was slang for a pound in the UK, so half a knicker would be 10 shillings, or 10 bob in slang. This explains why the notes have ‘10’ printed on them as well as the side view of a lady showing ‘half a knicker’. It is unlikely that these notes could ever be confused with real money. It is not clear whether the Davenport advertisement illustrated here refers to these notes, or a completely different product.

Item Details

Size The three sizes are 80 x 45mm, 140 x 85mm and 285 x 165mm.
Date Probably mid 20th century.
Key Phrases ,
Ref no N2875