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FishDecoy.com

FishDecoy.com

Put on your goggles... you can almost see these hand-carved wooden beauties swimming across the page. This great and colorful site showcases the best American fish decoys from some of the most skilled carvers... Read More or Visit Site

Vintage Football Card Gallery

Vintage Football Card Gallery

This great database of pro and collegiate football cards from the 1950s and 1960s offers scanned images of cards for hundreds of players, cross-indexed by team, player, set, college, and position. Start with... Read More or Visit Site

Emerald City Vintage Costume Jewelry

Emerald City Vintage Costume Jewelry

It looks like we're not in Kansas anymore with Elizabeth Rowlands' site on vintage costume jewelry from the 1940s and 1950s. This site features high resolution scans of vintage ads and patented pieces from... Read More or Visit Site

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

de Luikerwaal

de Luikerwaal

This comprehensive Dutch site provides detailed information about the history of magic lanterns, the controversy surrounding who invented them, historically important manufacturers and the regions in which... Read More or Visit Site

Museum of The History of Science

Museum of The History of Science

Scientific intrument collectors will like these eclectic exhibits on topics ranging from astrolabes to medieval and renaissance instruments to early photography. There's also a good section on early pharmacy... Read More or Visit Site

MagazineArt.org

MagazineArt.org

This incredible database of over 3700 magazine covers from 1850-1950 is both beautiful and informative. Start here to browse the magazine categories by thumbnail.. there are multiple magazines per category,... Read More or Visit Site

Certificate Collector

Certificate Collector

Gary Rose's antique stock and bond ('scripophily') site focuses primarily on Massachusetts paper, and is browsable both by industry (railroads, mining...) and town (Amesbury, Amherst...). Includes very high... Read More or Visit Site

Loetz.com

Loetz.com

This fabulous site is a guide to Bohemian art glass makers from 1885 to 1920. Loetz was the premier Bohemian glass works during this period, but the site also provides information on, and showcases the Art... Read More or Visit Site

Mego Museum

Mego Museum

This is the definitive collectors' reference site for toys made by Mego Corp. in the 1970s. It includes extensive photo galleries, a library, and active discussion forums. Other parts of the site of interest... Read More or Visit Site

Gouda Design

Gouda Design

Stuart Lonsdale and Kim Lindley's excellent tribute to and reference on Gouda Dutch Art Pottery and Delftware. The site offers lots of useful reference information, but the highlight is the beautiful galleries... Read More or Visit Site

Coins of Roman Egypt

Coins of Roman Egypt

The focus of Michael J. Covili’s well-organized website is Alexandrian coinage under the Romans. You can search for coins by emperor, from Aelius to Zenobia, or browse by coins of the Early Empire (the Nero... Read More or Visit Site