My vintage maps arrived today and it was better than any delivery of shoes

Posted: Apr 16, 2009
 
My vintage maps arrived today and it was better than any delivery of shoes
I bought these bad boys on ebay the other day for somewhere around $4.25. I was fiercely bidding against this other dude, and we were going up in 25-cent increments. Anyway, I won, and with shipping, the total came to just under ten bucks: that's ten bucks for 35 maps (the ebay listing said five---guess I got some freebies thrown in?) from 1957 through 1961. They're in really good shape and I have many DIY-related wedding projects I'm going to use them for, though a very small part of me is wincing at the thought of having to cut into them (they're so pretty!) Considering a sheet of map-printed paper is $3.85 at PaperSource and for ONE of these projects alone, we figured we'd need 12 of those sheets, I think I can safely sum up this purchase in just one word: SCORE.

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omg I am so jealous. I love vintage maps! Off to search ebay...

alrite!!! congratulations!!!

My 1943 Rand McNally world atlas that I'm going to use for the same type of thing arrived today! $2.25 + $3.50 in shipping = $5.75 for enough maps for all my wedding DIY projects. :)