I do love original displays of Century 21 merchandise and toys from the time they were made. There is something definite and undeniable about them, a brief but clear glimpse into a murky past we are desperately trying to see.
Here's one I've had languishing in my online photo archive for ages. Its appeared many times before in magazines and online but its sheer volume is worth seeing over and over:
Hailing from the journal British Toys, December 1966, it displays many of the character toys under licence to Century 21 Merchandising. Not all were released via Century 21 Toys and many other toy companies are represented here too.
With this mind, two items I've never noticed before now intrigue me:
The top item is a school or work shirt clearly branded with the Man from Uncle logo. The bottom item appears to be a pork pie hat, again branded as Man from Uncle. .
I know Century 21 had a licence for Man from Uncle but I've never seen these two before.
Has anyone any more information about them readers? Its an UNCLE mystery!