Friday, 31 October 2014

Sepia Saturday 252 - Jubilation (aka election of Miss Stoke City, c.1969)

This week's Sepia Saturday caused me a bit of a dilemma. Should I dig out some of my vintage postcards which related to celebratory occasions, which I'm sure I've done for a previous post, or search for something new. I decided on the latter and after some searching I came across nothing short of Jubilation

Jubilation! Beauty contest winner, Miss Stoke City, c.1969
Jubilation! Beauty contest winner, Miss Stoke City, c.1969

So where did I find this source of jubilation I heard you wonder? Well, it was in none other than the programme for the 1968/69 season's division one football (soccer) match between Stoke City and Tottenham Hotspur. Not only is Miss Stoke City inside the magazine but she also graces the front cover too, which is normally the territory of dramatic penalty box action shots.

Jubilation! Beauty contest winner, Miss Stoke City, c.1969
Jubilation! Beauty contest winner, Miss Stoke City, c.1969

But that's not all. I couldn't possibly let this post go by without also including some of the vintage advertisements from the programme. Natural in the 1960's to associate beer with both the fans and the players I guess.

Vintage advertisement for Worthington's beer from Stoke City football programme, c.1969
Vintage advertisement for Worthington's beer from Stoke City football programme, c.1969

An interesting abbreviation for the name of this coach company.

Vintage advertisement for the Potteries Motor Traction Co., Ltd.,  from Stoke City football programme, c.1969
Vintage advertisement for the Potteries Motor Traction Co., Ltd.,  from Stoke City football programme, c.1969

Rogues in town indeed.

Vintage advertisement for Rogue suede shoes, from Stoke City football programme, c.1969
Vintage advertisement for Rogue suede shoes, from Stoke City football programme, c.1969


    

That's all folks. If  anyone reading this is interested in football (soccer) programmes then check out my Etsy football programme store where I have vintage programmes from Stoke City and many other clubs.

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Sepia Saturday 246 - vintage advertisements for tents

I was initially stumped by this week's Sepia Saturday theme, but following a search through some of my vintage magazines I came across these two vintage advertisements on the theme of tents and camping, and also managed to get a motorbike related advert in too, so doubly on theme.

I lobe the concept of the seaside bathing tent, providing comfort and convenience for seaside pleasures.

Vintage advertisement for a seaside bathing tent
Vintage advertisement for a seaside bathing tent 

Vintage advertisement for tents and a motorbike helmet
Vintage advertisement for tents and a motorbike helmet

    

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Sepia Saturday 246 - vintage perfume advertisement

Having been absent from this blog and also Sepia Saturday for a number of months now, I thought it was time I made a reappearance. I've gone for poppies, with this vintage advertisement for Californian Poppy perfume, taken from a 1940's edition of Picturegoer magazine.


Vintage advertisement for Californian Poppy perfume, c.1940's
Vintage advertisement for Californian Poppy perfume, c.1940's

And if anyone is wondering what's been occupying me outside the world of sepia for the past few months, then hop on over to my In Search of Space blog and you'll see.

    

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Vintage football programmes from the 1960's and 1970's

Having shared a few advertisements found in vintage football programmes recently I thought it only fair to also post some of the covers for those more interested in football itself. These are a few of my current favourites.

Football programme for Cardiff City v Carlisle United, March 1971
Football programme for Cardiff City v Carlisle United, March 1971

Football Programme for Manchester City v West Bromwich Albion, November 1968
Football Programme for Manchester City v West Bromwich Albion, November 1968

Football Programme for Newcastle United v Manchester City, September 1960
Football Programme for Newcastle United v Manchester City, September 1960

Football Programme for Norwich City v Birmingham City, March 1973
Football Programme for Norwich City v Birmingham City, March 1973

Football Programme for Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United, September 1963
Football Programme for Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United, September 1963

Football Programme for Stoke City v Leeds United, October1966
Football Programme for Stoke City v Leeds United, October1966

Check out my online Etsy shop for loads of football (soccer) programmes for sale


    

Thursday, 2 January 2014

More vintage advertisements from 1960's and 1970's football programmes

Hot on the heels of my last vintage advertisement blog post here is another selection of vintage advertisements found in football programmes from the 1960's and 1970's.

Looking more like a late 1960's album cover than a beer advert, this vintage advertisement is from 1967 and attempts to capture the psychedelic era with its swirly text, although I am fairly sure the summer love was not fuelled by Double Diamond.

Vintage advertisement for Double Diamond, c.1967
Vintage advertisement for Double Diamond, c.1967

So, you've had your dutch courage with a pint of Double Diamond, and now you're all set for that date. But hang on a minute, what is that you are wearing? Better get yourself down to Foster Brothers for "men's wear with a flair".

Vintage advertisement for Foster Brothers, c.1960's
Vintage advertisement for Foster Brothers, c.1960's

So, if you're anything like me, clothes shopping brings you out in a rash, so probably time for another quick drink to build up your "inner man".

Vintage advertisement for John Courage, c.1960's
Vintage advertisement for John Courage, c.1960's

And of course in the 1960's (but thankfully not now) you could smoke in the pub. In fact it was probably compulsory. So, you could "join the men" and roll your own.

Vintage advertisement for Old Holborn tobacco, c.1960's
Vintage advertisement for Old Holborn tobacco, c.1960's

or sample one of Wills Whiffs ... nice.

Vintage advertisement for Wills Whiffs, c.1960s
Vintage advertisement for Wills Whiffs, c.1960s

    

More vintage advertisements will be features over the coming weeks.

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Vintage car advertisements found in 1970's football programmes

Rather scarily I don't seem to have posted in this blog since July 2013, some 5 months ago. I have been busy though, with a lot of focus recently being diverted to my psychogeography inspired, In Search of Space blog, which chronicles my various urban, rural and coastal wanders and features ghost signs, abandonment, decay and an assortment of other stuff too. Whilst I would love you to visit my other blog, I guess you've ended up here because of the content, vintage car advertisements, so with no further delay, here they are. All are sourced from football (soccer) programmes from the 1970's, in the days before managers were sacked after a handful of games for not being top of the table, before footballers used to appear in hair product adverts, and before the new owners of a club changed the club's name, shirt colour and culture.

First up with have a vintage advertisement for the 1973 Ford Capri, as driven by the late Lewis Collins, as Bodie, in the 1980's TV series, The Professionals.

Vintage advertisement for the 1973 Ford Capri
Vintage advertisement for the 1973 Ford Capri

Next up is a vintage advertisement for a garage rather than a specific car. This one, being on the back of a 1978 Wigan Athletic football programme, is for H.L.Gorner Ltd., in Bryn, Wigan.

Vintage advertisement for a garage in Bryn, Wigan, c.1978
Vintage advertisement for a garage in Bryn, Wigan, c.1978

From a Sheffield United football programme, we now have an advert for the Vauxhall Victor, coming in a choice of 2.3 litre of 1.8 litre.

Vintage advertisement for the Vauxhall Victor, c.1972
Vintage advertisement for the Vauxhall Victor, c.1972

And finally for this small selection, by far the cheesiest and quite possibly my favourite of the batch, is a vintage advertisement for the Vauxhall's bodywork, taken from the centre pages of the Football League Review which came free with a Southampton football programme.

Vintage advertisement for Vauxhall, c.1970
Vintage advertisement for Vauxhall, c.1970

And for anyone more interested in football than cars, I have a selection of vintage football programmes for sale in my Etsy store.

    

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Sepia Saturday 185 - rain

I'm quite glad that this week's Sepia Saturday theme is out of sorts as it's great to be finally enjoying summer, and it looks like it's here to stay. My submission however for this week is on theme and features a car in the rain, from a vintage advertisement for Girling Disc Brakes, from the March 1959 edition of Motor Sport magazine.

Vintage advertisement for Girling Disc Brakes, c.1959.
Vintage advertisement for Girling Disc Brakes, c.1959.

    
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