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V&A Porcelain Figures

V&A Porcelain Figures

The Victoria and Albert Museum’s online collection of Meissen porcelain figures includes more than 150 pieces, including many commedia dell'arte characters created by Johann Joachim Kändler in the first... Read More or Visit Site

In Flagrante Collecto

In Flagrante Collecto

This companion site to Marilynn Gelfman Karp's book of the same name is a tease of beautiful images for obscure collecting categories like dixie cup lids, clothes pins, roller skate keys and cigar bands. A... Read More or Visit Site

Retro Tech Geneva

Retro Tech Geneva

A Swiss blogger name Adwoa creates “typecasts,” which are blog posts typed on a typewriter, then scanned and posted online. The photos that accompany these posts are of typewriters seen in her travels,... Read More or Visit Site

Ars Machina

Ars Machina

Tom Grill's site dedicated to the 'art of the machine' - specifically vintage scientific instruments he claims exhibit a 'high degree of aesthetic' in their design. Focus areas include antique microscopes,... Read More or Visit Site

Costume Collection, National Museum of American History

Costume Collection, National Museum of American History

Women’s dresses are the most requested objects in the Smithsonian’s 30,000-piece Costume Collection, so the institution has made roughly 70 of it best dresses available online. Examples include... Read More or Visit Site

The Martin Howard Collection

The Martin Howard Collection

Martin Howard's crisp, visually stunning collection of early vintage typewriters and related accessories like ribbon tins. Each machine gets its own page, with historical information, photos and related... Read More or Visit Site

Mybeatles.net

Mybeatles.net

Jesse Barron's collection of Beatles 45s, picture sleeves, magazines, books, and memorabilia. Browse singles and albums alphabetically, or dive into the deep trove of Beatles memorabilia ranging from band-aids... Read More or Visit Site

Old Telephones as Entertainment

Old Telephones as Entertainment

For those who want highly detailed information on specific Western Electric antique and vintage telephone models such as the 300, 500, 1500, 2500, 3500, Princess and Design Line series (roughly spanning the... Read More or Visit Site

Candy Container Collectors of America

Candy Container Collectors of America

A reference site on glass and plastic collectible candy containers, featuring galleries of container photos ranging from animals and automobiles to wagons and windmills. Also includes examples of early candy... Read More or Visit Site

The Wheelmen

The Wheelmen

This elegant tribute to turn-of-the-century bicycling includes memorabilia, photographs, and an index of 3140 bicycle brands made between 1890 and 1918. Also features a reference section with articles focusing... Read More or Visit Site

1960s Fashion and Textiles

1960s Fashion and Textiles

Put on your go-go boots and check out this wavy, groovy tribute to 1960s fashion and textiles, courtesy of the Victoria and Albert Museum. Key sections include history, dresses, textiles, and fashion in 1960s... Read More or Visit Site

Gallery Of Surf Classics

Gallery Of Surf Classics

Maynard Eshelman's gallery of over 250 classic surf movie posters and lobby cards from the 1960s. The highlight of this site of course is the posters, with their cool carefree summer vibe. The site is... Read More or Visit Site