June 28, 2010

1960s Milk for Stamina badge

Amongst the recent haul of badges was this "milk for stamina" badge. It was produced by The Milk Marketing Board, who came up with some of the most memorable catchphrases of the Sixties & Seventies. Slogans included "Full of natural goodness", "Is your man getting enough?", "Milk's Gotta Lotta Bottle" "Drinka pinta milka day", and "Watch out there's a Humphrey about"

Theres some nice news reel footage, below, from the 1961 British Cycling Federation Tour of Britain. The race was sponsored by The Milk Marketing Federation, and features The Milk for stamina logo. Clicking the image below will take you to the Pathe website.

you can see more milk badges, over at Alan Edwards website. He appears to collect all manner of things, but I like his milk related memorabilia best.

June 26, 2010

1982 World Cup England Scarf

In doing a little bit of research for the 1970s England football scarf, I posted last week I unconvered this Eighties one, on ebay. It was too good not to purchase and for the princely sum of £3.32 this little piece of football history was mine!

While not quite in the same league as the scarf from 1974, it does amuse me. Thankfully most of the perms have been checked, although it appears a few players; Kevin Keegan, Terry McDermott, Tony Woodcock & Bryan Robson were still tinkering with the style.

The 1982 England team qualified for the World Cup in good shape, they were hard to beat and had only lost 4/32 games under the manger, Ron Greenwood. Having won all the group games, hopes were high, but sadly England went out in the next group stage even though they had never lost a game. In 1986 the tournament format was changed.

June 19, 2010

Hinde Site; Queens Staircase, Nassau, Bahamas

Following last nights' debacle, it was nice to find this, today in the local hospice shop for 5p. I needed something to raise my spirits after Englands, depressing 0-0 draw with Algeria in the World Cup!

Shot by Elmar Ludwig for the John Hinde studios, the postcard has a catalogue number of 2BH11. Is it possible a pink carriage really exists?

June 17, 2010

Daddy Sugar Wrappers, France 1998 World Cup

Another topical post tonight, as France crash to a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Mexico in the FIFA World Cup. Back in 1998 France hosted the Tournament and won it, but tonight that must seem a distant memory.

As with all these Global events, companies are only too pleased to produce commemoratives, and back in the 1990s, Daddy, the king of paper wrapped sugar cubes produced these rather fetching sugar wrappers. I do believe that like matchbox labels, theres an army of collectors of paper wrapped Sugar cubes. These wrappers are the sort that used to be very popular at service stations and cafes.

June 15, 2010

Jill McDonald The Royal Potwasher

We had a bit of a tidy up of my eldest sons room, the other day and Im embarrassed to say we found another Jill McDonald book. Jills images are everywhere at the moment with the 70th anniversary of Puffin books.

Only last week we were at The car boot and I got very excited when I spotted a woman with a brilliant, new Puffin bag. The bags are being given away when you buy three classic Puffin books. Also spotted at The Hay Festival were some brilliant mugs featuring Jills Puffin logo in several fabulous colours. The mugs were created by Art meets matter, but I cant find the cups online.

The Royal Potwasher was written by John F Waters for Methuen in 1972, and while not quite in the same league as The Pirates Tale, it is still enchanting. The story is a nice tale about following your dreams, below is a spread from the book.

June 14, 2010

Brio Pull along Daschund

Two wooden dogs. One with tail, and one without.
Brio are still making the popular, black Daschund. The red one is so similar, that I presume it must have been made by them too.

June 10, 2010

1970s England nylon Scarf

With less than 24 hours to go to the start of The World Cup, it seems apt to have another football related post. Not that I really need an excuse!
Its because of this England scarf, that I picked up the Showaddywaddy one, the other day. They seem to perfectly epitomize a point in time. Printed on the most horrific 1970s nylon, it predates my favourite England kit by a couple of seasons.

The team group includes Alan Ball, Ray Clemence, Dave Watson & Colin Bell, while on the reverse, (above) I think Ive spotted Kevin Beattie and Dave Thomas ! If like me, youre excited by the prospect of the World Cup, you may be interested to know theres a fantastic online wallchart. It seems to owe a lot to those information wheels, that I posted a while back.

June 08, 2010

Promotional Dough scraper tools

Four stunning dough scraper tools, from the massive, Flea market at The Malvern Three Counties Ground, last week. I had to have them! Apparently companies would send these plastic tools direct to the bakers along with their various products. Theyre almost too nice to use!

June 06, 2010

Typographic display font system

Ive had this display type kit for a while. Its a lovely thing! It came in the plastic tray, that you see here. While the font looks Thirties, the tray makes me think its much later.

Each letter slots in to the next, and has a small base. Ive always thought it was for a window display, perhaps a jewelers? but today for the first time it looks too big, as each letter has a height of 20mm!

Ive got a few other signage kits, like this. Ill try and post the others at a later date.

June 04, 2010

1970s Showaddywaddy Beetle crusher silk scarf

Heres another item that could only come from the Seventies. It made me laugh, when I found it last week. It evokes strong memories of The Scots coming to Wembley in 1977, winning 2-1, and then tearing the goalposts down ...... Like you do!