Thursday, September 08, 2005

Old Road Maps


They used to be an almost universal item in any glove compartment box back before gps and the internet road maps have been around at least since the 1700's. They gained popularity in the 1920's as gas stations and state travel agencies used them as free give-aways. They have interest to several groups including people who collect petrolium related items, map collectors and those who are interested in the map's location. This allows for many different specialities for these collectors. Maps from service stations, locations from government agencies, from a time period like the 50's. The most in demand maps at least on eBay are those that are petrolium or government based and before 1940. Finding these in a garage sale or an auction lot could be a very good find.

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