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"Gratuities are sixpences, and threepences and bobs" Coins to the value of three, six, or 12 old pence (one shilling) were in circulation until decimalisation of currency in 1971. The passenger could thus tip the porter using a single coin. Convenient for the passenger and easy to pass without it being noticed by more senior staff. Railway companies discouraged tipping. The vexed practice of tipping is the subject of bar590~Railway Porter


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