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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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      • 3 Cent Gumball Machine
      • Comet Coin-Op Slot Machine
      • Coin-Op Match Dispenser
      • Coin-Op Peanut Machine
      • Tom's Sandwiches Machine
      • Early Coca-Cola Vending Machine

      Displays

      Advertising Displays from Retail Stores

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      • Tom's Toasted Peanuts Display Rack
      • Peter's Shoe Store Display
      • Gillette Razor Display
      • Merrick's Cotton Thread Display
      • Amoco Counter-Top Display
      • Alligator Boot Metal Store Display

      Glass

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

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      • Antique Planters Peanut Jar
      • Veb Minol & American Appliance Co Embossed Oil Bottles
      • Planters Salted Peanuts Jar
      • Veb Minol & Brookins Embossed Oil Bottles
      • Wm. Penn Motor Oil Glass Oil Bottle
      • Glass Straw Holder

      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
      • Rocor Gasoline Lp Metal Globe
      • Texaco Green-T Globe
      • Sareco Hp Metal Globe
      • Circular Richfield Ethyl Globe
      • Skelly Screw Base Wide Body 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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        • Hamilton Beach
        • Amoco Small Plastic Flame With Light
        • Coca-Cola Decorative Plate
        • Vintage Cash Register
        • Ward's Lime Crush Syrup Dispenser
        • Hinz's Coffee String Holder

        Packages

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

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        • Gold Dust Washing Powder Box
        • Coca-Cola Stadium Salesman Cooler
        • Oronite Lighter Fluid Dispenser
        • Coca-Cola Lunch Box
        • Wooden Planters Box
        • Pennsylvania Motor Oil Bucket

        Paper

        Paper items from napkins to posters to letterhead.

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        • Polarine Framed Paper Poster
        • Shell Waxed Cardboard Winter-Front
        • Gulfpride Framed Poster
        • Shell Framed Poster
        • Smooth Tires Spell Danger Poster
        • 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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          • Coca-Cola
          • Coca-Cola Cup Sign
          • Royal Crown Cola Sign
          • Neon Weather-Bird Shoe Sign
          • John Deere Single-Sided Tin Embossed Self-Framed Sign
          • Coca-Cola Take Home A Carton Sign

          Thermometers

          Advertising thermometers for many old companies and products.

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          • Hester Batteries Thermometer
          • Gulf Oil Thermometer
          • Ford Thermometer
          • Barq's Root Beer Thermometer
          • Blue Gillette Blades Thermometer
          • Ex-Lax Thermometer

          Tins

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

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          • Keystone Grease Can And Pennzoil Can
          • Hancock Round Grease Can
          • Frontier Motor Oil Round Metal Can
          • Six Motor Oil Round Metal Can
          • Five Motor Oil Round Metal Cans
          • Good Penn Motor Oil Round Metal Can

          Toys

          Antique or vintage toys with advertising or logos.

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

          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