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Petrol Maps

Petrol Maps

Ian Byrne's virtual glove compartment is crammed with almost 2,000 European petrol (gas) and oil company roadmaps. While American maps were given out free, European maps were sold, which means fewer have... Read More or Visit Site

Vintage Guitar and Bass

Vintage Guitar and Bass

Want to see all the old brochures and ads for your favorite vintage axe? Check out this great site, which showcases detailed reference info and scans of old paper for dozens of vintage guitars and bass models.... Read More or Visit Site

American Cut Glass Association

American Cut Glass Association

A great reference on ‘American Brilliant Cut Glass’ (produced between 1876 and 1914), this site features a striking photo gallery, reference articles, and selected items from the ACGA’s own collection.... Read More or Visit Site

Rare Victorian

Rare Victorian

John Werry's in-depth blog on rare Victorian Furniture, with detailed, informative and often humorous posts on dozens of beautiful pieces (chairs, tables, desks, sofas, sideboards, bookcases, credenzas etc).... Read More or Visit Site

Folk Art in Bottles

Folk Art in Bottles

Whether you call them Bottle Whimseys, Whimsey Bottles, Puzzle Bottles, or Whimsies, this site showcases great folk art carvings in bottles dating from the mid 1800s through the present. If you ever wondered... Read More or Visit Site

The Telephone Archive

The Telephone Archive

If you're into old phones, check out this 600-page repository of images and historical information. Includes an extensive collection of telephone number cards (e.g. PEnsylvania 6-5000), porcelain telephone... Read More or Visit Site

Trappist Beers and Monks

Trappist Beers and Monks

An interesting site dedicated to Trappist beers and the history of the development of beer brewed by Trappist Benedictine monks. The site showcases beers like Chimay, Rochefort, Tilburg, Westmalle, and more.... Read More or Visit Site

Bob Vermillion - Folk Art Tackle

Bob Vermillion - Folk Art Tackle

Bob Vermillion started collecting lures at age 16. Accordingly, his handsome site is dedicated to his love of folk-art fishing lures made by likes of Ray Clippinger, John Gesaman, Ray Mehnert, and other... Read More or Visit Site

Historical Marker Database

Historical Marker Database

If you're the type who pulls over when you see a 'historic marker ahead' sign, you'll love this site. Orchestrated by site editor J.J. Prats, hundreds of contributors have submitted photographs and... Read More or Visit Site

Google Book Search

Google Book Search

Want to do one quick search and pull up the mother lode of vintage books? Try Google Book Search, a database filled with every work of fiction and non-fiction you can imagine, both public domain and still... Read More or Visit Site

Gruen: The Art and Mystery of Watchmaking

Gruen: The Art and Mystery of Watchmaking

Paul Schliesser's elegant site offers a comprehensive history of the Gruen Watch Company of Ohio. The easy-to-navigate site is divided into sections, each representing a significant turning point in the... Read More or Visit Site

The Scrap Album

The Scrap Album

Malcolm Warrington’s The Scrap Album is a handsomely organized site, as you’d expect from an articulate champion of Victorian Era scrapbooking. Browse pages devoted to such arcane pieces of ephemera as the... Read More or Visit Site