This section is for collecting sites that just really don't fit in any other section. It contains collecting related sites that are strange, odd, unusual or just simply unique. Included in this section is information about the acquisition, display, identification, and conservation of these collections and online displays of collections. Out of the Ordinary Collecting Recreation.
The book is divided into three parts. In part one, Ronson describes his parents commissioning an artist to paint a family portrait, a trip to meet Santa with his son Joel, almost finding God, and a diary-style recasting of Ronson's "Out of the Ordinary" Guardian column. (wikipedia)
- Wikipedia: Out of the Ordinary: True Tales of Everyday Craziness is British journalist Jon Ronson's fourth book. Ronson is known for his bestseller The Men Who Stare at Goats, which inspired the 2009 Hollywood film starring George Clooney and Jeff Bridges.
- Books by Jon Ronson
- British memoirs
- All Land of Noz www
All about collecting antique garden hose nozzles. Land of Noz.
- Collectors Straitjacket Floats www
Collectors guide to straitjackets. Floats. A guide for Houdini fans everywhere. Straitjacket Floats.
- A Talking Clocks www
A collection of talking clocks. Clocks. The site contains: photo galleries, some history of clocks that talk and interesting links about time. Talking Clocks.
- Photographs Antique Mouse and Rat Traps www
Photographs and information about collecting, Mouse and Rat Traps, and researching them as a hobby. Antique Mouse and Rat Traps.
- A Yossie's Handcuff Collection www
A personal collection of Handcuffs, Handcuff Collection, Leg Irons, and other institutional and historical restraint devices. Includes resource links page, patent papers, function animations, and books. Yossie's Handcuff Collection.
- Stapler Swingline Owner's Group www
Stapler collections. Swingline Owner's Group.
- A Safety-Cards www
A collection which includes a complete alphabetical listing, Safety-Cards, images and a trade list. Site in German and English. Safety-Cards.
- A Waistcoat Man www
A collection of waistcoats and three-piece suits, Man, including images and a place for other collectors to meet. Waistcoat Man.
- A Coachbuilt Prams www
A collection of coach built prams or baby carriages and their restoration. Prams. Lots of images and descriptions. Coachbuilt Prams.
- Photos, Fish Posters of the World www
Photos, Posters of the World, links and other information on all sorts of fish posters. Fish Posters of the World.
- Dedicated Treasure Jar www
Dedicated to a family's collection of miscellaneous junk that is found on streets and sidewalks. Treasure Jar.
- All Snowmen Collection Cornelius Graetz www
All about the history of the snowman and the personal collection of Cornelius Graetz. Snowmen Collection Cornelius Graetz.
- Official Google Logos Collection www
Official and unofficial Google logotypes collection. Google Logos Collection.
- A The Lost Photo Gallery www
A collection of lost photos and passport photos, Lost Photo Gallery, found on the street and in other random locations. The Lost Photo Gallery.
- A Justbakelite www
A brief biography on Leo Hendrik Baekeland with pictures of bakelite as well as links. Justbakelite.
- Sand Sands www
Sand collecting site. Sands. Offers to exchange samples of sand. Site is in Italian and English. Sands.
- Online FlashlightMuseum.com www
Online museum of antique, FlashlightMuseum.com, classic and new flashlights. FlashlightMuseum.com.
- Pictures, Straitjacket Page www
Pictures, Page, links, and sources related to straitjackets. Straitjacket Page.
- The Brick Collecting www
The history of brick making especially in the Hudson River, Collecting, NY area; includes information on identification of Hudson Valley and New England brick. Brick Collecting.
- Lottery Global Lottery Collector's Society www
Lottery collecting enthusiasts who study and collect lottery tickets from around the world. Global Lottery Collector's Society.
- British Scarf Collector www
British information for collectors of ladies scarves. Collector. Includes photographs. Scarf Collector.
- Bakelite Bakelite and Plastic Museum www
Bakelite kitchen and homeware, and Plastic Museum, radios, clocks, jewelry, and cameras. Each item has a description. Includes images, books, links. Bakelite and Plastic Museum.
- History Flashlight Museum www
History of flashlights and images of flashlights with information. Flashlight Museum.
- Contains Old Spice Collectibles www
Contains detailed research on Old Spice for Men products: mugs, Spice Collectibles, and bottles. Also reports on eBay sales of Old Spice items. Old Spice Collectibles.
- Collection The Sneaker Net www
Collection of over 150 sneakers (most of them Nike) - pictures. The Sneaker Net.
- Project The Sergei Rubber Band Ball Project www
Project owner is trying to build a very large rubber band ball named Sergei. Sergei Rubber Band Ball Project. Information on donating rubber bands, and Sergei's statistics. The Sergei Rubber Band Ball Project.
- A Maytag Club www
A California and Federal Non-Profit Corporation Dedicated to the preservation of the Maytag History and restoration of their products. Maytag Club.
- Pictures, Bryan's Rubber Band Ball www
Pictures, Rubber Band Ball, statistics and guest book. Bryan's Rubber Band Ball.
- Individual The Daily Newspaper Collection www
Individual collecting front pages of daily newspapers. Daily Newspaper Collection. The site contains the catalogue. The Daily Newspaper Collection.
- Information Air Raid Sirens www
Information on air raid sirens and other siren and warning devices. Raid Sirens. Features photos, sounds, projects, restoration, forum, and links. Air Raid Sirens.
- Source collectspace.com www
Source for information on space history, collectspace.com, space artifacts, and space memorabilia. Learn where astronauts will appear, browse collecting guides, and read original space history-related daily reports. collectspace.com.
- Collection The Mike Parks Bobblehead Page. www
Collection of Mike Parks bobblehead images from all over the world and users post their photos here. Mike Parks Bobblehead Page.. There is also information on acquiring the bobblehead. The Mike Parks Bobblehead Page..
- A The Nailhunter www
A pictorial guide to date and pole nails. Nailhunter. Collecting date nails is considered to be closely related to insulator collecting. The Nailhunter.
- A Arenophile (Sand Collecting) www
A start point for sand collectors. (Sand Collecting). Arenophile (Sand Collecting).
- A Solid Perfume www
A free informational forum for collectors of solid perfume compacts. Perfume. Includes a message board, searchable photo database and buying and selling area. Solid Perfume.
- Collection Backscratcher www
Collection of more than 130 Backscratchers. Backscratcher.
- Information Oozin' Goo www
Information about lava lamps including history and profile of the inventor, Goo, formulas for making your own lamps, a vintage lamp photo gallery, and link to message forum. Oozin' Goo.
- A Handcuffs.org www
A collectors guide to vintage handcuffs, Handcuffs.org, featuring a gallery of handcuffs and related restraints as well as feature articles on handcuff collecting, Houdini and his fellow escape artists of the past. Handcuffs.org.
- A Covers To Discover www
A picture collection about manhole covers. Discover. Accepts submissions. [English and French]. Covers To Discover.
- A The Gamewell Diaphone Web Site www
A collector of information and devices showcases the distinctive public warning horns. Gamewell Diaphone Web Site. Information, images and history are featured. The Gamewell Diaphone Web Site.
- A Tissue Box Cover Collection www
A collection of unusual tissue box covers. Tissue Box Cover Collection.
- Site Menotomy Vintage Bicycles www
Site contains two on-line vintage bicycle databases and 6 Discussion Areas with topics on vintage bicycle pricing, Vintage Bicycles, dating and restoration. Menotomy Vintage Bicycles.
- Collection Old Organizers Collection www
Collection of monochrome organizers, Organizers Collection, text and graphic PDA's, older brothers of nowadays multimedia hand held devices. Old Organizers Collection.
- Online Whistle Museum www
Online Museum, Museum, dedicated to presenting and researching whistles and antique whistles devided by categories as : by function, by shape, by material, by manufacturers, by period and by region. Whistle Museum.
- Scotttie's Scratch Ticket Collecting www
Scotttie's Australian Lotology page. Scratch Ticket Collecting.
- Thumbnailed Cliff Muskiet's Stewardess Uniform Collection www
Thumbnailed photograph galleries of uniforms worn by airline staff. Cliff Muskiet's Stewardess Uniform Collection.
- This My Bandaids www
This site contains images of an bandaid collection and a listing of the people that have made contributions to it. My Bandaids.
- Provides Rubberband Man www
Provides information on starting a rubberband ball and has images of ongoing projects. Rubberband Man.
- A Vintage Ceiling Fans www
A collectors site about vintage ceiling fans, Ceiling Fans, with images, descriptions and links. Vintage Ceiling Fans.
- A Collecting Crest & Monogram Albums www
A personal site exploring and presenting research findings on the forgotten pastime of crest and monogram albums. Crest & Monogram Albums. Presented by Edward J Law. Collecting Crest & Monogram Albums.
- Pictures, Strange Hobby? www
Pictures, Hobby?, background, and related links. Strange Hobby?.
- Scans Rune's Barf Bag Collection www
Scans of/information about bags collected from all over the world and their respective airlines. Rune's Barf Bag Collection.
- Collection Antique Garden www
Collection of antique garden ornaments, Garden, farm antiques, garden antiques, old millstones, old stone troughs, antique flat stone, grinding stones, heritage pottery...all for your garden. Antique Garden.
- Collecting Ilene Wayne Productions: Collectibles in Paradise www
Collecting Hawaiiana, Wayne Productions: Collectibles in Paradise, antiques, toys, and other collectibles in Hawaii. Home of the Hawaii All-Collectors Show Ilene Wayne Productions: Collectibles in Paradise.
- The Locksmith Blog www
The day in the life of a UK locksmith. Blog. Includes tips, tricks and interesting jobs. Locksmith Blog.
- Illustrated How Stuff Works: Lock Picking www
Illustrated article on picking. Stuff Works: Lock Picking. Includes lock types, re-keying and videos. How Stuff Works: Lock Picking.
- View CollectionDX www
View other peoples collections, CollectionDX, or add your own. Link your personal collection page. Also features exclusive articles pertaining to collecting. CollectionDX.
- Collecting World Collectors Net www
Collecting community featuring news, Collectors Net, articles, features, and links. Over 100 individual collectable areas featured with message boards. World Collectors Net.
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