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 ...

1961

Year of 1961

1961 was a year that saw congress approve the Peace Corps as a permanent federal agency within the State Department, and Kennedy signed the legislation on September 22. If you were going to school you may well of had a Pets and Pals metal lunchbox with matching steel thermos from King Seeley. Crossing the road became a lot safer once a ...

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 ...

Toy Story – Most Retro Top 5

rock-em-sock-em

Continued from yesterdays Toy Story - Most Retro Top 10 we now reveal the top 5 With Toy Story 3 out we've gone Toy Story crazy at Skooldays we now enter the top 5 Are there more deserved candidates for a retro toy? Here goes.... at number 5 Slinky the Dog Dog is based on Slinky, a pull toy by James Industries, which was ...

KerPlunk Game from Ideal

KerPlunk Game

Challenging game and great fun KerPlunk is a game first marketed by the Ideal Toy Company in 1967. It consists of a plastic tube, a number of plastic rods called straws and a number of marbles. The plastic tube stands upright on a base that contains four separate trays and the straws are passed through holes in ...

Enid Blyton

Enid Blyton

Nothing I liked more than a good old Enid Blyton book to read with a cup of tea and a Mars bar in the summer holidays.   Few children in the past 50 years would say thay havent at one time or other tried reading an Enid Blyton book. Her works included: The Famous Five series, The ...