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.

Monday, 8 October 2012


New arrivals into the Vintage Stuff archives are two copies of the humorous men's magazine, Blighty,  these from January 1951.

The magazine was originally published in 1916, for troops serving in the war, ceasing in 1920. It was resurrected in 1939, continuing into the 1950s, offering stories, features and cartoons (often risqué, at least for the period), again, aimed mainly at men. By the mid-1950s, pin-ups were appearing on the cover and the name was changing; by 1960 it was a proper men's magazine, Parade, continuing as such until 1974, when the contents became more explicit.


  1. Wonderful! I was quite a fan of "Parade" in my early teens back in the sixties... By the way, I love your new header selection- great fun!

  2. Thanks Ian; I have just bought (on e-bay), several later issues of Blighty, with the pin-up covers. I will post soon. I'm glad you like the new header, I aim to refresh it every six months or so. Any new VV postings planned?

  3. I have some stuff scanned and ready to go, just seem to have lost my mojo for the moment! Thanks for the nudge, I will post something soon :-)