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Archive for the ‘Ephemera’ Category

  • Spinnerin – On The Slopes

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    Before the days of uber-technical outdoor equipment, believe it or not, people actually used to perform outdoorsy activities in pretty normal clothing. Edmund Hillary on his historic ascent of Everest in 1953 wore a tweed jacket and a pair of hobnail boots....

  • Postcards From The Past

    • 17439 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Ephemera, PopularComments Off on Postcards From The Past

    We’ve sifted through  It’s Better Than Bad’s vintage postcard collection and picked out some of our favourites. Who needs Instagram when we’ve got the genuine article?  Take a trip back in time and across the world courtesy of your...

  • Expo 74, Spokane, USA – Souvenirs

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    In the past VoEA has travelled back to Montreal in Canada for Expo 67 – which at the time was known as the most successful world fair. We’ve also featured some cool futuristic postcards from Expo 70 which was hosted in Osaka, Japan. This time...

  • When We Was Fab – A Sixties Music Scrapbook

    • 11053 Views • 1960s, Ephemera, MusicComments Off on When We Was Fab – A Sixties Music Scrapbook

    We are deeply indebted to Richard from the excellent Kernow Beat Blog for supplying us with this fantastic treasure trove of 60’s music memorabilia. Although it includes big names such as The Move, The Equals and The Zombies, it’s photos of less...

  • Forty Funky Catalogue Pages From The Seventies

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    It’s time to sit back, chill out and take a scroll back to the seventies in this jam packed post full of grooviness. We’ve sifted through pages and pages of American and Canadian 1970s catalogues from the huge Wishbook catalogue collection....

  • Trainspotting – British Rail Ephemera

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    Relax in style and let the train take the strain as your favourite retro railway provider Voices of East Anglia whisk you back to a time pre-privatisation of more genteel rail services. A time when British Rail still existed, when you could get a hot baked...

  • Forty Pages from the Sears 1969 Catalogue

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    Here we take another look at American department store Sears and this time their 1969 offerings or the outdoor types the on-trend jacket was the Corduroy Bush Coat with pile-lining in the style of the classic Johnny Morris safari jacket, the Edwardian Look...

  • British Television Ephemera

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    According to Sir Ian Jacob (Director-General from 1952 to 1960) the BBC handbook was published “To provide a clear and reliable guide to the workings of the BBC, to survey the year’s work in British broadcasting, and to bring together as much...

  • Mannequins – Brochures for Dummies

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    If you grew up in the seventies watching Jon Pertwee as Doctor Who, mannequins may remind you of the Autons – the scary alien life-sized dummies. However, if you were growing up in the eighties you may associate the display doll with the 1987 rom-com...

  • Striking Designs – German Matchbox Labels

    • 10614 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Art, Ephemera, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Striking Designs – German Matchbox Labels

    Great graphic designs pop up in the most unlikely places, as we’ve seen before in our Medicated follower of fashion post which feaured some very groovy adverts from a Spanish Medical Magazine. This time we take a look at some cool vintage matchbox...