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TheStieffCompany.com

TheStieffCompany.com

Scott Perkins is an enthusiastic evangelist for The Stieff Company, a significant Baltimore silversmith and maker of pewter items. His site is loaded with Stieff catalogs, price lists, factory photos,... Read More or Visit Site

The Lamps of H. G. McFaddin

The Lamps of H. G. McFaddin

Bruce Bleier's tribute to the Emeralite and Bellova lampshades made from Czech glass and popularized and distributed by the H. G. McFaddin Co. in the early 1900s. Includes numerous examples of both Emeralite... Read More or Visit Site

Bank Note Bank

Bank Note Bank

This world banknote and currency image-sharing database is notable for its breadth of contributors and content (about 12,000 notes). Browsable by region and country, the site also provides fun links like 'top... Read More or Visit Site

The Gilbert Collection

The Gilbert Collection

The late Sir Arthur Gilbert's collection of European silver, gold, enamel, and other items is now housed at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and is known as the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection.... Read More or Visit Site

Papa Teds Place

Papa Teds Place

The late Theodore H. Althof, Jr's beautiful collection of vintage dimestore cardboard Christmas 'putz' village houses. Start with the categories/history page and read about the evolution of cardboard Christmas... Read More or Visit Site

The Antique Cannabis Book

The Antique Cannabis Book

This site lives up to its billing as 'a great resource for the antique cannabis collector,' and would likely be of interest to pharmacy collectors also. Features incredible detail on the history and use of... Read More or Visit Site

Herman Miller Consortium Collection

Herman Miller Consortium Collection

This website showcases several hundred pieces of furniture, held by thirteen museums, that were designed for Herman Miller Inc. over the years by famous designers like George Nelson and Charles and Ray Eames.... Read More or Visit Site

National Air and Space Museum

National Air and Space Museum

The National Air and Space Museum holds some 50,000 artifacts, a significant subset of which can be viewed on this site. Browse aircraft and space artifacts, or search the database of 16,000 objects online.... Read More or Visit Site

Post Office in Paradise

Post Office in Paradise

Post Office in Paradise showcases Hawaiian postal history from the years before Hawaii became a part of the United States. The site features a huge collection of colorful stamps, cover letters to foreign... Read More or Visit Site

Smokey's Vault

Smokey

SmokeyBear.com is a great site for kids and adults alike. Read the history of the real orphan bear who became Smokey, or check out the photographs of posters and memorabilia associated with the campaign to... Read More or Visit Site

London Transport Museum Posters

London Transport Museum Posters

A must-see collection of 5,000 vivid, colorful British posters from the early 1900s onward. Browse by artist (over 700), theme (from sightseeing to wartime London to London transport), and date. Also check... Read More or Visit Site

Silver Marks Encyclopedia

Silver Marks Encyclopedia

An extensive reference guide to silver marks, hallmarks, trademarks and maker's marks found on antique and vintage silver, especially sterling and coin silver, and silverplate. Sections for American, British... Read More or Visit Site