Postcard collecting

Vintage Postcard Collecting

Vintage Postcard Collecting Along with tea cards and football stickers, postcard collecting is another collectible many kids have pursued at one point or another in there childhood. Ask and collector of postcards and they will tell you there are several things you must know beofre becoming a serious collector. Postcards can go for hundreds or even thousands ...

Art Deco

Art Deco Fashion

Art Deco Fashion.....Who remember that? Words like Jazzy and Cool came into ther own in the 1920s during the Art Deco era. From its origins in Europe during the first decade of the 20th century, the Art Deco movement quickly spread to the United States, where it remained a popular and pervasive style through the mid-1930s. ...

Austin Seven

Austin 7

Does anyone remember the days of the amazing Austin 7. In 1909 a single cylinder 7 horsepower engine was manufactured in Coventry known as the Austin Seven. Sir Herbert Austin felt a smaller car would be more popular, in spite of protestations from the company's board of directors who were concerned about the financial status of the company. ...

Toys of the 90s

Toys of the nineties

Toys of the 90s There are many toys of the 90s though a few are more typical than others. We could talk about Digimon virtual pets, Beanie Babies, Micro Machines, Tickle Me Elmo, Monster in My Pocket, Sega Game Gear, Stomp rocket, Tazos, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figures or even Water Talkies and Zbots. For a full ...

Slinky

Slinky Toy

Who remembers the Slinky? Back in the 50s and 60s the Slink was a toy every kid was proud to have. Most remember the Slinky as a loose spring that can travel down stairways. Slinky wasn't overly expensive and so was easily achievable for kid’s pocket money. Richard James demonstrated it at a toy department in Philadelphia ...

Magpie TV Series

Magpie TV Series

Magpie TV Series One for sorrow Two for joy Three for a girl Four for a boy Five for silver Six for gold Seven for a secret never to be told Ma-a-a-ag-pie was a children's television programme shown on ITV from the late 1960s and throughout the 1970s mainly based on pop-culture of it's day. Magpie was a full on competitor to BBC ...

Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators

Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators

Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators Moving on from the Enid blyton famous five and Find-Outers, The Three Investigators was an American detective book series written for youths first published as "Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators."   It was created by Robert Arthur, Jr., who believed using a famous figure like movie director Hitchcock would attract attention. ...

Brick Cell Phones

Brick Cell Phones

The Cellular system was the main technology that started the mobile phone revolution. The phones are affectionately called bricks due to there huge weight and size. You really did need a belt and braces when putting this in your pocket. Few individuals could afford radio phones in their cars in the 70s and in the ...

Thunderbirds

Thunderbirds

"Supermarionation" was a made up word by Gerry Anderson. In effect it was puppets like no other. Thunderbirds is still popular almost 50 years on. 1965 Thunderbirds was first shown under AP Films. This was later changed to Century 21 Productions. Thunderbirds were amongst his most popular creation with adventures of International Rescue, an organisation created to ...