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Transistor Radio Design

Transistor Radio Design

James Butters' fun and creative website focusing on the design of 1950s and 60s pocket transistor radios. Highlights include beautiful close-up photos of some of the coolest design elements like dials and... Read More or Visit Site

Old Jigsaw Puzzles

Old Jigsaw Puzzles

Bob Armstrong has pieced together an incredible reference site on vintage jigsaw puzzles. The centerpiece is his collection of over 700 puzzles, mostly hand cut, complete with pictures and descriptions. From... Read More or Visit Site

Parker51.com

Parker51.com

Ernesto Soler's extensive homage to one of the most popular pens ever produced, the Parker "51," introduced in 1941. Chock full of detailed information and photos, this site also includes a great history of... Read More or Visit Site

Plopsite.de

Plopsite.de

Norbert Lamping's collection of 600+ ceramic bottle stoppers, Hutter stoppers, swingtops, swivel stoppers, and lightning stoppers from breweries worldwide. Beautiful hi-res images, often with accompanying... 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

Antique Glass Salt and Sugar Shaker Club

Antique Glass Salt and Sugar Shaker Club

The heart of this website, home of the Antique Glass Salt and Sugar Shaker Club, is the Identification Project, where you can browse thousands of glass shakers by number, name, or picture. When you see the... Read More or Visit Site

Brick Fetish

Brick Fetish

Jim Hughes' history-of-LEGO reference site is organized around a comprehensive LEGO timeline, from 1891 to 1968, with links to dozens of informative pages. For example, did you know LEGO's first patent was for... Read More or Visit Site

Old Soviet Christmas Cards

Old Soviet Christmas Cards

This site showcases over 1000 old Soviet Christmas and New Years cards from 1950 to 1990. Browse through page after page of fun, high resolution images of cards featuring Russian Santa Claus, The Snow Girl,... Read More or Visit Site

Matchbox.de

Matchbox.de

This gallery of Matchbox model cars and other vehicles from the 1970s is worth cruising if you ever had (or wanted) Matchbox toys as a kid. Browsable by model year, each vehicle is pictured in front of its... Read More or Visit Site

Legendary Coins and Currency

Legendary Coins and Currency

This online exhibition from the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History is a great way to get an overview of the history and highlights of American coinage of all denominations. Based on flash... Read More or Visit Site

Alphabetilately

Alphabetilately

First shown in 2008 to celebrate the Smithsonian National Postal Museum's 15th anniversary, Alphabetilately is essentially a giant glossary of stamp collecting, 'from advertising covers through Zeppelin Post.'... Read More or Visit Site

Gallery of Book Trade Labels

Gallery of Book Trade Labels

Greg Kindall's collection of over 2100 colorful and historic book labels, pasted into books by publishers, printers, binders, retailers, and even libraries. Includes contributions from around the world, and a... Read More or Visit Site