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Wednesday, June 21, 2006

A Little Bit of Nostalgia

You might have thought that a shop just by Victoria station could not have avoided several makeovers through the years. But the "Belgravia Cigaretta Coy" sign looks to be from the twenties, and the cigarette ads in the top window look to date from the sixties and seventies. How much longer, I wonder?

posted by Ham at 00:28 -- Comments here: 5

Comments on "A Little Bit of Nostalgia"


Blogger Lucy said ... (01:00) : 

I love old hand done signs, those are a thing of the past...


Blogger Gail's Man said ... (07:51) : 

Perhaps a preservation order can be placed on the shopfront. It's certainly worth keeping.


Blogger Lisi said ... (16:36) : 

interesting was just mentioned in my marketing class that the cigarette industry will very soon be out totally.


Blogger Ryan of OC Photos said ... (17:13) : 

I love seeing the old ads. Hopefully this shop will keep them up for years to come.


Blogger Carmen said ... (19:34) : 

I like these old ads, too, but the anti-tobacco laws are probably to put an end to them. You know, since January 2006 tobacconist's can show no tobacco ads here in Spain. A little weird, isn't it? They sell tobacco, but that's a big secret, or what?


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