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Matchbook Museum

Matchbook Museum

James Lileks' gallery of 400 matchbooks from coffee shops, hotels, motels, bars, banks, restaurants and more. Lileks provides commentary and background on each one - and in many cases updates on 'where are... Read More or Visit Site

Marilyn and The Camera

Marilyn and The Camera

Melinda Mason's impressive collection of Marilyn Monroe photos, dolls, plates, and other collectible items. Also includes a facts and myths section, a filmography, and information about Melinda's personal... Read More or Visit Site

International Arcade Museum

International Arcade Museum

This site boasts more than 13,000 pages of educational content on arcade and coin-op collecting, including innumerable photos of vintage pinball machines, slot machines, video games and jukeboxes. Browse by... Read More or Visit Site

CollectSPACE

CollectSPACE

If space turns out to be the final collecting frontier, Robert Pearlman's site will be a good roadmap. Browse his collection of space artifacts from the Mercury missions through the present. Also check out the... Read More or Visit Site

Architectural Construction Toys

Architectural Construction Toys

Jackie Britton's definitive reference on construction toys from around the world. Browse photos and related information on toys ranging from Linclon Logs to Dia Blocks to Easylock Bricks to Legos. See also... Read More or Visit Site

Bookscans.com

Bookscans.com

Bruce Black's gallery of paperback book covers from the 1940s and 50s. With help from numerous contributors, he's assembled a definitive collection of the original pulp fiction. Browsable by publisher and... Read More or Visit Site

The Art of Penguin Science Fiction

The Art of Penguin Science Fiction

James Pardey's ode to Penguin science fiction book covers may take a while to load, but the wait is worth it. He's put together a definitive collection of the publishing house’s sci-fi covers, from it's... Read More or Visit Site

OnTheDash

OnTheDash

Jeffrey Stein's great reference site on Heuer chronographs and dashboard timepieces. This site offers everything you'd want to know about Heuer wristwatches, dash-mounted timers, and stopwatches. From detailed... Read More or Visit Site

The Online Guide to Traditional Games

The Online Guide to Traditional Games

For James Masters, the games people play go well beyond chess and croquet, although both are covered in detail at his Online Guide to Traditional Games. When it comes to games, Masters takes a world view,... Read More or Visit Site

Magic-Lantern.eu

Magic-Lantern.eu

Magic-Lantern.eu's extensive photo galleries feature a wide range of items, such as magic lanterns, slides of various sizes and themes, original slide packaging, and stereo viewers – even detailed photos of... Read More or Visit Site

All About Jewels Dictionary

All About Jewels Dictionary

This incredible reference dictionary on jewelry, from Enchantedlearning.com, is both beautiful and comprehensive. Scroll down past the ads at the top and use the alphabetical index to learn about and see... Read More or Visit Site

Watchophilia

Watchophilia

Lisa Andrew’s Watchophilia dives deep on Bulova wristwatches, with more than 500 examples to peruse. Bulovas are grouped chronologically by decade, and each watch page features a complete description, at... Read More or Visit Site