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What is Retrowow?

Retrowow is about Britain in the post-war era.

You can find out about life in Britain from the end of the Second World War to the 1980s.

We are keen collectors of anything from this era. You will find collectors' guides on furniture, fashion, ceramics and many other products. So if you want to know what to buy, what to look for and where to buy consult our collectors' guides.

Latest features

How good are you at identifying cars from the 1960s?

1960s car quiz

How well do you know cars from the 1960s? Try our 1960s car quiz.

Austin Reed apache scarf, c1969-70

Apache scarf

1968 was the year of the apache scarf. Does anyone remember this short lived fashion craze?

Shirt and matching and matching kipper tie, 1970

Kipper ties

The kipper tie was a 60s fashion craze that reached its height (or width) in the 70s.

Penny 1967

Old money quiz

Test your knowledge of pounds, shillings and pence in our Old money quiz.

3d stamp c1965

How much have prices gone up?

We look at how much things cost in the 1960s

70s fashion

70s fashion

Check out our updated 70s fashion page.

Revelation Superlight: Gents Rev-Robe and cabin bag c1965

Vintage luggage

Vintage luggage is highly collectable. We look at:

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Fairy Liquid bottle 1970s (image spectreno37)

Hottest retro collectables

You should have saved that Squeezy bottle from the 1970s. A Fairy Liquid bottle from the 1970s made £425 on eBay. Read more about the hottest retro collectables

G-Plan label

G Plan collectors' guide

In the 1950s and 1960s G-Plan was the aspirational label for furniture. Today it is the retro collectors' favourite.

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Retrowow Established 2002

Vintage, retro & social history: articles and collectors' guides