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Retrowow is the online guide to vintage and retro.

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Russell Hobbs Futura

Russell Hobbs, Futura kettle c1978

The kettle from the future - Russell Hobbs Futura

Fly your car to the continent

Fly your car to the Continent, brochure 1954

From the late 1940s to the 1970s you could fly your car to Europe. We look at the rise and fall of car air ferry services

RIP the Daily Sketch 1909-1971

The last Daily Sketch, 11th May 1971

Daily Sketch

Dimple Haig Whisky

The 1960s was the golden age of Scotch Whisky. Dimple Haig was a luxury blend enjoyed by James Bond.

Dimple Haig

Samsonite Classic Attaché Case

Samsonite Classic Attaché Case, 1962

The attaché case for the jet age was the Samsonite Classic.

Design Index

Selected for the Design Centre logo

The Design Index was all about good design in the 50s, 60s and 70s.

We look at products in the Design Index from the 60s.

Compact Telephone

Silver Jubilee 776 Compact telephone

The Compact Telephone was the first GPO phone designed for the public. There was even a version for HM the Queen's Silver Jubilee in 1977.

British binoculars

Ross Solaross bincoulars 1957-1974

Top quality optics, bargain prices. British made binoculars from the 1950s and 1960s are the best kept vintage secret.

Raleigh Chopper

Raleigh Chopper Mk1, 1970

The Raleigh Chopper brought the style of Easy Rider to the back streets of Britain in the 1970s.

Ridgway Homemaker

Ridgway Homemaker

Woolworth's sold Ridgway Homemaker plates for just a few pennies. Paradoxically, the design illustrated some of the most exclusive pieces of modern furniture.


G-Plan label, 1975

We have updated our G-Plan collectors' guide. Also see our new G-Plan Brandon feature.

Fairy Liquid bottle 1970s (image spectreno37)

Retro collectables?

£425 buys a bottle of Fairy liquid. We scour eBay in search of the hottest retro collectables.



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