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:

Vintage American porcelain sign gas oil pump plate
Vintage American porcelain sign gas oil pump plate
$15.00
Time Remaining: 4d 19h 40m
Antique Vintage Old Style PONTIAC Sign
Antique Vintage Old Style PONTIAC Sign
$83.66
Time Remaining: 14d 17h 36m
Buy It Now for only: $83.66
Vintage Magnolia porcelain sign gas oil pump plate
Vintage Magnolia porcelain sign gas oil pump plate
$15.00
Time Remaining: 4d 20h 22m
Vintage Auburn Tire Display Sign Quality Safety Service Oil Gas Painted Metal
Vintage Auburn Tire Display Sign Quality Safety Service Oil Gas Painted Metal
$19.00
Time Remaining: 2d 18h 36m
Buy It Now for only: $19.00
Vintage Lion porcelain sign gas oil pump plate
Vintage Lion porcelain sign gas oil pump plate
$15.00
Time Remaining: 4d 20h 31m
Vintage Texaco 1933 porcelain sign gas oil pump plate
Vintage Texaco 1933 porcelain sign gas oil pump plate
$15.00
Time Remaining: 4d 19h 49m
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: 17d 17h 26m
Buy It Now for only: $159.95
Vintage Goodyear Tire Display Rack Gas Station Signs
Vintage Goodyear Tire Display Rack Gas Station Signs
$80.00
Time Remaining: 29d 17h 31m
Buy It Now for only: $80.00
Vintage Union 76 porcelain sign gas oil pump plate
Vintage Union 76 porcelain sign gas oil pump plate
$15.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 4d 19h 46m

 

 


 

 


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