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

      Displays

      Advertising Displays from Retail Stores

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      • Spark Plug Display Case
      • Coca-Cola Napkin Dispensers
      • Vaseline Preparations Display
      • Lance Crackers Display
      • Toy Busses Display
      • Merrick's Cotton Thread Store Display

      Glass

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

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      • Coca-Cola Glass with Handle
      • Shell Glass Oil Bottle With Painted Label
      • Brookins and The Wonder Embossed Oil Bottles
      • Glass Planters Peanut Jar
      • Hexagonal Glass Planters Jar
      • Clear Glass Planter

      Globes

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

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      • White Rose Glass Globe
      • Shell Opc Milkglass Globe
      • Sinclair Capco Globe
      • Diesel-fuel Lp Metal Globe
      • Penn-Empire Opc Milkglass Globe
      • D-X Gasoline Glass 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 Scoreboard
        • Dual Fountain Coca-Cola Soda Dispenser
        • Texaco Service Station Bathroom Keys
        • Buckeye Soda Fountain Pump
        • Vintage Cash Register
        • Gulf Station Restroom Keys

        Packages

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

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        • Oronite Lighter Fluid Dispenser
        • Gold Dust Washing Powder Box
        • Johnson Motor Oil Oil Can Bank
        • Packard Round Bucket
        • Mother Goose Shoes Boxes
        • Wooden Planters Box

        Paper

        Paper items from napkins to posters to letterhead.

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        • Shell Framed Poster
        • Sinclair Framed Poster
        • Western Ammunition Moose Poster
        • Rio Rattler Movie Poster
        • Coca-Cola Daffodils Lithograph
        • Sinclair H-C Gasoline 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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          • Wrigley's Four Gums Sign
          • Purol Pep Circular Sign
          • Oldsmobile Service Globe Sign
          • Pennzoil Lighted Counter-Top Sign
          • Harbor Petroleum Single-Sided Porcelain Diecut Sign
          • Tiolene Motor Oil Double-Sided Porcelain Sign

          Thermometers

          Advertising thermometers for many old companies and products.

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          • Invader Tin Thermometer
          • Hills Bros Coffee Porcelain Thermometer
          • Drink Dr. Pepper Thermometer
          • Red Rock Cola Thermometer
          • Ford Thermometer
          • Prestone Anti-Freeze 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
          • Heccolene Oils Flat Metal Can
          • Texaco Motor Oil Round Metal Cans
          • Mccoll-Frontenac Grease Can
          • Husky Motor Oil Round Metal Can
          • Noco Motor Oil Round Metal Can

          Toys

          Antique or vintage toys with advertising or logos.

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

          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
          • 1905 Topless Coca-Cola Tray
          • Coca-Cola Tray