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Antique Mouse and Rat Trap Gallery

Antique Mouse and Rat Trap Gallery

OK... we werent expecting this one, either. But Rick Cicciarelli has put together such a definitive collection we couldn't resist. Highlights are the photos (and some line drawings) of a large selection of... Read More or Visit Site

Great War Dust Jackets

Great War Dust Jackets

Alan Hewer's comprehensive site is devoted to World War I books and dust jackets from 1914 to 1939. Most of the books featured are British, Australian, Canadian, and American first editions, but there are... Read More or Visit Site

Railroadiana Online

Railroadiana Online

If you've ever wondered how to tell real from fake railroad china, or how brass baggage tags originated, this extremely well organized, comprehensive site is for you. You'll find great detail on 20 different... Read More or Visit Site

Vintage Fashion Guild

Vintage Fashion Guild

The VFG is a non-profit international educational organization dedicated to the promotion and preservation of vintage fashion. Browse the Fashion History and Resources sections of the site, or visit the VFG... Read More or Visit Site

Spoonplanet.com

Spoonplanet.com

Silver spoon collectors will eat up this site sponsored by the Spoon Collectors of Southern California. Here you can find almost any type of spoon imaginable—from coin spoons to animal spoons to hand-painted... Read More or Visit Site

Hall of Jades

Hall of Jades

The Field Museum houses an informative, permanent exhibition dedicated to Jade. Browse the highlights of the exhibit online to learn the history of this treasured stone, accompanied by beautiful scanned images... Read More or Visit Site

Sewing Machine Collector

Sewing Machine Collector

Geoff and Norma Dickens' reference site on vintage toy sewing machines from the late 1800s. Browse the images alphabetically, and view original illustrations from manufacturer catalogs. Also includes an... Read More or Visit Site

Ad Access

Ad Access

Duke University's library has pulled together an impressive collection of over 7,000 ads printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955. Ad Access concentrates on five main subject... Read More or Visit Site

Record Envelope

Record Envelope

Record Envelope is a blog-turned-library for record collectors. Self-described by British artist Kavel Rafferty as “a reference for vinyl geeks and graphic artists,” Record Envelope focuses on the... Read More or Visit Site

The Civil War

The Civil War

Paul McWhorter’s amazing reference site tells the story of the Civil War through high resolution scans of Harpers Weekly newspapers. Don’t miss these over 7,000 pages of content on topics ranging from key... Read More or Visit Site

20th Century Stereo Viewers

20th Century Stereo Viewers

Remember the View-Master you had as a kid? Check out all the hundreds of cool-looking variations you never knew existed. Includes descriptions and multiple photos of each model, plus accessories,... Read More or Visit Site

Beast Coins

Beast Coins

Yes, Zach Beasley’s Beast Coins website features numerous pages devoted to coins with bears and other beasts on them, but the bulk of the site offers a rich array of ancient and world coins, most of which... Read More or Visit Site