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.

Friday, 4 January 2013

Stanley smokes Craven 'A'

It seems almost inconceivable today that a professional footballer should endorse cigarettes, but it was not uncommon back in the 1950s and earlier; here is "football genius" Stanley Matthews, who played for Stoke City, Blackpool and England, putting his name behind Craven 'A' in Picturegoer magazine, 15 November 1952. A vegetarian and teetotaller, Matthews did live to be 85, so perhaps smoking Craven 'A' really was OK...............

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