Top 10 weird and wonderful collecting sites At Paul Fraser Collectibles we come across lots of weird, wacky and wonderful collecting sites every day, and we thought it’d be fun to share our 10 current favourites with you – as voted by our staff
News-Antique.com - Jan 16,2013 - 10. Bad Postcards http://bad-postcards.tumblr.com/
A well designed and often amusing blog about collecting vintage American postcards.
9. Museum of the Weird http://www.museumoftheweird.com/news/
Providing plenty of news that has to be seen to be believed – it also has a sensationally strange museum, based in Austin, Texas
8. The Last Tuesday Society http://viktorwyndofhackney.co.uk/
London’s leading curiosity shop, which is best understood as an attempt to recreate a 17th century Wunderkabinett. It also hosts esoteric lectures and events.
7. Jade Doskow’s World’s Fair project http://www.jadedoskowphotography.com/World-s-Fair-Project-20th-Century-Sites
Photographer Jade Doskow is responsible for this photo series depicting the sites of World’s Fairs past. The result shows how quickly we move from one thing to another, all but forgetting that some of the most important and prestigious collections in the world were housed within these structures, albeit temporarily.
6. Wikicollecting http://en.wikicollecting.org/
A veritable treasure trove of collecting information, as well as news stories and some very enlightening top 10s.
5.Wellcome Collection http://www.wellcomecollection.org/whats-on/exhibitions/medicine-man.aspx
London’s world renowned Wellcome Collection hosts some of the most intriguing exhibitions and events in Britain. Its permanent Medicine Man collection (compiled by founder Henry Wellcome 1853-1936) features diagnostic dolls, Japanese sex toys and Napoleon’s toothbrush.
4. A Collection a Day http://collectionaday2010.blogspot.co.uk/
A Collection a Day documents every day in 2010 in terms of collectibles. For 365 days Lisa Congdon posted an image of a different collection, some her own, but many belonging to others - shining a light on people’s wide ranging and often idiosyncratic collecting tastes.
3. Mondo Video http://blog.mondotees.com/
Mondo are the new kids on the block in terms of producing limited edition movie posters for both classic and contemporary films. New pieces usually sell out within hours.
2. Picollecta http://www.picollecta.com/
Picollecta is a fantastic new photo sharing website that enables collectors to connect and share their favourite images, news stories and opinions – it has quickly become the new office addiction.
1. Undying Faces http://www.undyingfaces.com/info/
Spooky blog devoted to collecting death masks. George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Joseph Goebbels and Marie Antoinette are all present, as is a wealth of information as to how death masks are produced and a number of useful links for the intrepid death mask enthusiast, making this a rare (and somewhat chilling) resource.