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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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      • Nickel Coin Changer Machine
      • Comet Coin-Op Slot Machine
      • Early Coca-Cola Vending Machine
      • Coin-Op Match Dispenser
      • Coin-Op Peanut Machine
      • Coin-Op Gumball Machine

      Displays

      Advertising Displays from Retail Stores

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      • Acme Quality Motor Car Finishes Counter-Top Display
      • Alligator Boot Metal Store Display
      • Merrick's Cotton Thread Store Display
      • Coca-Cola Woman Cutout
      • Gulfpride Cardboard Counter-Top Display
      • Coca-Cola Carton Display Rack

      Glass

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

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      • Colgan's Taffy-Tolu Glass Jar
      • Veb Minol & Brookins Embossed Oil Bottles
      • Wm. Penn Motor Oil Glass Oil Bottle
      • Glass Planters Peanut Jar
      • Mobiloil BB and Marvelube 10 Ribbed Oil Bottles
      • Esso Glass Oil Bottle

      Globes

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

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      • Phillips 66 Capco Globe
      • Mobilgas Special Globe
      • D-X Marine Capco Globe
      • American Gas Glass Gill Globe
      • Richfield Capco Globe
      • Sinclair Power-X Capco 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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        • Enjoy Coca-cola Single-Sided Tin Chalkboard
        • Union 76 Ashtray & Phillips 66 Paperweight
        • Mobiloil Pegasus Weathervane
        • Pontiac Lit Tin Embossed Panel & Glass Insert
        • Golden Sun Coffee Tin Scoop
        • Buckeye Soda Fountain Pump

        Packages

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

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        • Gold Dust Washing Powder Box
        • Johnson Motor Oil Oil Can Bank
        • Coca-Cola Lunch Box
        • Mobiloil Outboard Oil and Cardboard Carrier
        • Coca-Cola Concessions Cooler
        • Antique Coca-Cola Cooler

        Paper

        Paper items from napkins to posters to letterhead.

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        • Gulf Mud And Snow Tires Framed Poster
        • Vintage Dairy Queen Menu
        • Motor Rythm Paper Poster
        • Western Ammunition Moose Poster
        • Polarine Framed Paper Poster
        • A-1 Beer Framed Print

        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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          • Sinclair Porcelain Sign
          • Wolf's Head Motor Oil Sign
          • Goodyear Tire Flange Sign
          • Seaside Gasoline Double-Sided Porcelain Diecut Sign
          • Coca-Cola Please Pay Cashier Sign
          • Quaker State Tombstone Sign and Base

          Thermometers

          Advertising thermometers for many old companies and products.

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          • Ford Thermometer
          • Winchester Shell Thermometer
          • Rislone Thermometer
          • Honey Bee Snuff
          • Ex-Lax Thermometer
          • DX Motor Oil Thermometer

          Tins

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

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          • Deep Rock Motor Oil Round Metal Cans
          • Mccoll-Frontenac Grease Can
          • Shamrock Oil Metal Cans
          • Husky Motor Oil Round Metal Can
          • Noco Motor Oil Round Metal Can
          • Pennzoil Motor Oil Square Metal Can

          Toys

          Antique or vintage toys with advertising or logos.

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          • Shell Gas Toy Truck
          • KC Garage Hallmark Gas Station
          • Smith Miller Toy Truck
          • Yellow Coca-Cola Toy Truck
          • Toy Gun Collection
          • Metal Coca-Cola 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 1903 Hilda Oval Tray
          • Coca-Cola Hilda Tray
          • Coca-Cola Tray