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.

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Peek Frean biscuits for Christmas

Another name in biscuit manufacturer that is no more, at least in the UK, is Peek Frean. The brand goes back to 1857, amalgamating with Huntley & Palmers to form Associated Biscuits in 1921. It seems that the name lives on only outside the UK, in the USA and Canada at least, being now part of the Kraft empire, the factory in Bermondsey closing in 1989, by then owned by Nabisco.

These two colourful adverts appeared in Good Housekeeping magazines for December 1947 (top) and 1948.

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