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Licence Plate Number 21-419

 

front of registration licence

front of registration licence

and the back

and the back

and the really cute envelope it came in. Note the O.H.M.S (On Her Majesty's Service), meaning it was important

the really cute envelope it came in. Note the O.H.M.S. (On Her Majesty’s Service), that means it was important

John Beavis Randell's lorry in 1938, at "Kenton Park", Gumeracha loaded for vegetables going to market with his son Glen, and grandson Lyndsey

John Beavis Randell’s lorry in 1938, at “Kenton Park”, Gumeracha loaded for vegetables going to market with his son Glen, and grandson Lyndsey

Licence plate number 21-419 on the truck

Licence plate number 21-419 on the truck


DESCRIPTION: Registration issued to John Beavis Randell to drive a truck (lorry), Licence Plate Number 21-419. Measuring 21.5cm x 17cm the registration document is double sided with information only filled in on one side, and all neatly folded into a little envelope that measures 14.5cm x 9cm.
DATE: 24 September 1949
CURRENT OWNER OF THE ITEM: Alan Phillips
STORY/ABOUT: This is one of the many ‘pieces of ephemera’ that was found in a book (as all Randell’s used to do), I mean who would think of finding your great grandpa’s truck registration in the middle of a medical book (Comprehensive System of Matera Medica and Therapeutics)? No me, but I did.
John Beavis Randell was a man of many facets. He was a farmer, he was a Baptist minister. He taught himself homeopathy, and sewing, and music as well.
And this registration contains not only his name, but also gives his occupation (dairy farmer etc), his address (Gumeracha), the type of vehicle (lorry), and the Licence plate number (21-419). I never would have guessed that you’d get all that information from this document.
This was obviously a renewal of this registration for the lorry, as I have found a photo from my grandma’s collection, which shows the truck in 1938 (and enlarged I can see the licence plate is indeed 21-419), so to see an image of the actual vehicle is simply a BONUS!

2 Responses to “Licence Plate Number 21-419”

  1. David Carter says:

    This is not a Vehicle Registration as such, It is a certificate of being Primary Producer which gives JB a cheaper rate on the truck registration compared to a Commercial operator.

  2. Crissouli says:

    I have included your blog in INTERESTING BLOGS or GENERAL INTEREST in FRIDAY FOSSICKING at

    http://thatmomentintime-crissouli.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/friday-fossicking-21st-april-2017.html

    Thank you, Chris

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