June 18, 2004
ANTIQUES AND COLLECTIBLES NEWSLETTER #246
With summer rapidly approaching, the heat and humidity in New York City are rising, and that means
thunderstorms. Yesterday, we were treated to pouring down rain on and off all evening. My clothes and umbrella
are still drying off and phone calls describing lengthy delays are still coming in from friends and relatives who were
Today's newsletter will be a departure from the usual. Although I sometimes include recommendations about sites of
interest to collectors, today's newsletter will consist entirely of memorable sites, since I have a backlog, and I'd like you to have the opportunity to see them before some of them disappear, as web sites are wont to do sometimes. Some of them are funny, some serious, some informative, and some just fun. I've enjoyed them all and thought it might be fun to share them with you.
MASTERS OF CINEMA
You would not believe what's available on DVD these days - much more than you are capable of imagining if you've been a prisoner of Hollywood all these years. Explore the world of cinema at this site, with inciteful articles about the great stars (don't miss the one on Lillian Gish), directors, companies and archives.Masters Of Cinema
As a dealer in paper ephemera I know that images of motorcycles or people riding them are very desirable to collectors. At this site, there are images taken from vintage postcards and photographs. Reprints are available for sale too. Motorcycle Memories
THE AMERICAN PACKAGE MUSEUM
If you're a fan of vintage advertising, here's a great place to view the old packaging of classic American products, like A& P coffee, Alka Seltzer, or Wrigley's chewing gum. All images are from the early 20th century, and there's an alphabetical index. American Package Museum
If you're buying trips find you out on the highways, a place to get a decent meal is a major concern, after days and days of Mickey D's. This site offers the best of food on the road, provided by folks who have been there. Join the forum and post your own recommendations. Road Food
This site has a collection of early audio recordings, from wax cylinders. It includes the earliest known sound recording, from 1878. Listen to them all here. TinFoil.com
The American Museum of Natural History's exhibit of pearls covers their origin, their historical significance and their surprising variety. Pearls
Accumulators, I haven't forgotten my promise to keep these newsletters short. More, much more, in the future. He Who Is The Light Of My Life and I are bound for the country house, for a little of this and a lot of that. Have a great week, Accumulators. Happy hunting!
© 2004 Judith Katz-Schwartz. All rights reserved.
Antiques and Collectibles Newsletter #246
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