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.

Saturday, 29 June 2013

Julia Foster

And why not?

A very welcome appearance in episode 2 of Doctor in the House, first broadcast on ITV on 19 July 1969 and written by Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie. And yes, that is Martin Shaw (playing a Welshman) in the first picture.

The temptation of Adam

Hmm... a naked woman or a naked woman with stockings? No contest really!

From Mayfair magazine, issue 5/9 (1970); the artist was Norman Mansbridge (1911-93).

Friday, 28 June 2013

Build yourself a coal bunker!

With a possible energy shortage looming, stockpile your coal now! And all for £3 10s

From Practical Householder, April 1958

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Monday, 3 June 2013

Fairey Gannet

The carrier borne Fairey Gannet, used primarily in submarine detection, went into production in 1953, hence the attention in the Navy press at the time. Around 350 had been built by 1959, mainly for the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm. A number have survived, in the UK, Germany, Australia and elsewhere.

These are from The Navy magazine, December 1952 and May 1953.