All enquires via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note : Pleasures of Past Times is now exclusively an online shop (see history)
• Navigation : When you enter the shop, you’ll be presented with four main categories : Books, Posters, Memorabilia & Collections. If you already know what you’re looking for type a key word into the search panel -on the top right hand side.
When you click on a category, stock is default listed with the most recently listed items first.
There’s a drop down menu -to the right -where you can search by price : high to low.
You’ll see the same 4 categories in the right hand column, depending on which category you’re currently browsing, you’ll see all the subcategories beneath. If you scroll further down there’s a list of tags that again can be clicked on.
Have fun browsing?
• PHOTOS (unless stated) are of the actual item for sale. To zoom in – either right click the image for it to pop up in new window or use the magnifier to zoom in.
• PAYMENT : UK : Please use online banking whenever possible.
International Banking transfers in USD or Euros by prior arrangement to POPT’s Transferwise account.
All Card Payments via checkout are processed by Stripe.
Paypal by prior agreement only, via invoice + 4% to cover extra costs.
Best price ? Best price ? Best price ? Best price ? Best price ? Best price ? Best price ? Best price ? Best price ? Yawn !
These are the best prices. We try and keep the prices fair to POPT and the customer. Items are priced according to cost, previous experience, condition and comparable items online- taking into account, we want the best stock at the best price – to sell. There is no standard mark up. So no automatic 10% or 20% discounts or ‘best price’. If you think you’ve found a bargain well done, I’ve messed up :}
We endeavour to give the best information, so you know exactly what your purchasing in terms of edition/printing & condition. Also the background of an item. This takes time, experience and expertise.
It’s come to our attention that our detailed descriptions are being cut & pasted and used on AbeBooks by a ‘rare book’ seller- who is charging more than 3 times our price for the same book. When questioned – he hadn’t had ‘any interest‘ but also ‘hadn’t found the right buyer‘. Buyers beware ! This site is run by a life time collector for collectors : offering value -no bargains -but honestly described and well photographed stock.
Pleasures of Past Times is now exclusively an online shop.
PLEASE NOTE : All stock was removed from sale on 4th January 2020 when the shop closed. Nothing has been handled by the general public since before the COVID pandemic. As matter to course – prior to COVID- all books get cleaned with an antibacterial wipe.
The majority of the stock (books, magazines, paper ephemera etc) was already sealed in protective wraps…..and I tested negative for COVID 3 times in the last two months (travel, no symptoms) and I have not put myself at risk since.
While the online shop will offer quality, not quantity and it is slow progress loading all the inventory online, so please inquire if you can’t find something? The online focus will remain popular culture across all media : books, records, magazines, fanzines, ephemera, posters, flyers…
We love buying new stock, so if you have material to sell: please email photos with a detailed description of the condition and edition. But please no reproductions or copies.
Of particular interest, the weirder the better- rare original posters, records, ephemera (flyers, tickets), counter culture books, magazines (especially early OZ) by trouble makers and original thinkers : including – Martin Sharp, McInnerney, Hapshash, Sex Pistols, Bowie, T.REX.
However if you are “down sizing or having a clear out”, we no longer buy bulk collections of magazines or theatre programmes, nor can we direct you to someone who does.