No fairy-tale connections this time… though I can’t help thinking that flying (today’s main mode) is a ‘wonder’. For (much!) more “retro adverts and comic covers” on the theme head over to Super-blogger ‘The Vintage Toy Advertiser (TVTA)‘s postHighly recommended.

Tower Press Jigsaw

Tower Press was a British jigsaw and games manufacturer, most active from the 1930s until 1969 when they were bought by Waddingtons ( this in turn owned by Hasbro since 1994). The ‘Terminus’ puzzle dates, I assume based on the logo which was in use between 1947 and May 1960, from the late 50s.

And as you probably know by now, I love imagery of the 50/60s – here are some examples of cards :

Wow – I hope the recipient managed to see most of these places!
another colourful card full of promises of adventure
wonderful inside – those were the days..

All the cards grouped above are by A.M.Davis & Co Quality Cards London, so it’s hardly surprising that ships feature more than airplanes – the company was bought in 1917 by Rust Craft (though the imprint lasted a bit longer).

An honest inscription!

When travelling one has to arrive, and while the following card is not at all related to travel as I understand it, it seems to imply that some of us are not real earthlings. So I’m throwing this in just as something to ponder.

With summer approaching I am looking forward to travel – and here’s an uplifting song (and check out Jim Webb’s other compositions!)