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 March 2014

Man About The House

Paper-back book based on the excellent TV-series that ran from 1973-76, actually written after it's demise, in 1977. Bought for a few pence at a jumble sale today, I see there is a copy on eBay for £12.50........ Good luck selling that! Paula Wilcox, who played Chrissy, is on the cover

Friday, 28 March 2014

Here comes spring again

A sure sign that winter is on it's way out is the appearance on our roads of classic cars, blinking in the sunlight after a period of hibernation tucked up in a garage somewhere. This 1973 MG Sprite has suddenly turned up in a road near to us, usually boxed in by other vehicles, but a clear shot was possible last Saturday. It has a round rear wheel arch and chrome bumpers, only available during 1972/73 and apparently is a desirable combination amongst enthusiasts. Roll on the rally season!

Sunday, 23 March 2014

The Car's the Star

Tourists mill around Anne Hathaway's cottage near Stratford-upon-Avon in the early 1950s. Of course the real interest in this view, scanned from a recently acquired red-bordered Kodachrome slide, is the hefty-looking Hillman Sixteen of 1936/37. Of some 700 built, only a couple are known to survive.

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Guinness Time!

Three 1950s covers from the Guinness in-house magazine; artists are John Gilroy, Raymond Tooby, and A Games.