About Vintage Stuff

The aim of Vintage Stuff is to display some of the ephemera that I have collected, often inadvertently, over the years. I am now deliberately seeking out interesting old adverts, screen shots, leaflets, obscure record covers, picture postcards and illustrations; anything that catches my eye, in fact. They will be mainly, but not exclusively of UK origin (so many vintage blogs appear to be American) and almost always a scan from something that I actually have in my collection, rather than off the net. If you do re-blog, please acknowledge the source. Further stuff, mainly photographs, can be found on my Flickr pages, via the Benny Hill record cover.

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Goodbye Eric

A rather inadequate tribute to comic actor and writer Eric Sykes, who died yesterday. This advert appeared in the 3 February 1977 issue of Country Life magazine.


  1. I loved all his appearances, from watching him with the peerless Hattie in my childhood through to appreciating his voice-overs while watching "Tellietubbies" with my own toddlers many years ago. He will be very much missed.

  2. My favourites were the various silent films that he made, such as The Plank and It's Your Move. I intend to feature these in the blog in the future. He really did represent a lost era of British comedy.