Vintage Signs

Vintage signs have become quite popular over the last few years, probably due to the larger collector's market that has emerged from the increase of related web sites and some popular TV shows like Pickers. Vintage signs can all shapes and sizes, and there are so many different ones you can’t count them.

Finding the right vintage signs for a collection can actually be quite difficult, but there are fortunately a few rules that even novice collectors can follow to make sure that they find the right items.

First and foremost, the age and notability of the company being advertised is always important. Older signs advertising the goods of a currently popular brand can be quite valuable, as can those signs that advertise companies that were popular in the past. The brand being advertised doesn’t necessarily have to be some nationally known product or business. It can be a regional product or company. It all depends on where you live as to how important that type of sign is.
It is important to note that the condition of these signs is as important as the company which is advertised. A good collectible sign can, and often should, have some wear and tear, but the company or product advertised should still be legible. A bit of visible age can actually add quite a bit of value to the item, especially if the potential buyer or collector is looking to add a bit of a retro feel to a display.

If you are looking to collect vintage signs, you should have the opportunity to search in many areas. Flea markets and garage sales are often common places to find such items, as are antique stores and estate sales. The internet is, of course, invaluable in the search for specific items, but it is a bit more difficult to find an unknown treasure on most auction sites. Keep the realistic value of these signs in mind when you make a purchase, and you should be able to create a collection of which you can be proud.

Check out these signs on eBay:

Sinclair H-C Gasoline Porcelain Sign Vintage Gas Station pump plate oil
Sinclair H-C Gasoline Porcelain Sign Vintage Gas Station pump plate oil
$114.99
Time Remaining: 29d 18h
Buy It Now for only: $114.99
Antique Vintage Old Look Stihl Sign ** Blemish**
Antique Vintage Old Look Stihl Sign ** Blemish**
$60.00
Time Remaining: 29d 9h 36m
Buy It Now for only: $60.00
TEXACO GAS OIL SIGN 42
TEXACO GAS OIL SIGN 42" VERY LARGE ADVERTISING VINTAGE LOOK PEGASUS MOBILE
$139.00
Time Remaining: 5d 13h 17m
Buy It Now for only: $139.00
Antique Vintage Old Style Kelly Springfield Tires Sign 60”!!
Antique Vintage Old Style Kelly Springfield Tires Sign 60”!!
$165.00
Time Remaining: 23d 6h 3m
Buy It Now for only: $165.00
Mobilgas Mobil Gas Oil Red Pegasus Metal Steel Sign Large 37
Mobilgas Mobil Gas Oil Red Pegasus Metal Steel Sign Large 37" Vintage Garage
$159.95
Time Remaining: 27d 12h 38m
Buy It Now for only: $159.95
PEGASUS MOBILEGAS  VINTAGE  LOOK CUT OUT SIGN 24
PEGASUS MOBILEGAS VINTAGE LOOK CUT OUT SIGN 24" Texaco Petroleum Advertising
$47.00
Time Remaining: 6d 7h 31m
Buy It Now for only: $47.00
Vintage Union 76 Tire Display Rack Sign RARE Oil Can Gas GOODYEAR MOBIL NICE
Vintage Union 76 Tire Display Rack Sign RARE Oil Can Gas GOODYEAR MOBIL NICE
$100.00
Time Remaining: 29d 23h 46m
Buy It Now for only: $100.00
NOS EXCELLENT ~ GRAPHIC 1948 Vintage MONKEY LINK TIRE CHAIN Old Gas Station Sign
NOS EXCELLENT ~ GRAPHIC 1948 Vintage MONKEY LINK TIRE CHAIN Old Gas Station Sign
$12.99
Time Remaining: 28d 19h 16m
Buy It Now for only: $12.99
Vintage Porcelain Enamel No Smoking Sign Sinclair Gas Station Very Clean
Vintage Porcelain Enamel No Smoking Sign Sinclair Gas Station Very Clean
$0.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 6d 19h 7m

 

 


 

 


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