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Inspired by good friend and WP blogging buddy Wibi Wonders I’m joining in the celebrations of the Apollo 11 moon landing which is 50 years old today! Be sure to check out Wibi’s wonderful space exploration stamps
Here are four of my own Apollo mission stamps, along with vintage print ads and other retro space and moon-related goodness.
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Thank you for mooning with us 🙂
Welcome to the latest Never Mind The Adverts Here Are The Toys!
In this edition I share photos of some 70s and 80s die cast cars I found at my local flea market in France last Sunday. Featuring the brands Corgi, Matchbox, Majorette, and my first example of a Politoys (later rebranded as the famous Polistil company). I also snagged a vintage set of German FX-Schmid automobile cards. FX-Schmid was one of the forerunners to the world famous Top Trumps cards which are still popular and sold to date. Those of you who had a set of Waddingtons Top Trumps back in the 80s will recognise the familiar old-school design of the cards.
So, cars, cars and cards of cars… not a bad haul then, and a relaxing way to spend an hour on a Sunday morning, and all for less than the price of a pain au chocolate and double espresso (which incidently I had too 🙂 )
Enjoy the pics!
Matchbox Battle Kings K 105 Hover-Raider. 1974. UK
Matchbox Superfast Chevy Van “Vanpire”. 1979. UK
Politoys Abarth 2000. N Y 19. Pininfarina. C1970s. Italy
Majorette Ford Escort XR3. N° 212. 1987/8. France
Majorette motorized Motor. C1980s. France.
Majorette Ford Capri. N° 251. 1982/3. France
Matchbox Super Kings Security Truck K 19. 1978. UK
FX-Schmid Top Trumps Quartet game N° 53322. Autos de Course. C1970s. Germany/France
As always thanks for looking 🙂
Welcome, vintage mates, to another selection of comic book art, covers and ads. In this instalment we span the years 1975 to 1988 and feature a DC-heavy dose of amazing cover work from the likes of Garcia Lopez, Dick Giordano, Dan Jurgens, Karl Kezel, Ross Andru, Jan Duursema and Jack Kirby, along with DC adverts for Stick-ons, medallions and Superman: The Movie.
As always, thanks for looking 🙂
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