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.

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Here Comes the Sun

A magazine insert for Sun Life Assurance, dated 1952; the cover illustration was drawn by 'Armitage', although he does not appear to be Joshua Armitage, also known as Ionicus, featured elsewhere in this blog.

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Knit yourself a new wardrobe!

Three 1970s copies of Stitchcraft magazine, bought yesterday in a charity shop. I think that the couple on the middle cover are wearing their tops inside out........

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

A Quick Polish

Quite why Lord Fotherington -Thomas's maid is buffing up the headlamps on his Alvis in this fashion is unclear, and what is she wearing?

Friday, 1 November 2013

Pea souper

With November now upon us, this picture, another from London - Work & Play (Batsford 1950), seems appropriate, although such 'killer fogs' are now things of the past. That in London in 1952 was so bad that it led to the Clean Air Act of 1956, which eventually banned the burning of domestic coal in built-up areas. There was also, at this time, much air pollution from factory chimneys, London still being a manufacturing city. Furthermore, many trains were steam-hauled, particularly on lines north of the Thames.