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Genres of Antique Advertising

There are many genres of collectibles in the antique advertising field. Listed below are many of the popular genres collectors are engaged in, there are of course others that are not included and if you’d like to help add more categories feel free to contact us. Each category below explains a little about what types of items are typically found and what is and isn’t included in the category.

Barbershop

Items related to shaving, hair cutting, and barbershops or salons.

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  • Pendulum Clock Damaskeene
  • Gillette Tin Flange Sign
  • Marlin Razor Blades Display
  • Gillette Razor Display
  • Blue Gillette Blades Thermometer
  • Gillette Porcelain Flange Sign

Black Americana

Items related to advertising with stereotypical African American characters. This category has items that sometimes depict racist or negative stereotypes of African Americans.

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  • Sealy Picture and Displays
  • Segregation Era Restroom Signs
  • Paul Jones and Co Framed Ad

Breweriana

Items related to Beer, Wine, or Liquor. These could be anything from signs, beer bottles, cans, or brewing equipment.

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  • Pabst Blue Ribbon Sign
  • A-1 Beer Framed Print
  • A-1 Beer Framed Print
  • Steinerbru Ale Beer Neon Sign
  • Pabst Blue Ribbon Lighted Canopy

Building

Advertising or items related to paint, insulation, or other building products.

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  • Dutch Boy Paint Die-Cut
  • Dutch Boy Paints Sign
  • Hardware Store Mileage Sign
  • Lincoln Paints Porcelain Flange Sign
  • Federal Yacht Paint Sign
  • Dutch Boy Southern Brand Paint Sign

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Cleaning

This category has items related to soap, cleansers, brushes, and other cleaning products and advertising.

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  • Babbitt's Cleanser Pot and Pan Scraper
  • Blu-J Broom Display
  • Fairmont Creamery Pot and Pan Scraper
  • Gold Dust Washing Powder Box
  • Jap Rose Soap Door Push
  • Soap Brand Hanging Signs

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Clothing

Items related to advertising clothing brands, articles of clothing, or components (like buttons, elastic, or thread).

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  • Peter's Shoe Store Display
  • Headlights Overalls Sign
  • Sewing Supplies Drawer
  • Mother Goose Shoes Boxes
  • Rusco Elastic Display
  • Neon Parrot Shoes Sign

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Drug Store

Items related to Pharmacies, not just the medication aspect but other health and hygienic items one might find in a drug store (items you might still find at CVS, even).

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  • Vicks Door Push
  • Ex-Lax Thermometer
  • Vaseline Display Case
  • Luden's Cough Drop Sign
  • Vicks Door Push
  • Vicks Door Push

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Farming

This category has items related to farming, animal husbandry, or agriculture.

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  • John Deere Farm Implements Sign
  • Greenwood Seed Corn Sign
  • Sunkist Fruits and Vegetables Sign
  • Kow Kare Sign
  • Empire Milker Farm Sign
  • Model Dairy Barn Sign

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Food

Items related to food products, grocery stores, and beverages (non-alcoholic)

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  • Clear Glass Planter
  • Standby Tomato Juice Sign
  • Fishers Sandwiches Satisfy Sign
  • Regal Flour Thermometer
  • Morton Salt Thermometer
  • Glass Planters Peanut Jar

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Holidays

Items related to Holidays, primarily Christmas but also others.

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    Manufacturers

    Items and Advertising products for manufacturing companies, many of these items are samples, but some advertise heavy equipment and appliances as well.

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    • Staedtler Mars Thermometer
    • The Kodak Camera Single-Sided Porcelain Sign
    • Caterpillar Lighted Clock
    • Eveready Single-Sided Porcelain Sign
    • Bond and Olin Flashlights and Display
    • Stephen's Inks Thermometer

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    Misc Advertising

    Items and Advertising that never found a home anywhere else, this is always a fun category to browse.

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    • Ken-L Biskit Sign
    • Rarin' To Go Frontier Sign
    • Vintage Cash Register
    • Health Regulations Single-Sided Porcelain Sign
    • Ladies & Restroom Single-Sided Porcelain Signs
    • Red Rose Door Push

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    Outdoorsman

    Items and Advertising for Hunting, Fishing, Camping and other outdoor / wilderness activities.

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    • Winchester Shell Thermometer
    • Skagg Co Framed Print
    • Western Ammunition Moose Poster
    • Winchester Shotgun Shell Thermometer
    • Winchester Thermometer
    • Remington Framed Sign

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    Soda Fountain

    This category is mainly Coca-Cola, but also other soda brands and soda fountain items.

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    • Ice Cold Coca Cola Cup Sign
    • They All Want Coca-Cola Sign
    • Royal Crown Cola Sign
    • Dual Fountain Coca-Cola Soda Dispenser
    • Coca-Cola Cash Register Sign
    • Coca-Cola Classic Drink Sign

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    Sports

    Items related to sports, most of these are baseball items, but there are other sports as well that can be found.

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      Sweets

      Items from Candies, Gums, Ice Creams and other sweet treats.

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      • Wrigley's Gum Sign
      • Tootsie Roll Candy Sign
      • Wrigley's Chewing Gum Sign
      • Lilly Ice Cream Advertisement
      • Dazey Ice Cream Straw Holder
      • Schrafft's Chocolates Sign

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      Telephony

      Items related to Telephones, Telegraphs, and Radios. It encompasses ways to communicate over long distances.

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      • Fada Radio Single-Sided Porcelain Sign
      • RCA TV-Radio Plastic Lighted Sign
      • Western Union Porcelain Flange Sign

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      Tobacciana

      Items related to tobacco, cigarettes, pipes and the advertising and tins from them.

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      • Helmar Cigarettes Porcelain Die-Cut Flange Sign
      • Safety First Red Man Door Push
      • Mail Pouch Tobacco Thermometer
      • Peg Top Cigar Single-Sided Porcelain Sign
      • Cigars Stained Glass Trade Sign
      • Honest Scrap Single-Sided Porcelain Sign

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      Transportation

      This category includes Petroliana, Automobiliana, Boating, Airplanes and even Bicycles. If you’re looking for oil & gas, or car brand signs this is the place.

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      • Mobiloil Embossed Pegasus Sign
      • Devoe Motor Car Finish Counter-Top Display
      • Shell Opc Milkglass Globe
      • Willys Knight Double-Sided Porcelain Diecut Sign
      • Wagner Brake Service Single-Sided Sign
      • Six Motor Oil Round Metal Can

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      Western

      Items related to Western themes – Cowboys and Indians and the early west as well as Hollywood style portrayals.

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