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WEB SIGHTINGS ***** # 71102.

PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 4:43 am
Web Sightings

Do you feel the need to collect matchbooks from every restaurant you visit? Have you posted your collection online? Maybe you should. This week, we'll take a look at some of the top 10 collection sites on the Web.



Who hasn't spent time as a 12-year-old in a friend's basement or garage marveling at his incredible beer can collection? Wait, you still collect beer cans and display them on makeshift shelves? Good for you! Really. Hey, isn't that your mom calling you in for dinner? Of course, if you're Greg Stinsa and you have this amazing beer can collection, then you're OK.



If Frank Sinatra wasn't so caught up in the ring-a-ding-ding, perhaps he might have had time to best this Las Vegas matchbook collection. But since he didn't, we'll have to be content with listening to "That's Life" while checking out Jeff's matchbook collection.



Collection stamps can be all-consuming. Just check out the guys lined up at the post office the day the new Betty Boop stamps are coming out. Read up on all the latest international stamps at and pick me up a 10-pack of first-class postage stamps next time you're at the post office.



Who hasn't taken a trip to Florida and relished every opportunity to purchase cheesy postcards documenting their trip? Check out the University of Miami's collection of more than 5,000 postcards highlighting the Sunshine State.



Not to be outdone, the National Trust for Historic Preservation at the University of Maryland has collected more than 18,500 postcards, "the majority originating from 3,185 identified locations in the United States and dating from the period 1900 to 1920," according to the site. The collection includes cards from all 50 states as well as more than 20 foreign countries.