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Route 66 Collector and Archivist Club


Route 66 Collector and Archivist Club

People whom have an interest in Route 66 and collect items related to its past, present, and future. Please share with us your pieces of history for all to learn, enjoy, and promote.

Location: World Wide Web & 2448 miles via 8 states
Members: 26
Latest Activity: May 4, 2013

Discussion Forum

Disney/Pixar Cars diecast vehicles collectibles 11 Replies

Started by Josh Friedrich. Last reply by Chris J. Tomkus Oct 3, 2010.

Change the name of this group. 25 Replies

Started by James M Conkle. Last reply by Ken 'the landrunner' Turmel Aug 2, 2010.

Attention Traders and swappers 8 Replies

Started by Josh Friedrich. Last reply by Josh Friedrich Jul 19, 2008.

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Comment by Ken 'the landrunner' Turmel on May 4, 2013 at 11:47am

Sounds great, J&K! Will be looking forward to meeting ya'll in Joplin. You'll most likely find me in the Authors & Artists booths area which I believe will be set up indoors in Christman's. In the meantime, I'd like to invite you to join us at our Route 66 fan page at:
Feel free to share your captioned photo scans anytime at the fan page. Folks always enjoy great photo shots of our cherished Mother Road. Thanks in advance.

Well,... gotta get ready to head out and meet up with a Route 66 Motorcycle Tour group from the Czech Republic. Ya'll take care and have a great weekend!

God Bless and Happy Trails. 



Comment by Joe and Kyra Elliott on May 4, 2013 at 11:20am

Thanks, guys.  You make us feel real welcome.

Mike - Sorry to hear that there's some unpleasantness w/ the festival. Is the Alliance "the organizers", or is it the city officials?  I only ask in case there's any grassroots politicking that could smooth the way.  Anyhow, I look forward to seeing some of your collection;  if not in Joplin, then on down the road.  And thanks for the Facebook cite;  Kyra's the family Facebooker, so she'll check it out.

James -- We don't have a web-site (that stuff is way over Joe's head, and Kyra's too busy) but I'm gonna try to upload some scans onto this site... Also, I'm compiling all my electronic files onto one data-stick, to bring to Joplin, so we can display 'em on our laptop, and share copies if anyone would like.

Ken -- Ride Easy!  We'll be looking  for you in Joplin.

Comment by Michael L. Ward on May 2, 2013 at 11:41am
It's nice to see that others have similar Route 66 collecting interests.  There are 4-5 Route 66 collectors who have been bringing things to display at the last 11 festivals.  I bring my Route 66 postcard collection, a very small percentage of my road map collection (I usually tailor what I bring based on the location of the festival) and a small collection of Route 66 matchcovers.  The collectors may not be displaying this year due to some problems with the festival organizers but we will still be there as tourists, just not as participants.
I've been collecting roadmaps since the early 1950s and currently have 6000+, some going back more than 100 years.
I didn't realize how many Route 66 books I had until a few years ago when I put them into a database.  I found I had more than 120, some in languages that I neither read nor understand.
If you are Facebook members that are lots of Route 66-related Facebook pages but one in particular that I believe you would like is  It's more focused on the discovery and investigation of old Route 66 alignments all along the highway.  If you have a chance give it a look.
Comment by James M Conkle on May 2, 2013 at 10:12am

Joe & Kyra, sounds like the two of you have become real 'roadies'. Do you have a web site to showcase your collection?

Comment by Ken 'the landrunner' Turmel on May 2, 2013 at 6:56am

Welcome aboard, Joe and Kyra! We look forward to seeing you at the Route 66 Festival in Joplin! Viva Route 66!

Comment by Joe and Kyra Elliott on May 2, 2013 at 12:43am

Oh... here's the comment wall... uh (duh) I guess this is the place I should have posted my greetings,  which I instead just mailed to everybody in the group.

Sorry 'bout that, but we are happy to meet y'all.

Joe and Kyra Elliott, Galveston, TX

Comment by Jean-Paul Ghiringhelli on January 7, 2011 at 12:04pm
Hello, I'm new here. Since my travel on the 66 in 2009, I'm a collector of items from the Mother Road. I particulary appreciate tin signs and all these kinds of kitchenware. I'm looking for Sakura dinerware. I'm unfamiliar to this site and I don't know if I can post pics here ... My wife collects thimbles. Those from the Route66 and those from the cities and states crossed.
Comment by Chris J. Tomkus on July 28, 2010 at 4:03pm
A friend of mine sent me a second set of Route 66 Quarters. They are for sale at the $10.00 price. Thanks. Chris
Comment by Chris J. Tomkus on July 26, 2010 at 3:11pm
Hi. I just recieved my Route 66 elongated quarters. What a great set. There are 8 different ECs. One for each state with the miles that are in the state on it. They are rolled on the state's quarter. Mine were died green so you could make out the state. The cost was $10.00 shipping included. They are from Tyler Tyson at Even if you do not collect ECs , they are a great souvenir of the Mother Road. Chris
Comment by Josh Friedrich on April 14, 2010 at 9:23pm
The Official Bob Waldmire website now has a Store to purchase his artwork.

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