Thursday, 21 January 2021

AT LEAST WE HAVE THE FOOTIE ...

Found this fantastic image in the ArtPix Archives the other day of a footie fan from 1962.

With his unfeasibly large rosette, he's enjoying the simple pleasure of going to a match to support his team. Lucky chap.

 

 

Played around with it a bit, adding a bit of colour, then a backdrop of the old East Stand at Stamford Bridge.


Sunday, 17 January 2021

KEEPING YER HEAD ABOVE WATER

Absolutely no sign of any normality breaking out in the vintage world yet.

Flea Markets and boots are still way off in the distance, and don't even bother thinking about indoor fairs.

My unit at the emporium down at The Customs House in West Bay is still firmly shut as well.

So it's still very much buying and selling online for me and many others.

 

Not great, but it gives me the chance to sell stuff, (and buy stuff!!).


Please keep on checking the Facebook Marketplace for my vintage goodies.

 

I also have absolutely tonnes of football stuff that will one day go online.

For instance, I found what I thought were fairly innocuous looking 90s Merlin trade cards of various players in the ArtPix Storeroom the other day. When I had a quick look on Ebay, people are flogging these cards at up to £65 each!!!!! 

I was gonna sell the whole lot for a tenner, so it pays to check first!!


Saturday, 9 January 2021

RETRO FOOTIE

One of the many depressing features of 2020, was the fact that I didn't go to a single football match for the entire year. 

Which, amazingly, is the first year that has happened since 1977!!!!


My visits to SW6 were already getting rarer anyway, due to finances, price of tickets, ticket availability, other commitments, and then finally moving out to Dorset!

But I was planning on going to a few local matches to get my footie fix. But of course that didn't happen.


So at least we can still indulge in a little Retro Football ...

Especially as I'm in the process of producing two brand new artworks featuring the Old Firm – Rangers and Celtic.

 

Has been great trawling through the ArtPix Archives for images once again, and putting these artworks together. Check out these old programmes from the two teams below ...



I'll do a few more teams in the next few weeks, so keep an eye out.

Tuesday, 5 January 2021

THE CUSTOMS HOUSE

Just letting you know that the emporium where I have a unit, THE CUSTOMS HOUSE, in West Bay, Dorset, has had to close for the foreseeable, as we enter the next lockdown ...

 

I am still trading on the Facebook Marketplace, and also, as people are doing, have contacted me directly via my email to ask about things.


Support small traders, and stay safe!



Saturday, 2 January 2021

COLD INNIT?!

Has been a cold start to 2021 ...


But at least my online sales on Facebook Marketplace are keeping me warm, with treks to the Post Office and back!!


Keep on buying everyone, and support small traders like myself!

Thursday, 31 December 2020

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!?????!!!!!

Lets hope it's a good one ...

 

 

Let me also hope there weren't too many grammatical errors in that statement either. (Lets, let's????), (it's, its?????) ...

But after this year, who cares ...



TOMMY DOCHERTY (1928-2020)

A final kick in the wotsits from the year 2020 was the sad news of the passing of Tommy Docherty.




 
The media will lead that he was Man Utd's manager, but it was in the Swinging Sixties, down on the King's Road, that he made his name as the brilliant young manager of Chelsea.
The Doc made the club into a super-fashionable vibrant team full of young players, playing in one of the coolest kits around. 
 
One of my biggest regrets as a Blue, is not having seen that team of the 60s play.
 
The Chelsea website have an excellent write-up of his career at the Bridge.
Go HERE