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, 26 February 2013

Selling film

Three adverts from three decades, each having their own appeal.........

Picture Post, 7 November 1953

Punch, 20 April 1963

Photo Technique, September 1973

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Stocking Parade

A little photo-feature from Stocking Parade, dating from 1965, featuring Wilma Evans. There were loads of  publications like this in the 1950s/1960s, all quite innocent when compared with the more explicit 'top shelf' magazines that became available from the 1970s and which effectively killed them off. They are quite collectable now and can command good prices. They are now often advertised as being of 'Fetish interest'; it has been suggested that a predilection for stockings was often formed when a young child would see up his mothers skirt whilst crawling along the floor. I can well remember Miss Eccles, a drama teacher at our grammar school in the late-1960s, who would have us naively adopting positions on the floor in the hall while she moved amongst us.........

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

BSA Sunbeam

A beautiful advert for the BSA Sunbeam scooter (also sold as the Triumph Tigress), as it appeared on the rear cover of the 17 November 1960 issue of The Motor Cycle magazine. Unfortunately, reliability was not as good as it's looks.