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, 19 November 2012

Heath Robinson Absurdities

This collection of William Heath Robinson's illustrations originally appeared in 1934, this copy being a 1975 re-issue, bought recently in a charity shop in Egham. Absurdities features more of his well-known contraptions as well as more general humorous work, such as Christmas Eve and the Toy Railway. Both are equally delightful and still very funny. Heath Robinson's world looked a fine place to live.

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