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Los Angeles Fire Department Historical Archive

Los Angeles Fire Department Historical Archive

This incredibly comprehensive archive of LAFD ephemera and memorabilia is as good a history of 19th and 20th century firefighting as can be found on the web. Collectors will appreciate the amazing collection... Read More or Visit Site

Association of Vogue Picture Record Collectors

Association of Vogue Picture Record Collectors

This great site, from the Association of Vogue Picture Record Collectors, offers detailed background information and a wonderful gallery of 78 RPM Vogue picture records, which were produced for less than a... Read More or Visit Site

Mandolin Cafe

Mandolin Cafe

Launched in 1995, Mandolin Cafe brings together anyone with an interest in mandolins—from players and teachers to collectors and enthusiasts. The site features mandolin chord diagrams (yes, for lefties,... Read More or Visit Site

AirTimes

AirTimes

This incredible collection of airline timetables by Perry Sloan includes hundreds of vintage and modern airline timetables going back as far as the 1930s. Browse the scans via the carrier index, and check this... Read More or Visit Site

Hyman's National Cigar Museum

Hyman

A treasure trove of information about cigars and cigar ephemera, this site is a must-see for any tobacciana collector! Includes information and images on felts and flannels, silks and satins, hand tools, cigar... Read More or Visit Site

British Postal Museum and Archive

British Postal Museum and Archive

This extensive website from Britain's Postal Heritage Trust is a deep resource on all things postal. Start with the collections page, which includes two separate online collections: the Royal Mail Archive and... Read More or Visit Site

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

The somber bookend to the JFK Museum is the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas, where the 35th President of the United States was assassinated on November 22, 1963. Artifacts relating to the... Read More or Visit Site

Miniarcade.com

Miniarcade.com

Steve Read's tribute to vintage handheld video games from the 1970's and 80's. Includes pictures, gameplay summaries and more for hundreds of games from Bandai, Coleco, Entex, Mattel, Nintendo, Tandy, and... Read More or Visit Site

Sense & Sensibility Patterns

Sense & Sensibility Patterns

An extensive collection of photos and ephemera illustrating changing fashion styles from 1795 to 1959. Includes portraits, catalog pages, illustrations, patterns, and detailed historical descriptions of... Read More or Visit Site

Antique and 19th Century Cameras

Antique and 19th Century Cameras

Rob Niederman’s homage to (and collection of) late 19th century wood cameras. This site contains extensive galleries with detailed information on the early wood, brass, and leather view cameras, multi-lens... 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

The Beachhead

The Beachhead

Mark Wright’s G.I. Joe site, The Beachhead, has everything a fan of the original action figure could want. Click on Platoon Photos and you’ll see images of vintage Joes. Head over to the Maintenance Depot... Read More or Visit Site