There are only two possibilities, updated
It’s been seventy years since a body was found on Somerton beach and you can count the committed theorists on one hand.
Thedude47, Nick Pelling, Gordon Cramer and your gracious host. You’d think we’d have it covered by now. But we don’t. There is a chasm. On one side there are the spook theorists and on the other the black market proponents.
The only thing we have in common is we consider the TS slip and the book it was torn from to be identifiers in that they are meant to be matched at some stage of either scenario.
Dude took one look at this image, knocked off work, hit the pub and bought a few beers for a couple of knowledgeable friends in the second-hand motor business. He showed them the pic. They said and Dude agreed that you’d have to be Blind Freddy not to know their true purpose.
Go dude, but he had to wait for Nick to advance the proposition and include the TS slip.
Comment lifted from Cipher Mysteries …
30 Sept 2018
Pete, the book and the slip have always been central to my proposition. In fact Im pretty sure I was the first to suggest this being the case however Nick has refined it to a higher level which holds water to me in the car theory …… This was 1949 and and an interstate hook up between parties who are strangers engaged in dodgy business. The book and the slip could have been used in a number of ways as an identifier / receipt of deal/proof of purchase, secret handshake etc etc. Dude
Neither has been able to bring up a precedent that might provide a foundation for their proposition.
I’ve asked NP the question today on his Rubaiyat Car Theory thread.