The Indiana Jones world map

It exists! And it includes all the places where the famous archaeologist made his discoveries.

Mat Busch, the creator of this map and obviously a big fan of Indiana Jones, in 2011 made a wide research in order to prepare this map as a tribute for the 30th anniversary of the first film of the series. As Mr. Busch says:

There are 36 different archeological artifacts displayed, each illustrated where Indy discovered it, and numbered chronologically. 3 Legend sections list info on the artifacts, including name, city and country, year, title of the story the artifact was discovered in, followed by symbols.

And here’s the map:

Quite impressive, isn’t it?

I find this map appealing because it makes me go back to all the movies of Mr. Jones and in a way I see them again, right before my eyes.

Now this is a paper item I would love to see on eCharta. It has the perfect profile and I know at least a bunch of people who would care to buy it.

Porcupine

Quartettes

Believe it or not there was a time when kids used to grow up without the Internet. Mind you these kids did have some wonderful games to play. How about quartettes?

Quartettes is a card game. Each pack usually contains 32 cards and is played with 2 players or more. A pack includes items of the same type e.g. cars, boats, airplanes. Every one of them has its own photo and its technical characteristics as you can see from the image above. The winner should gather four items, a quartette. The more the quartettes the better.

But there is also a much better variation of the game:

One of the players started to pick out a technical detail of the list. The best car win the other cards. Winner of the game is who has collected all the cards.

I remember me and my friends playing this card game for hours. We were pretty obsessed with it to tell you the truth. Unfortunately I have lost my packs.

So, I’d love to see on eCharta one of the quartettes I used to play when I was a kid. I’m going to buy it that very moment.

How paper can be a badge of honor

The modern era thanks to the technology has a million ways to retain memories. Digital photoalbums are one example. Personal diaries as applications are another. Sure, I like them but at times they seem too artificial to me.

There’s a concept I’ve seen in movies and I find it extremely powerful as a memory retainer and elegant too. I bet you have seen it as well. Do you remember these suitcases covered with stickers? Aren’t they fantastic?

A suitcase covered with stickers

See what paper can do? A few tiny pieces of paper can act as personal narrator. They can bring back memories of journeys and each single combination of stickers is unique.

According to Scuidoo Luggage labels was created to identity passengers for traveling on trains or plains, it helped them determine where the bags was headed.
The stickers quickly became a hit and became badges of honor, to represent where they have traveled.

Paper as a badge of honor? Yes, sir!

Did you know that on eCharta you can sell and buy such labels? Is it too late to start your very own collection? I don’t think so.

Paper stories and Eric Castel

When I think back of my childhood I always tend to stick to certain moments. Most of them are connected with paper. Paper stories, if you like.

It’s all about Asterix and Lucky Luke and Tin Tin and numerous other comic books. The years have passed by but I keep reading them again and again. In fact I never considered comics as material for kids only. Furthermore, they are a good reason not to forget the childhood years. That’s where they’re getting precious.

By the moment I got connected to eCharta I keep thinking of how to get back the issues lost through the years. So here’s my greatest wish: to find and buy the Eric Castel series (more on the creator of Eric Castel, Raymond Redding). In English please.

One of the most known issues of the series

So I hope one day my wish will become true and there will be someone who wants to sell one or more issues of Eric Castel via eCharta. I’ll be a good buyer, I promise.