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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 Peanut Machine
      • Nickel Coin Changer Machine
      • Early Coca-Cola Vending Machine
      • Coin-Op Match Dispenser
      • Diamond Matches Coin-Operated Machine
      • Tom's Sandwiches Machine

      Displays

      Advertising Displays from Retail Stores

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      • Toy Busses Display
      • Texaco Lubricant Product Display
      • Gillette Razor Display
      • Lemon Crush Syrup Dispenser
      • Valvoline Counter-Top Motor Oil Can Display
      • Wesco Dog Chain Sign and Holder

      Glass

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

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      • Shell Glass Oil Bottle With Painted Label
      • Esso Glass Oil Bottle
      • Holcomb Oil Company Glass Oil Bottle
      • Havoline Glass Oil Bottles In Wire Carrying Rack
      • Mobiloil BB and Marvelube 10 Ribbed Oil Bottles
      • 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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      • American Gas Glass Gill Globe
      • White Rose Globe
      • Flite Globe Lenses
      • Panhandle Wide Metal Globe
      • Texaco Capco Globe
      • American Gas Glass Gill 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
        • Pontiac Lit Tin Embossed Panel & Glass Insert
        • National Cigar Stand Light Fixture
        • Coca-Cola Used Cup Trash Can
        • Vintage Cash Register
        • Pepsi-Cola Fountain Dispenser

        Packages

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

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        • Coca-Cola Gum Wooden Box
        • Pennsylvania Motor Oil Bucket
        • Packard Round Bucket
        • Gold Dust Washing Powder Box
        • Coca-Cola Concessions Cooler
        • Oil Can Selection

        Paper

        Paper items from napkins to posters to letterhead.

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        • Have More Fun This Summer Framed Poster
        • Polarine Framed Paper Poster
        • Smooth Tires Spell Danger Poster
        • Sinclair Framed Poster
        • Gold Dust Framed Paper Poster
        • Yes The New Chevrolet Is On Display 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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          • Goodyear Farm Tires Sign
          • Time Super Gasoline Sign
          • Helmar Cigarettes Porcelain Die-Cut Flange Sign
          • Texaco Fire Chief Pump Plate
          • Singer Sewing Machines Sign
          • Ford Tractor Double-Sided Porcelain Sign

          Thermometers

          Advertising thermometers for many old companies and products.

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          • Prestone Antifreeze Thermometer
          • Exide Batteries Thermometer
          • Hills Bros. Coffee Thermometer
          • Prestone Anti-Freeze Thermometer
          • Trico Round Thermometer
          • Ex-Lax Thermometer

          Tins

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

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          • Mccormick-Deering Flat Metal Can
          • Deep Rock Motor Oil Round Metal Cans
          • Vita Power & Cascade Motor Oil Rectangle Metal Cans
          • Mccoll-Frontenac Grease Can
          • Noco Motor Oil Round Metal Can
          • Texaco Motor Oil Round Metal Cans

          Toys

          Antique or vintage toys with advertising or logos.

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          • Smith Miller Toy Truck
          • Wrigley's Toy Truck
          • KC Garage Hallmark Gas Station
          • Metal Coca-Cola Toy Truck
          • Yellow Coca-Cola Toy Truck
          • Toy Gun Collection

          Trays

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

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