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executive compass
executive compass
lodestone compass
lodestone compass
lewis-and-clark compass
Lewis and Clark compass
north-star compass
North Star compass
compass with sundial
compass with sundial
compass magnifier
compass magnifier
compasses

Moving in a Positive Direction and Collectible Compasses

If you ever wonder what direction you’re heading, do it with compass. The magnetic compass has been a part of the history of human civilization since the beginning of the second millennia. World exploration as we know it would not have been possible, were it not for the humble yet indispensable compass.

Hand crafted collectible compasses are useful and decorative; many of them are reproductions of historically significant eras and events. From the basic but elegant lodestone compass to the faithful reproduction of the utilitarian compass used by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark during their Corps of Discovery Expedition at the beginning of the 19th century, these delightful navigational tools will be an impressive addition to any collection of items of historical significance or exploration.

These tasteful and practical navigational pieces make great gifts as well. Give an artfully replicated Victorian Trails compass or North Star compass to your child when it’s time to go to college or when moving to a new place—so he or she can always find the way home. A friend or loved one who is getting a promotion would appreciate the significance of the Executive compass. Anyone who is celebrating a move in a positive direction would be thrilled to receive such a thoughtful gift. Weddings, new homes and other life-changing events are perfect opportunities to gift a beautiful, collectible compass.

These pieces of art are not only beautiful—they are very practical. The backpacker or hiker will love hand made walking stick with compass cleverly installed in the head. The World War II history buff would be delighted with the clever and utilitarian WWII compass, securely nestled in its protective case, for easy transport in a pocket or travel bag. The captain of a new yacht or cabin cruiser would appreciate the thoughtful gesture of receiving a gift of one of our gimbaled compasses, such as the lifeboat or King George compass.

Beautiful skillfully crafted reproduction compasses from Invitinghome.com collection would make wonderful additions to your decor—singly or in groups. As a desktop accessory, a single boxed compass serves not only as a conversation piece, but is an elegant tool when used as a paperweight. In bookcases, a grouping of collectible compasses displayed with other exploration or travel paraphernalia—a map, globe or pair of binoculars—might make you feel like an explorer yourself. So, no matter where you're going, you can get there in style with compass!

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North, south, east or west—you can get there from here with a compass. This simple navigational device has been a part of humankind's exploration of the world for nearly a thousand years. Prior to this development, ancient mariners used landmarks, astronomical knowledge and more than a little luck to reach their destination. Around the 12th century, a Chinese book makes the first known reference to the use of a compass....read more about collectible compasses >>

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