“How would YOU answer the $64 question” These ads for Eversharp pens and repeater pencils date from 1943-46.
“FFS holds prices down!” This Kodacolor film developing envelope by Free Film Service is from the early 1970’s.
“Write with Schneider.”
This German Schneider pen paper bag in from the 1970’s.
“Bunnygrams for children… Easter wires for grownups!” These Western Union Easter telegram adverts are from 1947-1959. The Bunnygrams were signed by Peter Rabbit.
“Contain yourself!” These colourful adverts for Contain Wares date from 1986-89. They sold every kind of storage receptacle imaginable!
Ahh. Memories of scratch n’ sniff stickers! Here are a selection of sticker adverts from 1984-87. I now feel like covering everything in sight in technicolour, scented stickers!
I came across this old WHSmith advert from 1988 the other day and it reminded me of my own extensive collection of stationery items from this time. Sparkly pencils, novelty rubbers, patterned pencil cases, funky rulers, funny shaped sharpener… all my pocket money went on these things!
Bananas wearing zebra print bikinis, koala cheerleaders, kittens with rainbow coloured angel wings and ice cream sundae’s in space? It can only be Lisa Frank!
“It’s like wearing magic gloves!” These adverts by Underwood date from 1956-58. They feature an array of amazed looking secretaries and bosses who don’t seem to be quite looking at the typewriters which are being worked by an elegant pair of long golden gloved hands. May be the typewriters are just too amazing to look directly at, or the shiny gold gloves are blinding them.
“Goof-Proof Gifts!” These Christmas themed Paper Mate pen ads date from 1960-66, some of which feature comedian Joe E Brown.
These fun Italian adverts for Texas Instruments are both from 1990. I don’t remember maths being so cool!
It’s that time of year again when you send your beloved a meat-based greeting card to express your secret love. Creepy monkeys and suicidal skunks are a good choice, too.
This is a selection of some of my favourite vintage Halloween postcards I’ve gathered together on over the past few days (edited to bring their colours out). There are some right mad ones in there!