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What is Retrowow?

Retrowow is a collection of material 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.

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Olivetti Valentine portable typewriter c1969

Vintage portable typewriters

Vintage portable typewriters are becoming very collectable. Read our guide to models, values and dates.

Old Hall teapot and loose leaf tea

Loose leaf tea

Tea was Britain's favourite drink in the 1960s, but people did not use teabags.

Loose leaf tea

Othello board game, Peter Pan Playthings 1976

Othello and Reversi

Othello was sold in Victorian England as Reversi and as 'Annex a game of reverses'.

Othello and Reversi

Rowntree's Dairy Box tin, 1960s

Vintage chocolate boxes & tins

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Pounds, shillings and pence

Pounds, shillings and pence

Learn more about Britain's pre-decimal pounds, shillings and pence currency.

Monopoly street names

What were the names and colours of the Monopoly streets?

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

60s party

Party time

Find out how to host a party from the 1960s or 1970s.

60s party

70s party

Watneys Party Seven, 1970s

60 & 70s beer guide

Why was Watney's Red Barrel so popular in the 1960s and 1970s? Read the 60s & 70s beer guide

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.

Naiad coloured bathroom suite, 1960s


Retro bathrooms


Retrowow Established 2002

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