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National Postal Museum

National Postal Museum

If you're into postal history or collectibles, check out the Smithsonian's National Postal Museum. This extensive site hosts collections of artifacts related to postal operations and philatelic history, and... Read More or Visit Site

Universal Ship Cancellation Society

Universal Ship Cancellation Society

Compiled by the Universal Ship Cancellation Society, an international philatelic club, this web site is filled with information and images of maritime postal history, from naval covers to postmarks. Browse by... Read More or Visit Site

Baseball Cards 1887-1914

Baseball Cards 1887-1914

Roll up your socks for this Library of Congress collection showcasing hundreds of players on colorful early baseball cards (high resolution, front and back). Features many famous names including Ty Cobb, Cy... Read More or Visit Site

AOUON Archive

AOUON Archive

With more that 20,000 posters online, the All of Us or None Archive at the Oakland Museum of California is an incredibly comprehensive look at the collection of the late Free Speech Movement activist Michael... Read More or Visit Site

Ephemera Society of America

Ephemera Society of America

Great reference on ephemera... includes examples and descriptions of various ephemera categories, selected special exhibits, in-depth articles on ephemera collecting, and an events calendar. or Visit Site

YesteryearsTools

YesteryearsTools

Author Tom Lamond’s YesteryearsTools focuses on axes and other edge tools, from spokeshaves to hatchets, produced in the United States from roughly the mid-1800s to the mid-1900s. Axes wielded by firemen are... 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

Dollreference.com

Dollreference.com

This densely packed index of antique and vintage dolls claims to offer over 10,000 images of dolls from the 1800s to 1970s, and we don't doubt it. Equally interesting, however, are the histories and... Read More or Visit Site

Harvard University Collections

Harvard University Collections

This portal site highlights Harvard's many web accessible collections, featuring everything from photographs to musical scores and maps and globes. Sample exhibit topics include: daguerreotypes, China,... Read More or Visit Site

Cloud Glass Reference Site

Cloud Glass Reference Site

Chris and Val Stewart’s impressive attempt to create a complete catalogue of all known cloud glass, a decorative form of glass that was popular in the 1920s-1940s. Originally focused on Davidson’s cloud... Read More or Visit Site

London Stereoscopic Company

London Stereoscopic Company

Remember the days before television, video, and the Internet? London Stereo sure does. This handsome site, a labor of love for Elena Vidal and Queen’s lead guitarist, Brian May, chronicles the history of the... Read More or Visit Site

Lee Maxwells Washing Machine Museum

Lee Maxwells Washing Machine Museum

Grab some laundry and get ready for old washing machine heaven. Lee Maxwell's definitive and amazing website includes a database of antique laundry machines from Acme to Zenith, with dozens of brands in... Read More or Visit Site