1. Seven Seas vitamins advert - designed by Tom Eckersley

    Scanned from an advertising annual this fine work by the well-known poster artist and designer Eckersley makes a bold point about the nautical origins of the company’s cod liver oil based vitamin products - ‘Jolly Jack Tar’ doesn’t come any healthier than this!

    Seven Seas were founded in Hull in 1935 and are still in business manufacturing the same products. Sadly, as noted below, the day I posted this Merck, who own Seven Seas, announced the proposed closure of the Hull works after nearly 80 years - bad news.

  3. vintage postcard; Weymouth, Dated 1904

    -(1560 x 1032)

  4. Cigarette Card - Diver during the Great War

    John Sinclair’s cigarettes “British Sea Dogs" (series of 50 issued in 1928)
    #22 A diver during the Great War

    see also:

    Cigarette Card - Admiral, 1805 / - Cigarette Card - Midshipman, 1830

  5. Cigarette Card - Staff Paymaster (incorrect)

    Wills’s Cigarettes "Naval Dress & Badges" (series of 50 issued in 1909)
    #28 Staff Paymaster (incorrect card showing braid on cap)

  8. Cigarette Card - Fishing on Blagdon Lake, Bristol

    Mitchell’s Cigarettes “Angling” (series of 25 issued in 1928)
    #2 Blagdon Lake, Bristol.

  9. Cigarette Card - Northumberland

    Player’s Cigarettes, Counties & Their Industries, 1915.
    Northumberland - Ship Building

  10. Cigarette Card - Liverpool

    Pattreiouex Senior Service Cigarettes, “Coastwise” (set of 48 issued in 1939)
    No13 Merseyside (Liverpool Harbour)

  13. Cigarette Card - Morecambe in 1899

    Wills’s Cigarettes “Seaside Resorts” (series of 50 with 6 different advertising backs, issued in 1899) — #41 Morecambe, Lancashire

  15. London, Work and Play - Harry Batsford, 1950

    Batsford produced books with highly recognisible covers - many by Brian Cook (who was to become Brian Batsford). This one is reminiscent of his work but I’m not sure if it is one of his.