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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
      • Coin-Op Gumball Machine
      • Tom's Sandwiches Machine
      • Nickel Coin Changer Machine
      • Coin-Op Match Dispenser
      • Comet Coin-Op Slot Machine

      Displays

      Advertising Displays from Retail Stores

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      • Amoco Counter-Top Display
      • Campbell's Soup Display
      • Atlantic Counter-Top Display
      • Valvoline Counter-Top Motor Oil Can Display
      • Goodyear Cardboard Display
      • 7up First Against Thirst Display

      Glass

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

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      • Esso Glass Oil Bottle
      • Colgan's Taffy-Tolu Glass Jar
      • Handy Oiler and Moore & Kling Embossed Oil Bottles
      • Planters Peanut Jar
      • Antique Planters Peanut Jar
      • 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
      • Colonial Oil Industries Globe
      • Tidex Glass Gill Globe
      • Sinclair Capco Globe
      • D-X Gasoline Glass Globe
      • Circular Richfield Ethyl 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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        • Orange Crush Carafe
        • Ward's Lime Crush Syrup Dispenser
        • Texaco Service Station Bathroom Keys
        • White Bear Coffee Plaster Figurine
        • Victor Gaskets Distributor Award
        • Babbitt's Cleanser Pot and Pan Scraper

        Packages

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

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        • Oil Can Selection
        • Antique Coca-Cola Cooler
        • Packard Round Bucket
        • Mobiloil Outboard Oil and Cardboard Carrier
        • Coca-Cola Gum Wooden Box
        • Coca-Cola Lunch Box

        Paper

        Paper items from napkins to posters to letterhead.

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        • Yes The New Chevrolet Is On Display Framed Poster
        • Coca-Cola Advertising Price List
        • Gulfpride Framed Poster
        • Service Is My Business Poster
        • Motor Rythm Paper 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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          • Coca-Cola Dinners Sign
          • Fleet-Wing Gas Sign
          • Fleet Bros Department Store Sign
          • Pennzoil Strip Sign
          • Strange's A-1 Crystal Oil Sign
          • Royal Crown Cola Sign

          Thermometers

          Advertising thermometers for many old companies and products.

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          • Kendall Round Thermometer
          • Mail Pouch Tobacco Framed Porcelain Thermometer
          • Winchester Thermometer
          • Exide Batteries Thermometer
          • Coppertone Thermometer
          • Hester Batteries Thermometer

          Tins

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

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          • Packard Round Metal Can
          • Six Motor Oil Round Metal Can
          • Double Eagle Motor Oil Rectangle Metal Can
          • Phillips 66 Motor Oil Round Metal Cans
          • Husky Motor Oil Round Metal Can
          • Hancock Round Grease Can

          Toys

          Antique or vintage toys with advertising or logos.

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

          Trays

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

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