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Miscellaneous Collectibles Resources

Barf Bags
Air Sickness Bag Virtual Museum

http://www.airsicknessbags.com
The name says it all.

Computer Disks
CD Cult
http://www.cdcult.com
Pictures of thousands of computer disks (and their packaging).

Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley News
http://www.elvispresleynews.com
Pictures, articles, newsletter, merchandise.

Fossils
Fossil Auctions

http://www.fossilauction.com
A division of Extinctions, Inc., supplier to museums and individuals.

Hubcaps
Burke’s Backyard

http://www.burkesbackyard.com.au/
1998/archives/26/home_among_the_gum_trees
/around_the_home/hubcap_clocks

Hubcap clocks by Elizabeth Scholes.

The Hubcap Collectors Club
Dennis Kuhn
P.O. Box 54
Buckley, MI 49620
616-269-3555

Hubcap creatures
http://www.hubcapcreatures.com
By British artist Ptolemy Elrington.

Hubcaps.com
http://www.hubcaps.org/makes.html
Dealer site: Easy-to-navigate, lots of photos to aid identification.

Hubcap Heaven & Wheels
http://www.hubcaps-wheelcovers.com
Dealer site: FAQ’s, photos, links.

Roadside America
http://www.roadsideamerica.com/roger/
QueryTips.php3?tip.AttractionName
=Hubcaps&tip.State=CA

California Historical Landmark No. 939. Considered the largest collection of hubcaps in the States, with over 5000 on display.

Insulators (Glass, Ceramic)
Glass and Porcelain Insulators Reference Site
http://www.insulators.com
Glossary of terms, style number charts, online copies of manufacturers' catalogs, photos, articles by members of ICON (Insulator Collectors On the Net).

The National Insulator Association
http://www.nia.org
Major insulator-collectors organization. Site offers detailed history, articles, identification, scanned images of vintage catalogs and advertisements, a list of regional clubs, convention news.

Phone Cards
Active Phone Calling Cards

http://www.active-phone-calling-cards.com/
collecting_phone_cards.html

Concise list of features important to collectors.

All Cards by Andrea Lughi
http://www.all-cards.net/all.cards/index2.html
Major site—photos, information, auctions, links, news, more.

Eyer’s World
http://www.eyersworld.com/index.htm
Help pages for beginning and advanced collectors

Google Directory: Collecting Phonecards
http://directory.google.com/Top/
Recreation/Collecting/Phonecards

Site listings.

Telephone Card Mania
http://www.geocities.com/Tokyo/2912/wlfdenwa.html
The hobby from the perspective of a collector of Japanese cards.

Yahoo Directory: Phone Card Collecting
http://dir.yahoo.com/Recreation/
Hobbies/Collecting/Cards/Phone_Cards
 

Political Memorabilia
About.com
http://collectibles.about.com/
library/weekly/aa102602a.htm

History of campaign buttons.

America Votes
http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/americavotes
Presidential Campaign Memorabilia from the Duke University Special Collections Library; links.

American Political Items Collectors
http://apic.us/index.asp
Founded in 1945, this is THE major organization for collectors.

Buttons and Ballots
http://www.msys.net/cress/ballots/buttons.htm
Online publication (1992-2001). Though no longer being published, a number of articles covering what to collect, displaying your collection, dating items, etc., are still available.

CyberBee
http://www.cyberbee.com/campaign/mem.html
Illustrated history; online exhibit.

Ron Wade Buttons
http://ronwade.freeservers.com/Glossary.html
Lots of pics; extensive glossary of terms.

University of Michigan Documents Center
http://www.lib.umich.edu/govdocs/psusp.html#party
Major US political science resources site; links to all national parties.

Yahoo Search Directory
http://dir.yahoo.com/Government/
U_S__Government/Politics/Parties

Links to U.S. political parties.

Rubber Stamps
Stamp Guide.com
http://www.stampguide.com
Links, links, links!

Kerchunk
http://www.kerchunk.com
Rubberstamping E-zine.

Salt and Pepper Shakers

Antique and Art Glass Salt Shaker Collector's Society
http://www.antiquesaltshakers.com
News, conventions, shaker pictures and descriptions.

The National Novelty Salt and Pepper Shakers Club
http://www.saltandpepperclub.com
Quarterly newsletter, annual convention, sponsors local chapters.

Shabby Chic
Sisters Antiques and Home Embellishments
http://www.sistershome.com
Online catalog, links.

Rachel Ashwell’s Shabby Chic
http://www.shabbychic.com
Gallery, merchandise.

Snow Globes
E-Tractions
http://ww12.e-tractions.com/snowglobe/globe.htm
Holiday snowglobe. It’s a scream!

Snowdomes Down Under
http://www.sympac.com.au/~redunion/business.htm
Fun and informative Australian site.

SnowDome Repair Service
http://home.earthlink.net/~hrabbin/index.html

Snow Biz –The Newsletter for Snowdome Collectors
c/o Nancy McMichael
P.O. Box 53262
Washington, D.C. 20009
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Recommended Reading

Insulators (Glass, Ceramic)
The Definitive Guide to Colorful Insulators
by Michael Bruner

Price Guide for Insulators: A History and Guide to North American Glass Pintype Insulators (2003)
by John and Carol McDougald

Phone Cards
H & G Standard Catalogue of USA Telephone Cards: Including Canada: 1995-1996

by S. E. R. Hiscocks, C. M. Garibaldi

Telephone Cards (1999)

by Yves Arden

Political Memorabilia

Encyclopedia of Political Buttons: United States 1896-1972: Including Prices, Campaign History, Technical Facts and Statistics/With 1998 Revised Price Supplement
by Ted Hake, Theodore L. Hake

Political Buttons, Book II 1920-1976 (With 1991 Revised Prices for Book I: 1896-1972)
by Ted Hake

Political Buttons, Book III 1789-1916: A Price Guide to Presidential Americana
by Ted Hake, Theodore L. Hake
These three volumes are considered the bibles of button collecting. Also of value to the general collector are the following:

100 Years of Political Campaign Collectibles
by Mark Warda

Hake's Guide to Presidential Campaign Collectibles: An Illustrated Price Guide to Artifacts from 1789-1988
by Ted Hake, Ted Hade, Theodore L. Hake

Rubber Stamps
The Rubber Stamp Album
by Joni K. Miller & Lowry Thompson. Paperback. 1978. Workman Publishing Company.

Salt and Pepper Shakers
Collector's Encyclopedia of Salt and Pepper Shakers: Second Series (Figural and Novelty 2nd Series)
by Melva Davern

The Complete Salt and Pepper Shaker Book
by Mike Schneider

Florence's Big Book of Salt & Pepper Shakers: Identification & Value Guide
by Gene Florence

Snow Globes

Snow Globes: The Collector's Guide to Selecting, Displaying, and Restoring Snow Globes
by Connie A. Moore, Harry L. Rinker

Collectible Snowdomes
by Lelie Carnot (Author), et al

Snowdomes (Recollectibles)
by Nancy McMichael


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