If you want to collect something that is relatively cheap to buy, then old typewriters might be an option, provided that you have the room to display them. This Imperial Typewriter Company machine dates from between 1962, when the model was introduced, to 1968, when it was superseded by the Imperial 80. They appear on eBay for around £10 to £20 plus postage (which is often as much as the typewriter itself), although this one was for sale in our local Oxfam shop for just £4.99, although I cannot say whether it was in working order.
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.