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:

GULF OIL GAS SIGN GASOLINE OLD VINTAGE 1960'S ADVERTISING ANTIQUE GAS PUMP SIGN
GULF OIL GAS SIGN GASOLINE OLD VINTAGE 1960'S ADVERTISING ANTIQUE GAS PUMP SIGN
$24.89
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Antique Vintage Old Style Mobilgas Socony Sign HUGE!
Antique Vintage Old Style Mobilgas Socony Sign HUGE!
$262.20
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Vintage Remington Chain Saw Advertising Sign with Flange
Vintage Remington Chain Saw Advertising Sign with Flange
$75.00
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VINTAGE STYLE STANDARD TORCH GASOLINE OIL EMBOSSED METAL SIGN 14 in
VINTAGE STYLE STANDARD TORCH GASOLINE OIL EMBOSSED METAL SIGN 14 in
$24.99
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VINTAGE ? TRI-STAR RED HAT GASOLINE PORCELAIN SIGN, PUMP PLATE, INDEPENDENT OIL
VINTAGE ? TRI-STAR RED HAT GASOLINE PORCELAIN SIGN, PUMP PLATE, INDEPENDENT OIL
$59.99
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Official Government Issue 1960's Vintage Fallout Shelter Sign
Official Government Issue 1960's Vintage Fallout Shelter Sign
$34.95
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Antique Style Stihl Sign Vintage Look Chain Saw
Antique Style Stihl Sign Vintage Look Chain Saw
$51.52
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Vintage Embossed Original Tydol  Sign Tag
Vintage Embossed Original Tydol Sign Tag
$125.00
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Vintage ASE Automotive Mechanic Service Metal Sign
Vintage ASE Automotive Mechanic Service Metal Sign
$24.95
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