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Ephemera and Memorabilia Resources

Business Cards
The American Business Card Club
http://suzann.com/abcc/
Official site for the ABCC

Food Collectibles

Barnum’s Animal Crackers at NabiscoWorld

http://www.nabiscoworld.com/
Barnums/default.htm

History, facts, games.

The Condiment Packet Museum
http://www.clearfour.com/condiment
Everything you were afraid to know about those little packets of ketchup, mayo, and relish you can pick up at almost any restaurant.

Food History Timeline
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/
Rhodes/4190/timeline.htm

Timeline of 19th and 20th Century Foodstuffs.

Ian’s Macaroni-and-Cheese Box Collection
http://www.geocities.com/
macandcheesebox/index.html

Illustrated. Who knew there was anything other that Kraft?

Wheaties Cereal Boxes
http://pages.prodigy.net/funnybusiness3/cbox.htm
Wheaties checklists. No longer active site, but information still relevant to all food collectibles.

Hotel Labels
Index to Hotel Labels
http://pwp.netcabo.pt/0150669101/
labels/labelindex.htm

Joao-Manuel Mimoso’s illustrated pages on hotel labels. History, fakes, dating, more.

Maps
Map History
http://www.maphistory.info/market.html
Part of the WWW "Virtual Library", with links to thousands of relevant sites: dealers, fairs, auctions, articles, collections, societies, etc.

Movie Memorabilia
DamnThe.com
http://damnthe.com
Terrific section on authentication, with side-by-side pictures of originals and reprints/fakes.

iGuide
http://www.iguide.net/iguide/mp/default.asp
Searchable price reports, 10-point grading scale, Star Wars movie poster guide to authentication, forum.

Learn About Movie Posters
http://learnaboutmovieposters.com
Everything from A to Z: history, condition and grading, care and preservation, artists, NSS numbers list, and a whole lot more!

PosterPrice.com
http://www.posterprice.com/Top100.asp
List of 100 highest-priced posters.

Saturday Matinee
http://www.saturdaymatinee.com/History-of-Posters
History of movie posters, glossary of terms, glossary of condition.

Things-and-other-stuff.com
information about pre-1950 movie stars and the collectibles which honored them. Free Movie Profiles & Premiums Newsletter:
Articles on Vintage Movie Stars & Collectibles
http://www.things-and-other-stuff.com

Postcard Reference Material
Vintagepostcards.org
A number of references which can be used to research old antique postcards and to date vintage postcards.
http://www.vintagepostcards.org/reference.htm

Produce Labels/Seals/Stickers

Produce Marketing Association

http://www.pma.com/Template.cfm?Section=home
Descriptions of the UPC and PLU code systems.

Tony's Bananas
http://www.geocities.com/
aleigh_123/banana_home.htm

Impressively comprehensive site: everything about banana stickers from market to album. For example, "Care" has great tips on flattening, removing stains, storing, etc.!

Scripophily

The Enoch Pratt Free Library
http://www.prattlibrary.org/locations/bst/index.aspx?id=3030
Quite helpful resource for researching old certificates.

Stock Search International, Inc.
http://www.stocksearchintl.com
Online gallery, tips on collecting and care, free appraisals.

Scripophily.com
http://www.scripophily.net/index.html
Pictures and descriptions of hundreds of certificates.

Trading Stamps
S&H Greenpoints
http://www.greenpoints.com
The electronic reincarnation of S&H trading stamps. History; how to redeem the old stamps for "points", good for new merchandise.

GoldPoints.com
http://www.goldpoints.com/servlet/
ControlServlet?action=GetContactInfoAction

The electronic reincarnation of Gold Bond and Top Value trading stamps. (To redeem the old stamps for "points", good for new merchandise, contact Customer Service.)

HarryRinker.com
http://harryrinker.com/want.html
Collector Harry Rinker has posted a list of wanted items, including trading stamp catalogs.

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Recommended Reading

The Art of the Market : Two Centuries of American Business as Seen Through Its Stock Certificates
by Bob Tamarkin and Les Krantz. New York : Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1999.

Scripophily : Collecting Bonds and Share Certificates. Keith Hollender. New York : Facts on File, 1983.

Scripophily: Art of Finance
by Keith Hollender (Hardcover - November 1994).

Collecting Movie Posters: An Illustrated Reference Guide to Movie Art-Posters, Press

by Edwin E. Poole, Susan T. Poole, Ed Poole

Miller's Movie Collectibles
by Rudy and Barbara Franchi

Warren's Movie Poster Price Guide
by Jon R. Warren

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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