Vintage adverts Page 25

Quote: Hercules Grytpype Thynne @ 4th May 2022, 9:29 AM

Nearly a hundred years earlier than previous one - 1898..................... 1¼p for 10 fags!!

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I'm not Rachel Riley or Carol Vorderman but I calculate that in 1898, 3d was worth about £1.75 in today's money which means those cigarettes were the equivalent of about £3.50 for 20. About a third of the cost today even allowing for inflation.

In the late 1980s/early 90s I remember being able to get 10 B&H and a box of matches after school for just £1!

Even though I don't smoke anymore I kind of miss seeing the packets on display in shops and petrol stations whereas now they're hidden behind a slide door or some shit, and the packets are all the same dingy colour anyway.. but watching old episodes of The Bill etc. if there's a scene in a newsagent I like to see the gold of B&H, red and white of Marlboro and Embassy no1, white of Silk Cut, the menthol packets usually in green, etc. etc...

BTW, I just noticed the 'fine fare' advert Hercules posted with 'United' chocolate bars!! I'd completely forgotten about them...

Quote: a plate @ 4th May 2022, 8:48 PM

I kind of miss seeing the packets on display in shops

Queueing at the tobacco kiosk, card in hand, and having to wait for the idiots buying their scratch cards then having to dig in their handbag for their purse. And when you finally reach the front and they slide the door open and "Sorry, we're out of those" :(

They're lucky we have such strict gun laws ;)

1953............A box for 7½p!!

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Disgraceful display of white privilege, rampant militarism and promotion of teeth-destroying confectionery!

Quote: beaky @ 5th May 2022, 10:21 AM

Disgraceful display of white privilege, rampant militarism and promotion of teeth-destroying confectionery!

Calm down , calm down, after all it was 1953 😉

Quote: fasty @ 5th May 2022, 3:46 AM

Queueing at the tobacco kiosk, card in hand, and having to wait for the idiots buying their scratch cards then having to dig in their handbag for their purse. And when you finally reach the front and they slide the door open and "Sorry, we're out of those" :(

In the 60s, there used to be a really nice old boy, who had a tobacconist in the town centre, called The Smoker's Cabinet. It only had a shop front of about 10 feet, and inside it was about 20 feet deep and 12 foot to the ceiling, with a small counter just inside the door.

He specialised in smoking and kept just about every brand you could think of in British and American cigarettes, cigars and tobacco etc. etc. that towered above you to the ceiling, and when you entered the shop, it was Wooosh! a Tsunami of tobacco fragrances

Wonderful!!

Quote: Hercules Grytpype Thynne @ 5th May 2022, 9:25 AM

1953............A box for 7½p!!

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That's obviously before they became the chocolate with the less fattening centre

Quote: Hercules Grytpype Thynne @ 5th May 2022, 12:09 PM

In the 60s, there used to be a really nice old boy, who had a tobacconist in the town centre, called The Smoker's Cabinet.

We had a similar set-up in Derby back then. I think it's a keycutter/shoe repair place now.

Quote: Hercules Grytpype Thynne @ 5th May 2022, 12:09 PM

In the 60s, there used to be a really nice old boy, who had a tobacconist in the town centre, called The Smoker's Cabinet.

We had a similar set-up in Derby back then. I think it's a keycutter/shoe repair place now.

1991.......

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1940.............. No. 1 soap for personal used post the war - I can still smell that fresh "hospital" scent

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The copywriter got excited with his words when seeing the 'about to bathe' woman.

Quote: Billy Bunter @ 2nd May 2022, 1:21 PM

In the days before Macdonalds:

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I think I had a few of those shanty brunches, and they were excellent. Sort of square fish fingers, really good tartar sauce too. It doesn't show the burgers which were delicious, very different to the Macdonalds which sadly took over, I think it was the fried onions in them but possibly also the buns were different. Best cheeseburgers ever.

Don't forget about the knickerboker glory with the long angled spoon.

Quote: Stephen Goodlad @ 7th May 2022, 9:58 AM

The copywriter got excited with his words when seeing the 'about to bathe' woman.

Yes. He shouldn't really admit that should he.