Practical Householder Magazine

Sober looking men doing DIY while smoking a pipe, swinging girls and 1950s/60s adverts. What’s not to like.

Practical Householder Magazine

Practical Householder Magazine

Practical Householder Magazine

Practical Householder Magazine

Practical Householder Magazine

Practical Householder Magazine

Practical Householder Magazine

Practical Householder Magazine

Practical Householder Magazine

Practical Householder Magazine

Practical Householder Magazine

Practical Householder Magazine

Practical Householder Magazine

Practical Householder Magazine

Practical Householder Magazine

Practical Householder Magazine

Practical Householder Magazine

Practical Householder Magazine

Practical Householder Magazine

Practical Householder Magazine

Practical Householder Magazine

Practical Householder Magazine

Practical Householder Magazine

Practical Householder Magazine

Practical Householder Magazine

Practical Householder Magazine

Practical Householder Magazine

Practical Householder Magazine

Practical Householder Magazine

Practical Householder Magazine

Practical Householder Magazine

Practical Householder Magazine

Practical Householder Magazine

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21 Responses to Practical Householder Magazine

  1. From my blog: Practical Householder Magazine http://t.co/ruK47Y8m

  2. This is brilliant. The fashions! The clean-cut men! The FASHIONS! // MT @thorn_w: Practical Householder Magazine http://t.co/RDmyy1ic

  3. @theretronaut You might enjoy this: Practical Householder Magazine 1959/66 http://t.co/ruK47Y8m

  4. Erica Fairs says:

    Brilliant! Brought my Dad back to life – I’d forgotten he used to get this magazine. Got any more?! 🙂

  5. Practical Householder Magazine: Sober looking men, swinging girls and 1950s/60s adverts. What’s not to like! http://t.co/ruK47Y8m

  6. spleenal says:

    Is that the joker advertising Valspar paint!?! “Valspar the paint to give you nightmares!”
    Excellent stuff.

  7. John Herbert says:

    How do I subscribe on line?

    • thomwhite says:

      As far as I can tell, it has been out of print for decades.

      If I can find some more I’ll do another blog post.

      Thanks for commenting.

  8. Roger says:

    I just found some in the loft.

  9. Hazel Obest says:

    I have 25 copies from between October 1955 and February 1958 which were my father’s. I see them advertised on eBay at from £3.99 to £5.99 each. I am thinking of selling them on Gumtree for £25 the lot or individually at £1 which I will donate to starving children.

  10. My husband has about thirty of these mags which he bought before I knew him then when we were buying our first house in 1968′ these magazines were invaluable when we were doing DIY,and the prices of materials then is just unbelievable, !!!He is wanting to sell them now as we are downsizing and need to clear stuff from the loft.

    • judi parsons says:

      My father was the Art Editor of this mag and he, myself and various family & friends are featured in alot of the mags (him showing you how to build something & me + others as “models”). . How much would you be wanting for them?

      • thomwhite says:

        Hi Judi,

        I’m afraid they aren’t mine to sell – I this stack of them at a place I was working. I think you can find them fairly easily online though.

  11. graham lock says:

    I have various copies the Practical House Holder, ranging from 1972 – 1987, there are 1976/77/82/87 complete years and the rest with odd months missing, I was wondering if they could be worth anything, as I might think about selling them if anyone might be interested.
    There are aprox 160 copies in total.

    • Judi Parsons says:

      Hello, Graham. I am just wondering if you still have the copies of Practical Householder mgagazines you mentioned in July 2013, ranging from 1972 – 1987. I featured in quite a few of them as my father was the Art Editor. Hope to hear back from you.

  12. Liz says:

    Hey!

    I’m selling an issue of this if you’re interested for £1 on my facebook vintage and retro page? It’s a fab lil mag!!

    http://www.facebook.com/dizzymisslizzys

    Thanks!

    Liz x

  13. Quentin says:

    I have the original January 1959 issue An Attractive Cocktail Cabinet. The only other known copy is owned by the National Trust. It is one of the Beetles,I think Paul McCartneys show home. Please tell me if this is valuble to you.

  14. Graham Lock says:

    On double checking my completed copies are :- 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1987.
    I have 1978 copies January – November

  15. Allan says:

    I have some of those glazed self-spacing Polycell tiles – two original boxes worth of cream/off-white tiles. I’d like them to go to a good home – props store, someone who needs them for a design. Although I suspect they were cheap at the time, they now look quite delicate. Thanks for putting these advertisements up, enabling me to date the tiles.

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