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, 28 February 2014

The Fireman

The classic Ladybird pocket-size books were a British institution, being produced from 1940 until the 1980s, being finally phased out when the Loughborough factory closed in 1999. They were widely used in primary schools during the 1950s/60s and are very collectable today. Here is a selection of pages from 606B, The Fireman, first published in 1962. Illustrations were by John Berry (1920-2009).

1 comment:

  1. The Fireman is probably the most successful of the 606B series about people at work. I really think of it as an absolute classic. Please could you therefore provide all the images of this book on your Vintage Stuff page?

    Anyway, please check my BBC link etc at www.twitter.com/jeremyKeller9. I believe the page can also be found by searching Google for Jeremy Keller BBC