Vancouver’s old houses contain many treasures that hide in walls, behind cupboards or electrical panels chock full of knob and tube wiring.
For no particular reason or at least one that I can figure out, this particular treasure was found stuffed into the corner of a dated, sketchy electrical panel box.
Price of a Stamp
For 53 years the envelope had resided in the dark protected by currents of electricity running through jumbled copper cables. With great care I managed to remove it without being electrocuted. Now out of the darkness and in the full light of the day I question my sanity as I wonder if the exercise was ‘worth the price of this stamp?’
Price of a 1960 Vancouver Home
Relevant accurate information on home prices in Vancouver in the 60’s is a little hard to find. Luckily we can defer to Mike Robinson’s memory of his time in Vancouver.
In his missive published the Winnipeg Free Press he claims that he has “vague memories that entry prices for west side homes in the early 1960s were in the $15,000 to $20,000 range.”
He also tells us that his “folks planned a big move to a larger house on the University of British Columbia Endowment lands in 1967, the price was an astronomical $36,000.”
My Two cents
Those old Vancouver homes have upped their value and so too has cost of mailing a letter which now stands at 63 cents.
My two cent perspective is that if you are new to the prices being asked for Vancouver homes or haven’t mailed a letter lately you may find the price for either ‘shocking’.