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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
      • Comet Coin-Op Slot Machine
      • Coin-Op Match Dispenser
      • Tom's Sandwiches Machine
      • Coin-Op Gumball Machine

      Displays

      Advertising Displays from Retail Stores

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      • Goodyear Blimp Display
      • 7up First Against Thirst Display
      • Squirrel Brand Peanuts Display
      • Little Boy Blue Bluing Display
      • Atlantic Counter-Top Display
      • Spark Plug Display Case

      Glass

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

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      • Shell Glass Oil Bottle With Painted Label
      • Veb Minol & Brookins Embossed Oil Bottles
      • Planters Peanut Glass Jar
      • Wm. Penn Motor Oil Glass Oil Bottle
      • Clear Glass Planter
      • Linco Marathon Oil Bottle With Painted Lable

      Globes

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

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      • Colonial Oil Industries Globe
      • American Gas Glass Gill Globe
      • Cities Service Glass Globe
      • Sareco Hp Metal Globe
      • Barnsdall Super-Gas Glass Globe
      • Phillips 66 Plastic 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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        • Coca-Cola Dispenser
        • Jadeite Arnold Milkshake Machine
        • Vintage Cash Register
        • Dual Fountain Coca-Cola Soda Dispenser
        • Folding Piedmont Cigarette Chairs
        • Coca-Cola Decorative Vase

        Packages

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

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        • Coca-Cola Gum Wooden Box
        • Gold Dust Washing Powder Box
        • Pennsylvania Motor Oil Bucket
        • Johnson Motor Oil Oil Can Bank
        • Oronite Lighter Fluid Dispenser
        • Coca-Cola Concessions Cooler

        Paper

        Paper items from napkins to posters to letterhead.

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        • Michelin 1959 Poster
        • S-P Motoring Accessories Single-Sided Poster
        • Rio Rattler Movie Poster
        • United Motors Cardboard Posters
        • A-1 Beer Framed Print
        • Golden Shell Framed 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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          • Peg Top Cigar Single-Sided Porcelain Sign
          • Texaco Sky Chief Sign
          • Champlin Motor Oil Single-Sided Tin Sign
          • Greyhound Double-Sided Tin Sign
          • Veedol Tin Flange Sign
          • Fountain Luncheon Coca-Cola Sign

          Thermometers

          Advertising thermometers for many old companies and products.

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          • Winchester Thermometer
          • Ford Thermometer
          • Wanda Motor Oils Round Thermometer
          • Vicks Remedy Thermometer
          • Ex-Lax Thermometer
          • Coca-Cola Thermometer

          Tins

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

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          • Heccolene Oils Flat Metal Can
          • Keystone Grease Can And Pennzoil Can
          • Vita Power & Cascade Motor Oil Rectangle Metal Cans
          • Texaco Motor Oil Round Metal Cans
          • Phillips 66 Motor Oil Round Metal Cans
          • Motor Oil Round Fiber Cans

          Toys

          Antique or vintage toys with advertising or logos.

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          • Sinclair Model Truck
          • Smith Miller Toy Truck
          • Yellow Coca-Cola Toy Truck
          • Toy Gun Collection
          • Coca-Cola Truck Toy
          • Metal Coca-Cola Toy Truck

          Trays

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

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