November 30, 2010

Invicta plastic animals

From the company that gave us the game Mastermind, come these fabulous plastic animal moulds. Invicta was established in 1946 with an RAF war gratuity of just £100.
They continue to produce plastic dinosaurs, as well as other plastic point of sale materials.

Todays post features a set of fantastic animals, that came in a various colourways. Below are some vehicles from the same range.

November 21, 2010

Heavy weight Baggage labels

Sorting through an old folder of ephemera I found these three luggage labels. The top two both date from the eighties and are from airlines. The bottom one is from a cruise ship and dates from the sixties.

November 15, 2010

M & S Routemaster Biscuit tin

Marks and Spencers has had some interesting packaging recently. I picked up quite a bit of their kids confectionery for Halloween, which seemed to take its inspiration from the Fifties.

This weekend we popped into the Cardiff store and were surprised to see they had already discounted these Sasek inspired Biscuit tins. They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery?

November 10, 2010

Betram Mills' Circus 1935

Complimentary ticket for Betram Mills' 16th Season at The Grand Hall Olympia, London. The season ran from December 20th 1935- January 25th 1936.

The ticket was for entrance to the funfair only, not the circus!

November 06, 2010

Coin money bank bags

On a recent trip back to London, we popped up to the Market at Covent Garden. Monday was the antiques market, and was always interesting and occasionally there were some good finds. I used to go a lot when I was touting my folder around.

I was surprised that unlike so much of London, it was relatively unchanged. The stall holders were still chatty and were happy to talk about their finds and share their stories.

These pre plastic coin bags came from one of the stalls, and include some bank tags. They come from the British banks, Lloyds and The Midland, (now HSBC). Made from a heavyweight paper, with serrated edges, they come in some attractive colours. Most un-bank like!

November 01, 2010

Fantastic Four Mega Bloks

Three of The Fantastic Four as created by Mega Bloks. Mr Fantastic, The Thing, and The Human Torch, and their nemesis Dr. Doom.