Latest ads – 1970s to 1990s

Greetings vintage mates! TVTA is pleased to present an international selection of print advertising featuring toys, games, bicycles and other goodies, as seen in the pages of comics and catalogues between 1977 and 1998.


Ricochet Racers and superhero shields. The Superhero Book Of Goodies. 1977. US.


Lotte / Petra dolls. Anders 20. 1978. Denmark.


The Bridgenorth Stamp Company. Anders 20. 1978. Denmark.


Raleigh Ultra Burner BMX. Autumn Bargains 1986. UK.

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So much style! Pénéla N°12, 1968.

Cover. Pénéla No 12. April, 1968.

Pénéla was a monthly women’s lifestyle magazine published in France throughout the 1960s and 1970s. The magazine was presented in a library format and was dedicated to fashion, style, beauty, home and garden decor, cooking and the arts. Alongside the many wonderful photos found inside a typical issue, Pénéla featured artist illustrations to accompany famous poems, quotes and short stories.

TVTA is pleased to present issue N°12 from April 1968, as part of its series featuring selected scans from various Pénéla issues.

Victor Hugo. Pénéla No 12, April 1968.

Pénéla No 12, April 1968. Illustration by Christiane Neuville.

Pénéla No 12. April 1968. Illustration by Jacques Taillefer.

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So much style! Pénéla N°13, 1968.

Cover. Pénéla No 13. May 1968.

Pénéla was a monthly women’s lifestyle magazine published in France throughout the 1960s and 1970s. The magazine was presented in a library format and was dedicated to fashion, style, beauty, home and garden decor, cooking and the arts. Alongside the many wonderful photos found inside a typical issue, Pénéla featured artist illustrations to accompany famous poems, quotes and short stories.

TVTA is pleased to present issue N°13 from May 1968, as part of an upcoming series featuring selected scans from various Pénéla issues.

Ronsard. Illustration by B. Chartres.

Illustration by Coline.

Illustration by Christiane Cardinale.

Advert: Calor hair irons.

Advert: Sartel sewing accessories. Pénéla No 13.

Advert: Boom-Mince slimming clothes. Pénéla No 13 May.

Photo: Jean Daniel Lorieux/Aarons.


Look out for more scans from Pénéla magazine coming to TVTA soon!

Thriller Classics 1000 piece jigsaw!

I couldn’t resist buying this jigsaw puzzle collage of classic thrillers posters. The images and graphics were a ‘thrill’ to complete, as well as to personally tick-off the films I’d actually seen… plus any of their remakes!

The hardest part was the central King Kong image. The easiest part was making the film titles. The puzzle is made by Clementoni of Italy, and comprises sturdy pieces with quality printing. Chapeau to the artist who created the collage! I love the inclusion of the Clark bar and Milky Way chocolates, the 3D glasses, and King Kong with his popcorn!

How many of these thriller classics have you seen? And how about their later remakes, or film and TV inspired by them?

Thanks for looking 😎

Don’t forget to book your hair appointment!

Now you will never forget your monthly hair appointments with this handy Hairdressing Diary!*

*Time travel machine with coordinates set to 1967 required.

TVTA is pleased to present the pages of Agenda Coiffure 1967, a freebie given away by selected hairdressers to customers to remind them when to pencil-in their upcoming hair appointments.

There is no publishing info on the calendar, and my best guess is that some company provided these to outlets with the option to stamp their business details on the back cover.

My top-three favourite hairstyle models throughout the year is Miss December, Miss October and Miss September. Which is your favourite hairstyle?


Below. Loose translation: “This 1967 hairdressing calendar is strictly personal. It allows you to note the date and hour of your hairdressing appointments throughout 1967”. Introducing: Miss January.

Below. Miss February and Miss March.

Below. Miss April and Miss May.

Below. Miss June and Miss July.

Below. Miss August and Miss September.

Below. Miss October and Miss November.

Below. Miss December.

Below. Hairdresser’s business stamp. Mr Paul Tardy of Coiffure Dames, Chambery. Best wishes for the New Year.


That’s all folks. Thank you for blowdrying with us!