site continues to grow and change each week. My
goal was to create a site that provided a working catalog of my collection.
The site allows me to organize my collection with cross references to the items I have collected.
site is my collection. It contains more than 4000
items that I have in my private collection that I have
accumulated over the many years. I do not sell
these items, though I am always looking for good items
to add to my collection.
is a very big site. I have lost track of how many
pages. The parts of my collection that I find
most interesting are the collections of personal correspondence
from a single sailor located under "mail
call" and the two collections of real photo
postcards of Brown
& Schaffer and M.
R. Battey. Of course the port-by-port comemorative
cards are great and the series cards issues to commemorate
their trip are very nice also.
have also developed an affinity for the USS
Nebraska (BB-14) while living in Seattle. To
this end I am always added to my collection of this
ship for the "home town" aspect of the ship
as a member of the cruise.
I make a website for my collection?
I have become much more connected to my collection.
Viewing my collection online is better than viewing
my collection in my photo albums. Besides, I am
now able to share it with everyone, anywhere!
difficult is it to create a website?
though it does take some time an effort. I have
used NAMO Web Editor 5.5. It is an easy, Windows
based software that has templates to build a site to
your taste. I started with limited knowledge of
website and worked on my own to create this site.
have I learned to pass on to other people building a
site for their collection?
your site flexible and easy to change and add too. If
you build pages that are "finished" with the
first group of items you place on it, you will probably
find yourself having to do the whole thing over when
you want to add to the page. This was my biggest
mistake when I first started my site. I am still
changing many of my pages to a revised format that will
allow additions to the site.
this end, I am always interested in hearing from people
about their collections and shared interest in the Great