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Archive for the ‘Ephemera’ Category

  • The World of Kays – 1970s Catalogues

    • 56594 Views • 1970s, Ephemera, Fashion, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on The World of Kays – 1970s Catalogues

    Do you want to know how much a Crimplene casual suit cost in 1977? well you’ve come to the right place (They were available in beige, burgundy and blue and could be delivered to your door for under twenty pounds) Here we take a second look at the...

  • Around The World – Vespa Advertising

    • 23969 Views • 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, Ephemera, Popular, Retro Advertising, TransportComments Off on Around The World – Vespa Advertising

    We’re big fans of the Vespa scooter here at VoEA and for the sake of fairness and impartiality we also admire the svelte lines of Lambrettas too. However, here the focus is firmly on Piaggio’s finest with some rare ads we’ve not seen before and bear in...

  • Game, Set and Patch – Tennis Wear Sewing Patterns

    • 11694 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Art, Ephemera, Fashion, SportComments Off on Game, Set and Patch – Tennis Wear Sewing Patterns

    Back in the days when Nike was the Greek Goddess of Victory before she became the name of the world’s largest purveyors of sporting apparel, believe it or not, people actually used to make their own sports clothing using nothing more than a sewing machine,...

  • QSL Cards – Soviet Style

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    A while back we posted about some groovy US QSL cards we’d discovered in a dusty vault in the deep recesses of the Internet and now, by way of a complete geographical and political contrast, one of our good readers has very kindly shared his collection of...

  • Cereal Thrillers – Cardboard Records

    • 14704 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Ephemera, VinylComments Off on Cereal Thrillers – Cardboard Records

    Previously we’ve looked at the short lived Hip-pocket record, this time we take a look at another long gone and forgotten format the cardboard cereal box record. The freebie plastic-coated paperboard records were embedded into the back of the cereal...

  • Two Dimensional – Paper Dolls from the past

    • 15292 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Ephemera, FashionComments Off on Two Dimensional – Paper Dolls from the past

    The first ever paper doll called Little Fanny (stop giggling at the back) was manufactured by London company S and J Fuller way back in 1810. Two years later the two dimensional dolls appeared in America, they were published by J. Belcher of Boston. Twenty...

  • Chromacolor – Zenith Television Brochures

    • 7283 Views • 1970s, 1980s, Ephemera, TelevisionComments Off on Chromacolor – Zenith Television Brochures

    Here in the UK the word “Zenith” is usually associated with a well-known window company or for older readers a defunct British motorcycle manufacturer. Across the pond Zenith is a electronics corporation that manufacture televisions and radios....

  • Beam Me Up Scotchy

    • 7726 Views • 1970s, Ephemera, Magazine, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Beam Me Up Scotchy

    Apart from a thirteen year interruption courtesy of the Prohibition in America, Jim Beam have been producing Bourbon Whiskey from Kentucky since 1795. Here we mix it up a few centuries later as we take a look at some of Jim Beam’s advertising campaigns...

  • Moonlighting with Cybill Shepherd

    • 12006 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Ephemera, Magazine, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Moonlighting with Cybill Shepherd

    Those of us of a certain age (stop sniggering at the back) will no doubt remember iconic US TV series Moonlighting that ran from 1985 to 1989. Many say it was the best comedy of the 80s and it certainly propelled a youthful Bruce Willis into the limelight...

  • Japanese Adverts From The Swinging Sixties

    • 16806 Views • 1960s, Ephemera, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Japanese Adverts From The Swinging Sixties

    Here we take a look at some more cool Japanese Adverts from the swinging sixties. We’ve picked out a few ads that have caught our attention on our travels around the internet and as our Japanese reading skills are non-existent – we’ve chosen...