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Phil's Old Radios

Phil

This extensive collection of antique radios includes beautiful photos and detailed historical descriptions. The site also provides answers to beginners' frequently asked questions, step-by-step restoration... Read More or Visit Site

The Les Paul Forum

The Les Paul Forum

If you're into Gibson's Les Paul models, or even curious, this is your site. Chock full of useful reference data, pictures of beautiful guitars (e.g. Gibson's highly collectible 'sunburst' models), and... Read More or Visit Site

Old Spice Collectibles

Old Spice Collectibles

Lather up with Creighton Fricek's complete chronology of collectible Old Spice shaving products. Start with the bottle index for a list of traditional talcum, travel, and novelty bottles distributed between... Read More or Visit Site

The American Memory Project

The American Memory Project

This amazing Library of Congress site includes about a hundred photo and document collections (see complete list) on topics ranging from baseball cards to WPA posters to railroad maps to Coca-Cola advertising... Read More or Visit Site

Barry S. Goldbergs Pocket Watch Collection

Barry S. Goldbergs Pocket Watch Collection

Barry Goldberg’s excellent collection of pocket watches, mostly American models from the late 1800s and early 1890s. Chock full of historical information and great photos (front, back, dust cover, movement... Read More or Visit Site

Hemmings Auto Blogs

Hemmings Auto Blogs

This great (and frequently updated) blog from the folks at Hemmings Motor News is a visual feast of old and new photos of vintage automobiles of all types. Not to mention interesting commentary about specific... Read More or Visit Site

Ericofon.com

Ericofon.com

Richard Rose's tribute to the Ericofon, a colorful, stylish concept phone introduced in Europe in the 1950's and then exported to the U.S. Goes into great detail on history, wiring and troubleshooting, colors... Read More or Visit Site

Glassian

Glassian

For an explosion of color and a quick education on the many beautiful varieties of insulators, blown glass bricks, and prism glass, check out Ian Macky's Glassian. It's chock full of reference information... Read More or Visit Site

Briar Press Museum

Briar Press Museum

Gutenberg would be jealous of this incredible collection of over 200 vintage letterpresses. Classified by type but also browsable by year and name, each presses page has detailed information about its origins... Read More or Visit Site

Silver at the Victoria and Albert

Silver at the Victoria and Albert

This is a great reference site on silver, courtesy of the Victoria and Albert Museum. You can view silver items according to themes ranging from depictions of the human form to animals. And if you need advice... Read More or Visit Site

View-Master Resource

View-Master Resource

While many people think of View-Masters as toys, Eddie Bowers, who runs View-Master Resource, clearly considers them serious photographic tools. In fact, the focus of his site is on shooting your own 3-D... Read More or Visit Site

The Stamp Collecting Round-up

The Stamp Collecting Round-up

Don Schilling's long-running, in-depth blog on stamp collecting and postal operations. Schilling stays up on all the latest stamp-related news, from dozens of publications, so you don't have to. His posts (no... Read More or Visit Site