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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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      • Comet Coin-Op Slot Machine
      • Nickel Coin Changer Machine
      • Coin-Op Gumball Machine
      • 3 Cent Gumball Machine
      • Early Coca-Cola Vending Machine
      • Diamond Matches Coin-Operated Machine

      Displays

      Advertising Displays from Retail Stores

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      • Lance Crackers Store Display
      • Merrick's Cotton Thread Store Display
      • Squirrel Brand Peanuts Display
      • Pepsi-Cola Bottle and Display
      • Atlantic Counter-Top Display
      • Bond and Olin Flashlights and Display

      Glass

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

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      • Veb Minol & Brookins Embossed Oil Bottles
      • Mobiloil BB and Marvelube 10 Ribbed Oil Bottles
      • Planters Peanuts Glass Jar
      • Colgan's Taffy-Tolu Glass Jar
      • Glass Squirrel Salted Peanut Jar
      • Jay B Rhodes & D.D. Lewis Embossed Oil Bottles

      Globes

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

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      • Cities Service Lp Metal Globe
      • Blue Crown Opc Globe
      • White Rose Glass Globe
      • Sohio Gasoline Lp Metal Globe
      • Texaco Green-T Globe
      • Elreco Premium 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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        • Peerless System Wool Hat With Badge
        • Dual Fountain Coca-Cola Soda Dispenser
        • Coca-Cola Scoreboard
        • Amoco Small Plastic Flame With Light
        • Vintage Cash Register
        • Big Boy Figure

        Packages

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

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        • Gold Dust Washing Powder Box
        • Pennsylvania Motor Oil Bucket
        • Wooden Planters Box
        • Coca-Cola Lunch Box
        • Coca-Cola Concessions Cooler
        • Coca-Cola Gum Wooden Box

        Paper

        Paper items from napkins to posters to letterhead.

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        • Michelin 1959 Poster
        • Shell Waxed Cardboard Winter-Front
        • Coca-Cola Advertising Price List
        • Paul Jones and Co Framed Ad
        • Yes The New Chevrolet Is On Display Framed Poster
        • 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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          • Prest-o-lite Single-Sided Tin Embossed Sign
          • Phillips 66 Shield Sign
          • Kendall Single-Sided Tin Self-Framed Sign
          • Super Chevrolet Service Neon Sign
          • Wrigley's Spearmint Gum Sign
          • Pure Gase Station Restrooms Sign

          Thermometers

          Advertising thermometers for many old companies and products.

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          • Barq's Root Beer Thermometer
          • Wanda Motor Oils Round Thermometer
          • Staedtler Mars Thermometer
          • Vicks Remedy Thermometer
          • Dodge-Plymouth Dealership Thermometer
          • Rislone Thermometer

          Tins

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

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          • Motor Oil Round Fiber Cans
          • French Auto Oil Flat Metal Can
          • Hancock Round Grease Can
          • Mccoll-Frontenac Grease Can
          • Texaco Motor Oil Round Metal Cans
          • Phillips 66 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
          • Coca-Cola Truck Toy
          • Metal 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 Tray
          • 1905 Topless Coca-Cola Tray
          • Coca-Cola 1903 Hilda Oval Tray
          • Coca-Cola Hilda Tray