I-SPY

I-SPY

These badges were available with their corresponding book. The I-SPY books are spotter's guides written for British children, and particularly successful in the 1950s and 1960s. The I-SPY Tribe was based on the I-SPY Books, some forty small volumes that sold in hundreds of thousands. Each book covered a subject such as I-SPY Cars, I-SPY on the ...

Kelloggs Frosties

Kelloggs Frosties

Kelloggs Frosties, They're greeeeaaaatttttt They're simply corn flakes with sugar They guaranteed to rot your teeth - well thats what mum told me! The cereal was first introduced in 1952 as Sugar Frosted Flakes. Kelloggs Frosted Flakes or (Frosties) competed against the Honey monster with there very own Tony the Tiger - though very similar to the Esso Tiger in the Tank Tony the ...

Magnetic Fish Pond Game

Magnetic Fish Pond Game.

Back in the 1920s this old family favourite started to make its way into the local toy shops namely Spears Magnetic Fish Pond Game. The game was made up of four fishing rods with magnets attached. The four section collapsible cardboard aquarium is beautifully printed with two different fish scenes around it and acts as the ...

100 Greatest Toys

100 Greatest Toys

UK viewers we were recently treated to 100 Greatest Toys. Maybe a few suprises in their from some of the votes but no suprise Lego was number 1 Certainly few will argue that Monopoly in at number 2 as the greatest board game ever. additionally great to see Scrabble and Risk along with Cluedo (Clue) making the top 30 It's ...

Vintage Holiday Posters

Vintage Holiday Posters

I just love the old vintage posters that used to encourage holiday makers to visit undiscovered areas of the country. Many were transport releted like the railway posters and various seaside resorts including Blackpool, Bournemouth and Scarborough. These antique Vintage Posters are truly an art form. They have become highly collectible and reproductions of some of the ...

The Shirley Temple Show

The Shirley Temple Storybook

"The Shirley Temple Theater" / "The Shirley Temple Storybook" / "The Shirley Temple Show" ABC/NBC TV Networks January 12,1958 to 1961. Host/Performer/Narrator: Mrs.Shirley Temple Black. Mrs.Black hosted this family anthology series..where she would introduce specially produced tv adaptations of popular children's stories that featured well known performers..playing the characters. More often than not..Mrs.Black would also perform in certain instalments ...

Spinning tops

Spinning top toy

Spinning tops Most kids before computers would remember getting dizzy watching a spinning top. A top, or spinning top, is a toy that can be spun on an axis, balancing on a point. This motion is produced by holding the axis firmly while pulling a string. An internal weight then rotates, producing an overall circular motion. Typically ...

Bagatelle

Bagatelle

Back in the seventies, if you couldn't afford an Electric Pinball table then the next best thing was a stash of ball bearings and a Bagatelle table. This was always enhanced by the addition of any marbles you could find down the sofa. The object of the game is to obtain the most points possible by ...