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, 6 April 2014


This advert for Alcan aluminium products appeared on the back cover of a guide to the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, published in 1972. It features Malcolm Campbell's record-breaking 350hp Sunbeam racer of 1920, from a splendid painting by Michael Turner (b.1934). The car has been part of the collection since it's arrival in 1958 and was running again in 2014, following a period of extensive restoration.