Our mailbag this month produced an assortment of odds and sods but we thought this photo from Australia was an absolute gem and just begs to be published. The note attached to it says: it’s an early recorder from the trading floor of the Oonadatta Opal Exchange – casino spiele yeah right!
Yes there is a place called Oonadatta and its slap bang in the middle of opal country but we just can’t shake that feeling that we’re being strung a line on this one. However, it is a great photo and deserves a place in this column. We admit we’re stumped as to the make of recorder – so if anyone recognises this photo, do please give us the story.