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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
  • Blue Gillette Blades Thermometer
  • Gillette Porcelain Flange Sign
  • Pendulum Clock Damaskeene
  • Gillette Razor Display
  • Gillette Tin 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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  • Paul Jones and Co Framed Ad
  • Segregation Era Restroom Signs
  • Sealy Picture and Displays

Breweriana

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

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

Building

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

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  • Dutch Boy Southern Brand Paint Sign
  • Hardware Store Mileage Sign
  • Lincoln Paints Porcelain Flange Sign
  • Ojaco Paints Porcelain Flanged Sign
  • Colorado Fence Sign
  • Dutch Boy Paints 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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  • Gold Dust Framed Paper Poster
  • Jap Rose Soap Door Push
  • Blu-J Broom Display
  • White King Soap Signs
  • Fairmont Creamery Pot and Pan Scraper
  • Pot and Pan Scraper

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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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  • OshKosh B'Gosh Overalls Sign
  • Chadwick's Sewing Display
  • Woman's World Patterns Sign
  • Mother Goose Shoes Boxes
  • Dr Scholl's Zino Pads Sign
  • Neon Weather-Bird Shoe 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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  • Ex-Lax Thermometer
  • Alka-Seltzer Thermometer
  • Vicks Door Push
  • Ex-Lax Thermometer
  • Strange's A-1 Crystal Oil Sign
  • 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
  • Swift's Fertilizers Sign
  • Phillips 44 Insecticide Metal Can With Paper Label
  • Cletrac Crawler Tractors Single-Sided Porcelain Diecut Sign
  • Hampshires Farm Sign
  • Farmers Buttermilk Sign

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Food

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

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  • Morton Salt Thermometer
  • C F Sauers Display Cabinet
  • Radiant Roast Coffee Sign
  • Planters Peanut Jar
  • Sunbeam Bread Die-Cut Sign
  • Lance Crackers Display

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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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    • Radiola Dealer Hanging Sign
    • Bond and Olin Flashlights and Display
    • Wesco Dog Chain Sign and Holder
    • The Kodak Camera Single-Sided Porcelain Sign
    • Smith Miller Toy Truck
    • Fairbanks-Morse Windmills Sign

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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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    • Hargrave Secret Service
    • Nickel Coin Changer Machine
    • Vintage Cash Register
    • Ken-L Dog Products Sign
    • Rawleighs Tin Flange Sign
    • Interlux Marine Paints Sign

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    Outdoorsman

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

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    • Kleanbore Ammunition Sign
    • Remington Game Load Game Poster
    • Winchester Thermometer
    • Skagg Co Framed Print
    • Western Ammunition Poster
    • 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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    • Coca-Cola Bottle White Button Sign
    • Quencho Sign
    • Glass Straw Holder
    • Coca-Cola Friendly Circle Portrait
    • Dr Pepper Frost Brings Out The Flavor Sign
    • Coca-Cola Lollipop Stand 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
      • Wrigley's Gum Sign
      • Wrigley's Toy Truck
      • Tootsie Roll Candy Sign
      • Tootsie Rolls Chewy Candy Sign
      • Wrigley's Doublemint 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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      • Mecca Cigarettes Sign
      • Safety First Red Man Door Push
      • Coin-Op Match Dispenser
      • Waitt & Bond Blackstone Cigar Sign
      • Oronite Lighter Fluid Dispenser
      • Piedmont Cigarette

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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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      • Mobilgas Special Globe
      • Shell Marine Strip Sign
      • Texaco Capco Globe
      • Wolf's Head Oil Garage Sign
      • Crown Capco Globe
      • Imperial Service Double-Sided Porcelain Diecut 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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