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

      Displays

      Advertising Displays from Retail Stores

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      • Clipper Battery Cable Display
      • Toy Busses Display
      • Merrick's Cotton Thread Store Display
      • Bond and Olin Flashlights and Display
      • Goodyear Blimp Display
      • Goodyear Farm Tire Service Sign

      Glass

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

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      • Planters Peanut Jars
      • Hazel Atlas & Generic Embossed Oil Bottles
      • Planters Peanut Jar
      • Hexagonal Glass Planters Jar
      • Planters Peanut Glass Jar
      • Antique Planters Peanut Jar

      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
      • Texaco Capco Globe
      • Skelly Screw Base Wide Body Glass Globe
      • Cities Service Glass Globe
      • Mobiloil Gargoyle Opc Oval Milkglass Globe
      • Panhandle Wide 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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        • White Bear Coffee Plaster Figurine
        • Union 76 Ashtray & Phillips 66 Paperweight
        • Vintage Cash Register
        • Pot and Pan Scraper
        • Babbitt's Cleanser Pot and Pan Scraper
        • Gulf Station Restroom Keys

        Packages

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

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        • Antique Coca-Cola Cooler
        • Coca-Cola Stadium Salesman Cooler
        • Coca-Cola Concessions Cooler
        • Johnson Motor Oil Oil Can Bank
        • Coca-Cola Lunch Box
        • Pennsylvania Motor Oil Bucket

        Paper

        Paper items from napkins to posters to letterhead.

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        • Michelin 1959 Poster
        • Vintage Dairy Queen Menu
        • Golden Shell Framed Poster
        • Have More Fun This Summer Framed Poster
        • Golden Shell Framed Poster
        • A-1 Beer Framed Print

        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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          • Desoto Double-Sided Porcelain Sign
          • Neon Parrot Shoes Sign
          • Texaco Single-Sided Porcelain Sign
          • Department Store Red Goose Neon Sign
          • Studebaker Rockne Double-Sided Porcelain Sign
          • Tydol Gasoline Double-Sided Porcelain Sign

          Thermometers

          Advertising thermometers for many old companies and products.

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          • 7UP Thermometer
          • Sterling and Burley Tobacco Store Tins
          • Coca-Cola thermometer
          • Ford Thermometer
          • Red Seal Battery Thermometer
          • Mail Pouch Tobacco Framed Porcelain Thermometer

          Tins

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

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          • Phillips 44 Insecticide Metal Can With Paper Label
          • Pennzoil Motor Oil Square Metal Can
          • Hi-temp Motor Oil Round Metal Can
          • French Auto Oil Flat Metal Can
          • Good Penn 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
          • Shell Gas Toy Truck
          • Wrigley's Toy Truck
          • Coca-Cola Truck Toy
          • Metal Coca-Cola 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 1903 Hilda Oval Tray
          • Coca-Cola Tray
          • Coca-Cola Hilda Tray