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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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      • Diamond Matches Coin-Operated Machine
      • Coin-Op Peanut Machine
      • Comet Coin-Op Slot Machine
      • Early Coca-Cola Vending Machine
      • Coin-Op Gumball Machine
      • Tom's Sandwiches Machine

      Displays

      Advertising Displays from Retail Stores

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      • Tom's Toasted Peanuts Display Rack
      • Delco DC-12 Battery Display
      • Wllard Battery Cables Display
      • Merrick's Cotton Thread Store Display
      • Coca-Cola Specials Chalkboard
      • Texaco Motor Oil Sign and Bracket

      Glass

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

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      • Motul Glass Oil Bottle
      • Averill Dairy Co Embossed Glass Oil Bottle
      • Planters Peanut Jars
      • Shell Glass Oil Bottle With Painted Label
      • Mobiloil Glass Oil Bottle With Cap
      • Glass Planters Peanut Jar

      Globes

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

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      • Mobiloil Gargoyle Opc Oval Milkglass Globe
      • Colonial Oil Industries Globe
      • Figural Shell Gas Globe
      • Elreco Premium Globe
      • Mulitpower Hp Metal Globe
      • Sareco Hp Metal 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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        • Vintage Cash Register
        • Hamilton Beach
        • Fairmont Creamery Pot and Pan Scraper
        • Vintage Cash Register
        • Amoco Metal Trash Can
        • Coca-Cola Decorative Plate

        Packages

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

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

        Paper

        Paper items from napkins to posters to letterhead.

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        • Tydol Framed Poster
        • A-1 Beer Framed Print
        • Rio Rattler Movie Poster
        • Shell Waxed Cardboard Winter-Front
        • Golden Shell Framed Poster
        • Sinclair 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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          • Ex-Lax Door Push
          • Cigars Stained Glass Trade Sign
          • Iced Coca-Cola Sign
          • Drink Coca-Cola Fountain Service Sign
          • Drink Coca-Cola Button Sign
          • Mobilgas Pump Plate Shield-Shape Sign

          Thermometers

          Advertising thermometers for many old companies and products.

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          • Gulf Oil Thermometer
          • Sterling and Burley Tobacco Store Tins
          • Drink Dr. Pepper Thermometer
          • Coppertone Thermometer
          • Delco Battery Thermometer
          • Hester Batteries Thermometer

          Tins

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

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          • Eldred Motor Oil Flat Metal Can
          • Shamrock Oil Metal Cans
          • Five Motor Oil Round Metal Cans
          • Mccoll-Frontenac Grease Can
          • Keystone Grease Can And Pennzoil Can
          • Six Motor Oil Round Metal Can

          Toys

          Antique or vintage toys with advertising or logos.

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          • Metal Coca-Cola Toy Truck
          • Toy Gun Collection
          • KC Garage Hallmark Gas Station
          • Wrigley's Toy Truck
          • Sinclair Model Truck
          • Shell Gas 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 Tray
          • Coca-Cola Hilda Tray
          • Coca-Cola 1903 Hilda Oval Tray