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

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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  • Segregation Era Restroom Signs
  • Sealy Picture and Displays
  • 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
  • Steinerbru Ale Beer Neon Sign
  • A-1 Beer Framed Print
  • 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
  • Lincoln Paints Porcelain Flange Sign
  • Federal Yacht Paint Sign
  • Dutch Boy Southern Brand Paint Sign
  • SWP Cover the Earth Die-Cut

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Cleaning

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

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  • Jap Rose Soap Door Push
  • Sunlight Soap Sign
  • White King Soap Signs
  • Gold Dust Framed Paper Poster
  • Blu-J Broom Display
  • Gold Dust Washing Powder Box

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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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  • Sewing Supplies Drawer
  • Wear-u-well Shoes Sign
  • Neon Red Goose Shoes Sign
  • The Friendly Five Store Sign
  • Department Store Red Goose Neon Sign
  • Fink's Overalls 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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  • Strange's A-1 Crystal Oil Sign
  • NR Laxative Sign
  • Vicks Remedy Thermometer
  • Vicks Door Push
  • Vicks Door Push
  • Ex-Lax Thermometer

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Farming

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

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  • Phillips 44 Insecticide Metal Can With Paper Label
  • John Deere Single-Sided Tin Embossed Self-Framed Sign
  • Kimball's Charollaise Cattle Sign
  • National Poultry Improvement Plan Sign
  • Funk's Dairy Butter Sign
  • Oliver Farm Implements Single-Sided Porcelain Sign

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Food

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

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  • Golden Sun Coffee Tin Scoop
  • Sunbeam Bread Sign
  • Planters Peanuts Glass Jar
  • Planters Peanut Jar
  • Campbell's Soup Display
  • Hexagonal Glass Planters 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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    • Fairbanks-Morse Windmills Sign
    • Eveready Single-Sided Porcelain Sign
    • Florida Power and Light Company Sign
    • Smith Miller Toy Truck
    • Metal Reddy Kilowatt Figurine
    • 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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    • Fleet Bros Department Store Sign
    • Columbia Records Tin Thermometer In Wood Frame
    • Ladies & Restroom Single-Sided Porcelain Signs
    • Gaines Dog Food Dealer Sign
    • Interlux Marine Paints Sign
    • Pinkerton's National Detective Agency Sign

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    Outdoorsman

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

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    • NRA Member Sign
    • Skagg Co Framed Print
    • Winchester Shell Thermometer
    • Winchester Thermometer
    • Western Ammunition Moose Poster
    • Kleanbore Ammunition 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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    • Royal Crown Cola Sign
    • Coca-Cola Drug Store Sign
    • Have A Coke Napkin Holder
    • Serve Coke at Home Sign Sign
    • Coca-Cola Classic Sign
    • Drink Ward's Orange-Crush 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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      • Dazey Ice Cream Straw Holder
      • Light-Up Peters Ice Cream Sign
      • Foster's Old Fashion Freeze Sign
      • Wrigley's Toy Truck
      • Foster's Old Fashion Freeze Sign
      • Wrigley's Chewing Gum 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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      • RCA TV-Radio Plastic Lighted Sign
      • Fada Radio Single-Sided Porcelain 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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      • Duke's Mixture Tobacco Sign
      • Coin-Op Match Dispenser
      • Mail Pouch Tobacco Framed Porcelain Thermometer
      • National Cigar Stand Light Fixture
      • Safety First Red Man Door Push
      • Chesterfield Cigarettes Door Push

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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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      • Veedol Skater Girl Single-Sided Tin Diecut Sign
      • Texaco Single-Sided Porcelain Sign
      • Sterling Gas Pump Sign
      • Golden West Oil Company Sign
      • Delco Batteries Sign
      • Purol Porcelain Sign

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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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