Who I'm I, Well, I'm James Little, I live in Belgium . I live a vintage mid century life. Every week-end you find me on the flea markets around Europe. I can't let something go lost, so I buy and buy... you know what I mean
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just one of those days

When I went to buy a comic magazine from 1958 this evening, I could never imagine what it would bring me.
The magazine was super and the man ( Roel) even had an extra attachement, we started talking and out of the blue his wife comes up with old pictures from the1958 world fair, without hesitating she takes them out of the album and gives them to me, as well as her subscription to the fair. to my suprice it looked different to the one I already had
SUPER EVENING !!!!!
Thanks to Roel and Lutgarde

the magazine


the attachement


personal pictures


her brother with some friends from India at the fair


the subscription to the fair
love the star that her brother made back in 1958; if only he still had it

some small stuff




in my personal collection I have a lot of small stuff, I find them on flea markets and driftstores.
sometimes on ebay or etsy. the star gives away that something is from the world fair in 1958.
so if you find something, let me know
greets for now
James Little

let's play


playing cards issued by Torck,Torck has many toys and furniture on the market.
for the worlfair in 1958 they made a walking stick which is also a chair (pics later)
The cards were a nice gift from David Franco (follower) , he found them on the job.
Working can be rewarding....

hawaiin village

last night I got a verry nice gift from a wonderfull friend
A silk scarf from the hawaiin village during the world fair 1958
thanks Rudy

1958 Brussels Expo ' 58-Hawaiian Village/Film Paprika


 THE FOUR TIELMAN BROTHERS
Andy Tielman † (solo guitar, vocals)
Reggy Tielman (2nd lead guitar, vocals)
 Ponthon Tielman † (double bass, vocals)
 Loulou Tielman † (drums, vocals)

The spheres of the atomium in Brussels still remind us of the great world fair  Expo ' 58, who in 1958 was held from april 17th till october 19th.
Hawaiian music was extremely popular in Belgium and as part of the amusement park was a Hawaiian Village (Hawaiian Village). In a Palm tree decor with blue sky and exotic plants and flowers played the Hawaiian ensemble of Mike Anoi (Guus ' brother ' Abbott) and Rudi W & his Hawaiian Minstrels (with Ilse Hollard, who got engaged with Reggy Tielman Uchtmann during the expo) both as main act. There were several Dutch bands on stagz and also THE FOUR TIELMAN BROTHERS received an invitation from Mr Morisson of the Organization of the Hawaiian Village. They were allowed to fill a 20 minute break. They brought a spectacular rock & roll show, which had never been seen in Europe. Andy played the guitar with his foot and teeth, the guitars back in the neck, played with drumsticks, acrobatic tricks by double bass,. It became 6 months.

The Belgian RenĂ© ' Nappie ' Vlasselaar became their manager and arranged a recording for their label Fernap. Together with his brother, He was owner of the jukebox company Fernap Ferry (Ferry and N). ‘Rock Little Baby Of Mine’ was an uptempo rock song written by Andy Tielman as well as the ballad ‘You're Still The One’. The inspiration for both songs came from his idol Elvis Presley, but the characteristic Tielman style was already present despite the primitive recordings.

Andy married in that period in Brussels with Jeanine M. One night, when all of their guitars and amps were lost during a fire at the Expo, his rich father-in-law Roger M. transfered expensive Gibson Guitars and amplifiers from America.

On november 1st 1958, they gave a show at the big Dome Hall of the Hague Zoo.

Hans Joachim Kulenkampff and Peter Frankenfeld discovered the Tielman Brothers at the Expo and brought them  to Germany by the end of 1958 for a guest appearance on their TV show and a musical showact in the film Paprika.









20 fr banknote




for the euro, Belgium had the belgian franc,
on a note of 20fr was an image of the atomium

this is a welcome booklet

it tells you how to say hi to someone in there own language

USSR in 1958


small book on Soviet fine art
official united states guide book

magezine 58


the magazine 'achtenvijftig' started in 55
every month people could read how far it stood with the expo
this is the dutch version, there is also a french version 'objectif'