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Types of Antique Advertising Items

There are many types of collectibles in the antique advertising field. Listed below are many of the popular types of items collectors are searching for, 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.

Calendars

This category contains advertising Calendars

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    Cigar Cutters

    This category contains Cigar Cutters with advertising for various brands.

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      Coin Op Machines

      Old or Antique Coin Operated Machines.

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      • 3 Cent Gumball Machine
      • Coin-Op Peanut Machine
      • Coin-Op Match Dispenser
      • Early Coca-Cola Vending Machine
      • Tom's Sandwiches Machine
      • Comet Coin-Op Slot Machine

      Displays

      Advertising Displays from Retail Stores

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      • Coca-Cola Display
      • Lance Crackers Store Display
      • 1935 Glass Planters Display
      • AC Marine Spark Plugs Metal Counter-Top Display
      • Planter's Peanut Glass Display
      • Choice Seeds Display Box

      Glass

      Glass items used in stores or sold to consumers with advertising.

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      • McColl-Frontenac Oil Co. Glass Oil Bottle With Cap
      • General Motors Reverse Painted Glass Sign
      • Dazey Ice Cream Straw Holder
      • Shell Glass Oil Bottle
      • Esso Glass Oil Bottle
      • Glass Planters Peanut Jar

      Globes

      This category is almost exclusively old Gas Globes, but there are a few other examples here.

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      • Sohio Gasoline Lp Metal Globe
      • Sinclair Power-X Capco Globe
      • Texaco Green-T Globe
      • Richfield Hi-Octane Hp Metal Globe
      • Kanotex Aviation Globe
      • Pure Brand Gas Glass Globe

      Match Safes

      This category includes Match Safes, Match Strikes and Match Holders.

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        Other

        A category with an assortment of items that didn’t fit any of our other categories.

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        • Mobiloil Pegasus Weathervane
        • Dual Fountain Coca-Cola Soda Dispenser
        • Coca-Cola Dispenser
        • Coca-Cola Scoreboard
        • Coca-Cola Fountain Dispenser
        • Coca-Cola Mileage Tracker

        Packages

        Packaging such as boxes, crates, or wrappers for consumer goods and items.

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        • Coca-Cola Stadium Salesman Cooler
        • Mother Goose Shoes Boxes
        • Oil Can Selection
        • Coca-Cola Lunch Box
        • Johnson Motor Oil Oil Can Bank
        • Fil-ur-liter Lighter Fluid Dispenser

        Paper

        Paper items from napkins to posters to letterhead.

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        • Rio Rattler Movie Poster
        • Smooth Tires Spell Danger Poster
        • Tydol Framed Poster
        • Polarine Framed Paper Poster
        • Michelin 1959 Poster
        • Service Is My Business Poster

        Pinbacks

        Celluloid Pinbacks, Hat pins, Badges, and uniform pins.

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        • Coca-Cola Pin

        Pocket Mirrors

        Pocket Mirrors, usually celluloid covered paper advertising underneath.

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          Salesmans Samples

          Items given to a salesman that he could take around to potential buyers to show them what they would be purchasing.

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          • Archer Oil And Grease Sample Kit

          Signs

          One of our largest categories featuring porcelain signs, lithographed signs, wood signs and many more!

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          • Unoco Motor Oil Single-Sided Tin Embossed Sign
          • Dr Scholl's Zino Pads Sign
          • Texaco Sky Chief Petrox Sign
          • Coca Cola White Button Sign
          • Coca-Cola We Deliver Sign
          • Mail Pouch Tobacco Sign

          Thermometers

          Advertising thermometers for many old companies and products.

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          • 7up Round Thermometer
          • Hills Bros Coffee Porcelain Thermometer
          • Sun Crest Thermometer
          • Ex-Lax Thermometer
          • Red Rock Cola Thermometer
          • Gulf Oil Thermometer

          Tins

          Tins that held products of all kinds from food to tobacco to bullets.

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          • Shamrock Oil Metal Cans
          • Vita Power & Cascade Motor Oil Rectangle Metal Cans
          • Hi-temp Motor Oil Round Metal Can
          • French Auto Oil Flat Metal Can
          • Monogram Motor Lubricants Squatty Metal Can
          • Motor Oil Round Fiber Cans

          Toys

          Antique or vintage toys with advertising or logos.

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          • Wrigley's Toy Truck
          • Yellow Coca-Cola Toy Truck
          • Sinclair Model Truck
          • Coca-Cola Truck Toy
          • KC Garage Hallmark Gas Station
          • Smith Miller Toy Truck

          Trays

          Trays with advertising for beers, sodas, and other types of products.

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          • 1905 Topless Coca-Cola Tray
          • Coca-Cola Tray
          • Coca-Cola Hilda Tray
          • Coca-Cola 1903 Hilda Oval Tray