Retro Musings

Retro Musings includes magazine adverts and catalogue scans from 1930’s to 1990’s, plus anything else which takes my fancy (like LP covers and knitting patterns).

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Beauty & Health

Including cosmetics (make-up, perfume), hair (shampoo, styling products, colouring), toiletries (teeth, skin care, feminine hygiene) and medicinal (first aid, pain relief, fitness).

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Entertainment

Including books, crafts, movies, TV, music, stationary and toys. All kinds of fun stuff!

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  • Buffy Make-Up & Hairstyling Set [1970’s]
    I came across this fearful 1970's styling head recently. I love the packaging with the housewife-to-hooker before and after effect. Produced by Amsco (Milton Bradley) in 1971, it was just one of the many merchandising products released for the US TV show "Family Affair" in which Buffy was one of the characters.
  • Easter Egg Decorating Kits ~ Packaging [1980’s]
    "Create your own masterpiece in just 3 seconds!"
    Here's a selection of Easter egg decorating kits from the 1980's, featuring the likes of Rainbow Brite, Hugga Bunch, Care Bears and more!
  • Nice To See You, To See You Nice – The Generation Game Board Game [1970’s]
    I stumbled across this delightful selection of boardgames in the 1976 Argos catalogue, which I was browsing (as you do). I was immediately captivated by Brucie's little smiling face and had to learn more!

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Fashion

Including menswear, womenswear, childrenswear, underwear and lingerie. Also included are various fashion accessories, such as shoes, gloves, bags, hats, neckwear, jewellery and watches.

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Household

Including various items relating to bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens and living rooms, as well as decorating, electrical goods, DIY, finance and stationary.

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Smoking

Including cigarettes, cigars, lighters, tobacco and pipes.

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Travel & Cars

Including all kinds of trains, planes and automobiles!

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Miscellaneous

Things which don't fit in anywhere else or have mixed content.

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