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Retrowow is the online guide to vintage and retro. Here you will find useful, unbiased and accurate information on furniture, fashion and collectables from the twentieth century, as well as bags of nostalgia.
RIP the Daily Sketch 1909-1971
In 1971 Britain's first tabloid closed, at the same time it was the start of the Daily Mail we know today.
We review the last edition of the Daily Sketch
Dimple Haig Whisky
The 1960s was the golden age of Scotch Whisky. Dimple Haig was a luxury blend enjoyed by James Bond.
Samsonite Classic Attaché Case
The attaché case for the jet age was the Samsonite Classic. Favoured by James Bond, it was just the thing to boost your executive status in the Mad Men era.
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, 1972
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.
Top quality optics, bargain basement prices. British made binoculars from the 1950s and 1960s are the best kept vintage secret.
The Raleigh Chopper brought the style of Easy Rider to the back streets of Britain in the 1970s. Check out our updated article on the Raleigh Chopper
Ridgway Homemaker, 1957
Woolworth's sold Ridgway Homemaker plates for just a few pennies. Paradoxically, the design illustrated some of the most exclusive pieces of modern furniture.
We have updated our G-Plan collectors' guide to include more information about G-Plan labels.
Also see our new G-Plan Brandon feature.
What are the most valuable retro collectables?
£425 buys a bottle of Fairy liquid. We scour eBay in search of the hottest retro collectables.
Your guide to vintage and retro