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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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      • Coin-Op Match Dispenser
      • Tom's Sandwiches Machine
      • Diamond Matches Coin-Operated Machine
      • Coin-Op Gumball Machine
      • Early Coca-Cola Vending Machine
      • 3 Cent Gumball Machine

      Displays

      Advertising Displays from Retail Stores

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      • Little Boy Blue Bluing Display
      • Chadwick's Sewing Display
      • Peter's Shoe Store Display
      • Texaco Towel Cabinet
      • Goodyear Farm Tire Service Sign
      • Devoe Motor Car Finish Counter-Top Display

      Glass

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

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      • Holcomb Oil Company Glass Oil Bottle
      • Jay B Rhodes & D.D. Lewis Embossed Oil Bottles
      • Planters Peanut Glass Jar
      • General Motors Reverse Painted Glass Sign
      • Havoline Glass Oil Bottles In Wire Carrying Rack
      • Wm. Penn Motor Oil Glass Oil Bottle

      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
      • Penn-Empire Opc Milkglass Globe
      • Mulitpower Hp Metal Globe
      • Blue Crown Opc Milkglass Globe
      • Blue Crown Opc Globe
      • D-X Marine 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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        • Have A Coke Napkin Holder
        • Texaco Service Station Bathroom Keys
        • Vintage Cash Register
        • Vintage Cash Register
        • Drink Orange Crush Whiteboard
        • Lemon Crush Syrup Dispenser

        Packages

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

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        • Wooden Planters Box
        • Coca-Cola Gum Wooden 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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        • Vintage Dairy Queen Menu
        • Sinclair Framed Poster
        • Remington Game Load Game Poster
        • Shell Waxed Cardboard Winter-Front
        • Polarine Framed Paper Poster
        • Paul Jones and Co Framed Ad

        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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          • Humble Station Rest Room Sign
          • Coca-Cola Billiards and Pool Sign
          • Goodyear Tire Flange Sign
          • Woco-Pep Drive Safely Sign
          • Marathon Double-Sided Porcelain Sign
          • Conoco Triangle Double-Sided Porcelain Diecut Pierced Sign

          Thermometers

          Advertising thermometers for many old companies and products.

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          • Royal Crown Cola Thermometer
          • Winchester Shotgun Shell Thermometer
          • Dr. Pepper Metal Thermometer
          • Ward's Vitovim Bread Thermometer
          • Coca-Cola Thermometer
          • Prestone Antifreeze Thermometer

          Tins

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

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          • Heccolene Oils Flat Metal Can
          • Frontier Motor Oil Round Metal Can
          • Mccoll-Frontenac Grease Can
          • Texaco Marine Motor Oil Round Metal Cans
          • Kerr Mcgee Round Fiber Cans
          • Shamrock Oil Metal Cans

          Toys

          Antique or vintage toys with advertising or logos.

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          • Yellow Coca-Cola Toy Truck
          • Toy Gun Collection
          • Metal Coca-Cola Toy Truck
          • Smith Miller Toy Truck
          • Sinclair Model Truck
          • KC Garage Hallmark Gas Station

          Trays

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

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