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Buttons & Fasteners

The National Button Society, hosted their original show in Chicago in 1939.  Many state and local button clubs were established during the 1940's, and many of those clubs sponsored their own button shows.

Right from its beginning the National Button Society has emphasized the preservation and study of clothing buttons.

The National Button Society now has more than 3,000 members on four continents, with 39 of the 50 states represented by state and local button clubs. Membership in the National Button Society is open to individuals and organizations who collect buttons and who wish to support the objectives of the NBS.

Principal among those objectives are the promotion of educational research and exhibitions, the publishing and dissemination of information about buttons, and the preservation of the aesthetic and historical significance of buttons for future generations.


Coins, Stamps & Bank Notes

  • American Numismatic Association - A link to the list of over 400 local chapters of the ANA.
  • American Stock & Bond Collector's Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering the education and study of American historical securities. Referred to by many as Scripophily, the collecting of old stock certificates and bonds has become a serious endeavor for many enthusiasts who have spent decades in the development of their collections.
  • Banknote Bank - Banknote Bank is an online community where numismatists the world over can showcase their banknote collections and interact with other passionate collectors. 
  • The CoinLook - Claims to be the most comprehensive list of coin clubs in the U.S.
  • International Bond & Share Society Scripophily gained recognition as a hobby around 1970. The word “scripophily” was coined by combining words from English and Greek. The word “scrip” represents an ownership right and the word “philos” means to love. Today there are thousands of collectors worldwide in search of scarce, rare, and popular stocks and bonds.
  • Paper Money Guarantee - Not a club, but a grading overseer with lots of educational material.
  • Society of Paper Money Collectors Inc. - A major collector's organization in existence for over 50 years. It boasts over 1.750 members.

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Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments

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  • The Antique Wireless Association - We collect information regarding the collection, research, restoration, and preservation of objects of historical significance to the technology of communications and entertainment.
  • Ocular Heritage Society - The Ocular Heritage Society  was founded in 1984 by Audrey Davis at the Smithsonian Institute. The Society is a friendly rather than competitive group composed of members who appreciate, conserve and collect items relating to the ophthalmic sciences. Many are accomplished historians specializing in such topics as spectacles, quackery, instrumentation and the personalities of the ophthalmic sciences.  
  • International Opthalmic Antiques Collectors Club - The Ophthalmic Antiques International Collectors' Club is a non-profit-making organisation whose purpose is to:Promote international cultural and social contact between members and with other organisations,Establish expertise in the field of ophthalmic antiques,Assist and encourage new collectors andProvide an infra-structure for the dissemination of knowledge.
  • The Oughtred Society (Slide rule collecting) - Society goals include the dissemination and sharing of information on slide rules and other mathematical instruments and encouragement for collectors. We are affiliated with organizations in the United Kingdom, Germany, The Netherlands and Italy. Our activities are carried out by members who volunteer to do various tasks and projects. Membership is open to anyone.
  • The Antique Telephone Collectors Association - The Antique Telephone Collectors Association, or ATCA, is the largest telephone collectors organization in the world. Chartered in 1971 as a non-profit corporation by the state of Kansas, its over 1000 active members are located throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia. 
  • Tube Collectors Association -  is established to support and encourage the collection of electron tubes of all types and historical periods

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Dealer Associations

  • The Antiques Council - The Antiques Council is a professional association of antique dealers that mandates the highest ethical and professional standards. Members are selected by their peers for the quality of their merchandise, their expertise, and integrity. The green plaque with the AC logo is the trademark of Antiques Council membership. When displayed in a shop window or in a booth at an antique show, it is a sign of both authenticity and quality, from an expert with whom you can feel confident when you acquire something for your home or your collection.
  •             Since its inception in 1990, this leading not-for-profit association has worked to:

                Set the highest possible standards for member conduct.

                Educate the public about the field of antiques, their acquisition and collecting Provide antique show management services to other not-for-profits and charities in order to produce fine antique shows.

    • Antique Dealers' Association of America - Membership is composed of professional antiques dealers who are dedicated to integrity, honesty and ethical conduct in the antiques trade. To be accepted, dealers must have a minimum of four years experience in the trade, be recommended by a committee of peers and must sign a certification agreeing to abide by the bylaws of ADA
    • The National Antique & Art Dealers Association of America - The National Antique & Art Dealers Association of America (NAADAA) is a non-profit trade organization of the United States’ leading dealers. Our members are mutually pledged to safeguard the interests of those who buy, sell or collect antiques and works of art, achieved through just, honorable and ethical trade practices.
    • The National Antique Doll Dealers Association - The National Antique Doll Dealers Association, Inc., a non-profit organization, was founded in 1986. The primary purpose of NADDA is to assure the collecting public that members subscribe to a code of ethics in the conduct of business.The membership also proposes to actively work to support educational and informative programs on a local and national basis.

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Fabric & Fashion

  • Dolls Clothes - See entries under Toys.
  • International Opthalmic Antiques Collectors Club - The Ophthalmic Antiques International Collectors' Club is a non-profit-making organisation whose purpose is to:Promote international cultural and social contact between members and with other organisations,Establish expertise in the field of ophthalmic antiques,Assist and encourage new collectors andProvide an infra-structure for the dissemination of knowledge.
  • National Button SocietyRight from its beginning the National Button Society has emphasized the preservation and study of clothing buttons. The National Button Society now has more than 3,000 members on four continents, with 39 of the 50 states represented by state and local button clubs.
  • Ocular Heritage SocietyThe Ocular Heritage Society  was founded in 1984 by Audrey Davis at the Smithsonian Institute. The Society is a friendly rather than competitive group composed of members who appreciate, conserve and collect items relating to the ophthalmic sciences. Many are accomplished historians specializing in such topics as spectacles, quackery, instrumentation and the personalities of the ophthalmic sciences.   
  • Pressing Iron and Trivet Collectors of America - Twenty-four families at Owatonna, Minnesota originally founded this group in 1984 as the Midwest Sad Iron Collectors Club. Over the years our group grew in both size and scope. In 2008 we voted to update our name to PITCA, reflecting the diversity of our membership. Today we have members from the United States plus Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Romania, Spain and Switzerland.
  • Vintage Clothing Groups - A listing of international groups devoted to the study and collection of vintage clothing.
  • Vintage Fashion Guild - This group provides a focused strategy can help you make the difficult acquisition decisions, and a clearly realized vision makes a collection ever so much more interesting.

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Pin Ball, Slot Machine & Other Coin Operated Collectibles

  • Antique Coin Machine Collector's Association - A good place to start if you have an interest in coin machines, but of little value unless you are a member.
  • Coin Operated Collector's Association - The official website of The Coin Operated Collectors Association & home to all things coin operated
  • Music Box Associations Directory - Twenty-six different associations, museums and collections featuring mechanical musical instruments.
  • Pinball Owners - 12,540 members and losds of information.
  • The Pinball Collectors RegisterThis register is a list of pinball collectors who desire to be involved in helping others in their local areas buy, sell, trade, repair, and find parts for their pinball machines. If you need to find someone in your local area that can help you this is the place to look. The register today lists 6346 collectors from 56 countries 

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Furniture

  • The Furniture History Society - The Furniture History Society (FHS) was founded to study furniture of all periods, places and kinds, to increase knowledge and appreciation of it, and to assist in the preservation of furniture and its records.

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Glass

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  • Antique Poison Bottle Collectors Association - An affiliated club with The Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors
  • South Florida Depression Glass Collectors ClubThe South Florida Depression Glass Club’s purpose is to promote an awareness and appreciation of American depression era glassware and to promote glass collecting as a hobby. The club was founded in the 1970’s and meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM at the 600 NE 21st Court in Wilton Manors (The Women's Club Building). Meetings include a business section, “show and tell,” glass identification, a program presented by a member or guest speaker, and refreshments. The meetings are a fun gathering of both novice and advanced collectors and anyone interested in American glassware, dinnerware, and pottery.
  • Early American Pattern Glass Society -  Foster and encourage the collection, appreciation, study, preservation, and documentation of early American pattern glassware, and its place in American life, past and present.
  • The Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors - On October 15, 1959, Mr. and Mrs. John C. Tibbits (wife Edith) called the first meeting of what became The Antique Bottle Collectors Club of California at their home in Sacramento, California. Tibbits was elected the first president. It was believed to be the first such club. This attracted the attention of antique bottle clubs across the country and many joined what eventually evolved into the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors (FOHBC).
  • Fenton Art Glass (Collector Clubs) - A compendium of four regional Fenton Glass clubs in the U.S.
  • Fostoria Glass Society of America - The Fostoria Glass Society of America, Inc. is a nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation formed to acquire and disseminate detailed knowledge concerning Fostoria Glass, and to establish and maintain a museum for housing and displaying Fostoria glass.
  • International Perfume Bottle Association - The IPBA is the largest organization worldwide of people who collect and deal in the incredible variety of beautiful containers of perfume: commercials, atomizers, art glass, Czechs, miniatures, Victorian, novelties, and many others.
  • National Association of Milk Bottle Collectors - (NAMBC) provides research, educational opportunitiesand information about milk bottles, milk bottle collecting and dairy memorabilia to its members, museums and the general public. Boasts over 600 members.
  • National Depression Glass Association - Founded in 1974, The NDGA promotes the preservation of all American-made glassware, and the history of the companies who manufactured it, with emphasis on that manufactured in the three decades centered on the �Great Depression
  • The National Toothpick Holder Collectors' Society includes over 400 members from all across the United States and Canada
  • The Paperweight Collectors Association, Inc. - Founded in 1953, the purpose of PCA is to foster and expand the knowledge base relating to glass paperweights.

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Historical & Political Artifacts

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  • American Political Items Collectors - If you have an interest in history, campaign artifacts and memorabilia, the APIC is a fantastic organization for you to join.  There are thousands of collectors that can help you with your collecting interests.  This organization has been in existence since 1945 producing professional publications with regional and national shows where you can meet other collectors and find all types of items for your collection

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Jewelry

  • Costume Jewelry Collectors International - We’ve created a spot where you can explore jewelry-related features, learn about yearly CJCI events, and access resources to help you connect with other collectors. There is currently no fee to belong, but activity seems to be somewhat limited. A 2020 convention is planned for Rhode Island if there are enough pre-registrations. Between now and June 30, 2019, spread the word to all your jewelry-loving friends. Tell them if we get at least 50 people to place a $100 deposit toward a convention in Rhode Island to be held next year, we can move forward with planning the event.
  • Visit CJCI's Facebook page. Over 3,600 followers.
  • American Society of Jewelry Historians - On behalf of the ASJH Board of Directors, please allow me to welcome you to our newly launched website. For the past 30 years, we have shared our passion for jewelry history with you through varied means. ASJH membership offers attendance to our famous lecture series, from information on precious stones, stories of famous and infamous jewelry collectors, the manufacturing and marketing of jewelry, famed jewelry houses that have grown and thrived over decades, to general jewelry history in all its fascinating and varied forms.
  • Vintage and Antique Costume Jewelry General Education - Although not a club, this site offers a wealth of reference links and articles of interest to collectors.

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Kitchen & Home

  • The International Guild of Lamp Researchers - Not currently very active, but a very good list of publications.
  • The Antique Stove Association - Established in 1984, the purpose of the Antique Stove Association is to provide information about all aspects of Antique Stoves and related items including: their uses, history, manufacturer, repair and value; and to promote fellowship among interested persons of the same
  • Cookie Cutter Collectors ClubThe purpose of the Cookie Cutter Collectors Club is to share information with others who are also interested in cookie cutters and related items. We research, record and share data with each other regarding the history of cookie cutters.
  • The Ice Screamers- Members of the Ice Screamers enjoy researching ice cream history, and collecting ice cream parlor and soda fountain memorabilia. The variety of collectibles is amazing: from scoops to freezers, glassware to moulds, ice cream cartons to penny licks, and much more. In fact, collectors tell us that any item with an ice cream or soda fountain - related theme is collectible!
  • International Sewing Machine Collectors Society - ISMACS was formed in 1985 by a small group of English sewing machine collectors. Since then it has grown into a strong international group with members in every continent and branches in America and Australia. ISMACS is recognized as the leading authority on early sewing machine history and is regularly consulted by the media, museums and other institutions. The Society maintains the world's finest archive with copies of manuals, early advertisements, patents etc. All are available to members. A regular, professionally-produced magazine is issued to members containing a wealth of research findings, social reports, details (with prices) from auction sales throughout the world, hints and tips on restoration and news from members. Features include pages on toys, Singer Featherweights and detailed histories of pioneering companies.
  • National Button Society - Includes links to all state chapters and local shows.
  • The National Toothpick Holder Collectors' Society includes over 400 members from all across the United States and Canada
  • Pressing Iron and Trivet Collectors of America - Twenty-four families at Owatonna, Minnesota originally founded this group in 1984 as the Midwest Sad Iron Collectors Club. Over the years our group grew in both size and scope. In 2008 we voted to update our name to PITCA, reflecting the diversity of our membership. Today we have members from the United States plus Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Romania, Spain and Switzerland.

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Metals

  • Antique Metalware Society - A serious group interested in researching the base metal products manufactured throughout history. Most features are available only to members.
  • Old Copper - After a lifetime of working with industrial copper and copper alloys, Vin Callcut is now working on  domestic copper and brass.  He is covering items made mostly during the period 1851-1951.   This follows the period covered by most of the books on antiques that range up to about 1850.   After this date there was an increasing emphasis on quantity production of good designs. This website shows some of the work done over 375 pages and asks for helpful comments from those with useful knowledge.
  • Pewter Society - The Pewter Society was founded in 1918 as the Society of Pewter Collectors and is the second oldest society devoted to collecting specialised antiques. You must be a member to access the database.                                                                                                                                                     Database statistics September 2018
    1. Number of pewterers 19,422
    2. Number of touches/labels 5,948
    3. Number of touches/labels described 5,740
    4. Number of hallmarks 1,389
    5. Number of hallmarks described 1,320
    6. Number of sources 46,790
    7. Number of mark sources 6,356
    8. Pewterers with all records added 19,086
    9. Completed records checked 4,314
  • The Silver Society - Members of The Silver Society are collectors, authors, museum staff, researchers, dealers, auctioneers, working silversmiths and other interested individuals. Membership is international with more than a third living outside the United Kingdom. We publish Silver Studies annually, to which it is possible to subscribe without being a member of the Society.

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Military & Sporting

  • Antique Reloading Tool Collector's Association - Interest in old reloading tools has increased in recent years partly because a number of articles and texts have been published highlighting the significance and awareness of them.
  • Arms and Armour Society [UK]- The Arms and Armour Society is one of the leading groups in the world for those concerned with the study, collection and preservation of arms and armour. Formed in 1950 by a small group of dedicated enthusiasts to further the study of arms and armour, it brings together scholars, collectors, professional experts and all who share this common interest
  • Browning Collectors Association - The association became a portal through which Browning firearm collectors could exchange information, historical facts and provide a marketplace for rare firearms, parts, accessories and much more.
  • Colt Collectors Association, Inc. - The Colt Collectors Association (CCA) is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1980, is affiliated with the National Rifle Association and was a major donor to the NRA National Firearms Museum. From its initial membership of 42, the Colt Collectors has grown to a 2600+ member international organization.
  • The Japanese Sword Society of the United States (JSSUS) is a charitable and educational organization for the appreciation and advanced study of the Japanese art sword and related fields of interest. Communication within our society is maintained chiefly through correspondence. The JSSUS organization publishes a bimonthly newsletter. This usually consists of about 40 pages of sword study material: pictures and rubbings of specific blades and sword fittings, book reviews, news of sword shows and exhibitions and anything else which might be of interest to our members. Other benefits of membership include: a lending library for sword-related videos; a buy and sell column in the Newsletter; and the opportunity to associate and communicate with many collectors of Japanese swords from around the world.
  • Marlin Firearms Collectors Association -  Founded to promote friendship and camaraderie amongst those interested in the collecting and study of Marlin-made firearms.

  • Midwest Decoy Collectors Association - (MDCA) was started in 1966 by a small group of dedicated decoy collectors as a gathering in Ottawa, Illinois to reconnect, share stories and trade decoys. Since then, the Club has grown to over 1000 enthusiasts from all walks of life.
  • The National Fishing Lure Collector's Club - The National Fishing Lure Collectors Club (NFLCC) is a non-profit, educational, international organization founded in 1976. The primary objectives of the NFLCC are to foster an awareness of fishing tackle collecting as a hobby and to assist members in the location, identification, and trading of vintage fishing-related equipment.
  • The Parker Gun Collectors Association - Established in 1993, The PGCA is dedicated to the study of the history of the Charles Parker Company and especially of the guns made by the company, and of historic individuals who may have owned or used them. We support exchange of information among students of the Parker Gun, and organize meetings and lectures where this information can be exchanged.
  • Sharps Collector Association - The Sharps Collector Association was formed in 1993 to study the firearms of Christian Sharps and the Sharps Companies.
  • The Winchester Arms Collectors Association - (WACA) with a worldwide membership of over 2,000 individuals. WACA was organized in July 1977, incorporated February 21, 1978 in the State of Montana and has been NRA affiliated (#G8143) since 1978.

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Oriental

  • International Nippon Collectors Club - The International Nippon Collectors Club (INCC) was founded in 1982 by a group of Nippon enthusiasts with a vision to form an organization through which fellow collectors with a common interest in Nippon could exchange knowledge and share friendship. Little did they know that this once small group would expand to a membership representing virtually every state as well as Canada and Japan

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Pottery & Porcelain

  • Flow Blue International Collectors' Club - We are a group of nearly eight hundred of the world’s friendliest folks, including over seventy generous dealers, bound together by our love, and occasional lust, for flow blue and mulberry china.
  • International Nippon Collectors Club - The International Nippon Collectors Club (INCC) was founded in 1982 by a group of Nippon enthusiasts with a vision to form an organization through which fellow collectors with a common interest in Nippon could exchange knowledge and share friendship. Little did they know that this once small group would expand to a membership representing virtually every state as well as Canada and Japan

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Tools & Trades

  • Early American Industry Association - Celebrating Trades, Crafts, and Tools in American History and Their Impact on Our Lives
  • Mid-West Tool Collectors Association - Mid-West Tool Collectors is the World's Largest Tool Collecting Organization. We are a non-profit organization devoted to Studying, Preserving, and Sharing Knowledge of Tools. We have a membership that totals approximately 3,500 and reside in all 50 states, Canada, Australia, and the European Union
  • The Oughtred Society (Slide rule collecting) - Society goals include the dissemination and sharing of information on slide rules and other mathematical instruments and encouragement for collectors. We are affiliated with organizations in the United Kingdom, Germany, The Netherlands and Italy. Our activities are carried out by members who volunteer to do various tasks and projects. Membership is open to anyone.
  • Potomac Antique Tools and Industries Association - With over 250 members, the Potomac Antique Tools and Industries Association, Inc. (PATINA) is an educational, tax-exempt organization for people who have an interest in the tools, crafts or manufacturing processes of the past.
  • Pressing Iron and Trivet Collectors of America - Twenty-four families at Owatonna, Minnesota originally founded this group in 1984 as the Midwest Sad Iron Collectors Club. Over the years our group grew in both size and scope. In 2008 we voted to update our name to PITCA, reflecting the diversity of our membership. Today we have members from the United States plus Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Romania, Spain and Switzerland.
  • Tool Group of Canada - is a group of people who are interested in collecting and studying antique tools. Our members, both male and female, collect a wide variety of tools including wood planes, blacksmith, electrical, carpentry, plumbing, auto, kitchen  tools ... and corkscrews!. We have members across Canada and the U.S.A

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Toys

Dolls

  • The National Antique Doll Dealers Association - The National Antique Doll Dealers Association, Inc., a non-profit organization, was founded in 1986. The primary purpose of NADDA is to assure the collecting public that members subscribe to a code of ethics in the conduct of business.The membership also proposes to actively work to support educational and informative programs on a local and national basis.
  • National Black Doll Museum of History & Culture - The museum examines the power of play and the significant role black dolls played in the movement of self pride.  
  • National Doll Club We are a New York City based non-profit doll club organized expressly for charitable and educational purposes related to doll collecting.

  • Antique Toy Collectors of America - This site is dedicated to the history, beauty, and preservation of the toys of yesteryear. The Antique Toy Collectors of America, Inc. invites you to learn more about our mission, our members, and, of course, antique toys. 
  • Train Collectors Association - We focus on toy trains -- the hobby of collecting and operating them, the fun of members buying, selling and discussing them, the study of their characteristics, and the history of their production.
  • Toyzine: Toy Collector's On Line Magazine - Founded: February 1996. Mission: To provide excellence of service in the worldwide spheres of toy collecting, information and retailing.                Prior to Toyzine's emergence as a website, it had a fruitful existence as a popular quarterly Toy Magazine. The name 'Toyzine' evolved from the original publication title 'TOY Magazine', an abbreviation more suited to the needs of the online medium.Toyzine.com is a global site that provides service to the global toy collecting community.

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Vehicles & Transportation

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Vintage & Contemporary

  • Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass The Alliance informs collectors, critics and curators by encouraging and supporting museum exhibitions, university glass departments and specialized teaching programs, regional collector groups, visits to private collections, and public seminars.
  • Vintage Christmas Collectors Club - While we welcome everyone to browse our site and see what our collectors have to offer, if you really want to be a part of the “Glow” then you should consider becoming a member.As a vintage Christmas collectors’ club, the Golden Glow of Christmas Past has something for every level of collector. By joining the Glow on an annual basis, you will receive a subscription to THE GLOW, our vintage Christmas collecting magazine, which is mailed in February, April, June, August, October and December.

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Miscellaneous

  • The Antique Telephone Collectors Association - The Antique Telephone Collectors Association, or ATCA, is the largest telephone collectors organization in the world. Chartered in 1971 as a non-profit corporation by the state of Kansas, its over 1000 active members are located throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia. 
  • Antique Fan Collectors Association - Composed of electric fan collectors from all over.
  • Blow Torch Collectors Association - The Blow Torch Collectors Association (BTCA) was organized in early 1995 with the goals of preserving the history of blow torches, primarily from North America, promoting collecting knowledge, and introducing collectors to one another.
  • Brewery Collectibles Club of America - In April 1970, the organization now known as the Brewery Collectibles Club of America was born. Back then though, it was called the Beer Can Collectors of America. The club now boasts more than 3,500 active members from all 50 states and 27 foreign countries.
  • International Perfume Bottle Association - The IPBA is the largest organization worldwide of people who collect and deal in the incredible variety of beautiful containers of perfume: commercials, atomizers, art glass, Czechs, miniatures, Victorian, novelties, and many others.
  • International Sewing Machine Collectors Society - ISMACS was formed in 1985 by a small group of English sewing machine collectors. Since then it has grown into a strong international group with members in every continent and branches in America and Australia. ISMACS is recognized as the leading authority on early sewing machine history and is regularly consulted by the media, museums and other institutions. The Society maintains the world's finest archive with copies of manuals, early advertisements, patents etc. All are available to members. A regular, professionally-produced magazine is issued to members containing a wealth of research findings, social reports, details (with prices) from auction sales throughout the world, hints and tips on restoration and news from members. Features include pages on toys, Singer Featherweights and detailed histories of pioneering companies.
  • Masonic Collector's Club - All things Masonic.
  • National Button Society - Includes links to all state chapters and local shows.
  • The National Fishing Lure Collector's Club - The National Fishing Lure Collectors Club (NFLCC) is a non-profit, educational, international organization founded in 1976. The primary objectives of the NFLCC are to foster an awareness of fishing tackle collecting as a hobby and to assist members in the location, identification, and trading of vintage fishing-related equipment.
  • The National International Harvester Collectors - The National International Harvester Collectors Club provides a worldwide collector's network for the preservation of history, products, literature and memorabilia of the International Harvester Company.
  • Tube Collectors Association -  is established to support and encourage the collection of electron tubes of all types and historical periods
  • The Antique Wireless Association - We collect information regarding the collection, research, restoration, and preservation of objects of historical significance to the technology of communications and entertainment.
  • Vintage Christmas Collectors Club - While we welcome everyone to browse our site and see what our collectors have to offer, if you really want to be a part of the “Glow” then you should consider becoming a member.As a vintage Christmas collectors’ club, the Golden Glow of Christmas Past has something for every level of collector. By joining the Glow on an annual basis, you will receive a subscription to THE GLOW, our vintage Christmas collecting magazine, which is mailed in February, April, June, August, October and December.

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Blogs and Forums for Collectors and Dealers

  • I Antique Online - A massive site consisting of numerous specialized discussion groups
  • Antiquers.com -A very active site. Antiques articles and information; Pictures of antiques (lots of them!) Discussions and debates. Links to 13 different forums.
  • Antique Trader Blog - Loads of useful and interesting information.
  • American Political Items Collectors - List of discussion groups.
  • Collectors Universe Message Boards - Links to forums on coins, currency, stamps, autographs and trading cards. A wealth of references.
  • Fairy Lamp Forum - Loads of solid information. You need to sign up to have access to their recent posts and gallery.
  • Antique Fan Collectors Association Forums - Covers electric fans pre 1950 and post 1950. The Association considers fans pre 1950 to be antique.
  • Hagerty - (Car Collecting) We were a family of vintage boaters, classic car drivers and teenage restorers, and we wanted to make things easier for people like us, starting with the revolutionary insurance product we launched in 1984.Today we are a company of automotive enthusiasts and experts, with offices in the US, the UK and Canada, and while we’re the global leader in collector car insurance, we’ve moved beyond insurance to offer so much more.
  • Houzz.com. A general forum on antiques & collectibles. Not organized by category.
  • JustAnswer antique appraisal site.
  • Pinball ForumThe best web destination for all things pinball! A very active site.
  • SG/MY Advertising Collectors Forum - This site is an open forum for collectors and/or traders to post their wares either for sale or knowledge sharing/discussion and ultimately creating a depository for consolidating all known local advertising signage, memorabilia, figurines etc.
  • TreasureNet.com - A collection of sub-forums covering stamp collecting, paper currency, and general antiques and collectibles.
  • Forum: Vintage Collecting (1977 - 1985) - Several discussion groups covering Star Wars toys, fakes, other collectibles and values. All are concerned with the specific time period.
  • Vintage Computer Forum - This is a discussion forum about vintage computer collecting, use, restoration and display.
  • Watch Collector Forums - Active forum for all watch collectors 

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