25 Sep '16, 6pm

A gun, a Rolex, and an aeroplane: What people were selling in The Gazette 50 years ago

Classified adverts are a great way to sell unwanted items. From furniture to clothing, you can sell pretty much anything. But what were people selling 50 years ago ? Well although selling habits were not too dissimilar, there were a few rather unusual items on offer. So here are 12 classic classifieds from editions of The Evening Gazette in October and November 1966. A Rolex for £50! In November 1966, a Rolex submariner diving watch was up for sale for £50, having been bought for £70 new. If only you could get one at that price nowadays. Be a hit with the chicks You could get the “Napoleon Solo or Continental look in minutes”, according to this advert selling invisible hair styling gel. Take to the sky The Moto Cycle Shop, on South Street in Middlesbrough, was selling a four seater M38 Messenger plane for £1,000 in October 1966. Uniform If you were after Merchant Navy unif...

Full article: http://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/nostalgia/gun-rolex-aer...

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