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Archive for the ‘Ephemera’ Category

  • Loafing Around – The Supremes White Bread

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    Berry Gordy was not only a very clever chap when it came to spotting talent and developing a record label that went on to conquer the world he was also a bit of a marketing whizz too. It’s no coincidence that Motown got it right almost all the time and...

  • Cruisin’ – Fred Olsen Cruise Brochures

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    We’re packing up our flip-flops, sun hat, Ambre Solaire and obligatory Hawaiian shirt for an early summer break courtesy of our friends at Fred.Olsen Lines. Well actually we’re not but these brochures from back in the day look so inviting we’re tempted...

  • Czech it Out – Vintage Matchbox Labels

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    As part of our ongoing phillumenical tour of Europe collecting empty matchboxes (and also empty matchbooks it should be said) we now head east from our previous excursion to Germany and take a brief stopover in Prague and the surrounding area to look at what...

  • We Proudly Present the Ice Capades

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    Never heard of the Ice Capades? Then shame on you. For some 50 years they toured constantly across the North American circuit and were an annual summer fixture at the Atlantic City Convention Hall from 1941 through to 1981. Beat that! Their precocious...

  • Sony, Sony, Sony – Seventies Catalogues

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    In this day and age with companies going to the wall left, right and centre it is rare to see a company that has been trading at the top of their game for a number of decades and is still there mixing it up with the big boys. One such company is Sony which...

  • Fender Lovin’ Care – 1969 Guitar Brochure

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    Now it time for some more axe action as we take a look at a few bright and colourful pictures from the 1969 Fender guitar brochure. In the last catalogue we featured from 1967 most of the instruments were snapped in the great outdoors, in this one we head...

  • Frank Horr – Man of Mystery

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    When we put together a post we like to do some research and get a bit of background detail to not only satiate our never-ending thirst for knowledge (!) but also to share the information we’ve obtained with our good readers – just posting pictures up...

  • Call The Cops – American Police Car Brochures

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    Woop-Woop, It’s the sound of da police – Here we have a collection of American police squad vehicle brochure covers from the sixties and seventies. The first law enforcement wagon was powered by electricity and hit the streets of Akron, Ohio way...

  • Boston Tea Party Posters

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    The Boston Tea Party venue on Berkeley Street (and latterly Claredon Street) , Boston, Massachusetts was only around for a relatively brief four years but in that time built itself a name as one of the great psychedelic music venues of the late sixties to...

  • Psycho Calendar qu’est-ce que c’est

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    We’ve featured the almost Pythonsesque work of Push-Pin studios and their pseudo-psychedelic (don’t know if that’s the right expression but it sounds good) images and now we’re paying them a second visit to look at a calendar they designed for...