Featured Old newspaper

Discussion in 'Books' started by Chinoiserie, Sep 27, 2023.

  1. Chinoiserie

    Chinoiserie Well-Known Member

    Not sure if this is of interest to anyone. Just thought Id post it in case anyone wanted a look. I bought a large gaudy Welsh jug a couple of weeks ago and it was stuffed full of newspaper. I took it out and they are dated to the late 1940s and from the South West area. Some fascinating stories and adverts.
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  2. Happy!

    Happy! Well-Known Member

    Haha! "Wake up your liver bile!". Will get right on that, sir!
  3. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    UK newspaper from the tag ends of WWII. Very cool.
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  4. Chinoiserie

    Chinoiserie Well-Known Member

    Yeah some of the social themes and attitudes towards good health in it are fascinating. And the bit about Nazis being taken to trial too.
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  5. Bookahtoo

    Bookahtoo Moderator Moderator

    It's fascinating. Thanks for sharing.
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  6. silverbell

    silverbell Well-Known Member

    Vicks still reigns supreme!
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  7. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    My beloved grandmother swore by Vicks. When she passed we found a box full of the blue glass jars (remember those?) . Who knows why she saved them. I can sill smell that stuff !
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  8. pearlsnblume

    pearlsnblume Well-Known Member

    Thanks that is cool.
    Yes we had Vicks Vapo Rub.
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  9. silverbell

    silverbell Well-Known Member

    I HAVE Vicks! Nothing works as well as a slathering of Vicks from the neck to the chest, cuddled up with an old, soft buttoned-up shirt. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh...
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  10. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    The smell still makes me sicker. Or just sick. Eucalyptus and menthol :vomit::vomit::vomit::vomit::vomit:
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  11. all_fakes

    all_fakes Well-Known Member

    Amusing. I have an interesting (to me anyway) old newspaper story. A few years ago a bought a NW Coast model canoe. It had some extra parts - harpoons and such - which were a bit delicate, so a former owner had cut up an old newspaper and fashioned it into a little storage thingy for them. Upon inspection, the newspaper was from the day Elvis Presley died, and they'd cut up the article about his death.
    Not Elvis fans, I guess.
  12. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    Thankfully everyone saved that one and it's not worth a pile. Sounds like you ran into some Pat Boone fans.
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  13. moreotherstuff

    moreotherstuff Izorizent

    I had a Frankoma cornucopia planter the tail of which was stuffed with a magazine ad for a 1950 Buick Roadmaster convertible:
  14. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    Intact, the ad would be worth more than the vase these days.
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  15. moreotherstuff

    moreotherstuff Izorizent

    I suppose that people who would use newsprint in a context such as these could be thinking of it as a sort of time capsule, hoping someone at some future time will see the paper and be curious.
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