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:

Antique Vintage Old Style Mobilgas Socony Sign HUGE!
Antique Vintage Old Style Mobilgas Socony Sign HUGE!
$285.00
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VINTAGE STYLE RED SEAL BATTERY DIE CUT SIGN WITH CYCLE SPRINT CAR DRIVER WILD
VINTAGE STYLE RED SEAL BATTERY DIE CUT SIGN WITH CYCLE SPRINT CAR DRIVER WILD
$129.00
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 Antique Vintage Old Look Mobil Left Facing Pegasus Sign!
Antique Vintage Old Look Mobil Left Facing Pegasus Sign!
$250.00
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MONTANA GASOLINE SIGN 30
MONTANA GASOLINE SIGN 30" VINTAGE PORCELAIN LOOK ADVERTISING GAS OIL AUTO NICE!
$69.00
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Blue Sunoco Gasoline Porcelain Gas Pump Plate Sign Vintage Oil Lube can
Blue Sunoco Gasoline Porcelain Gas Pump Plate Sign Vintage Oil Lube can
$95.00
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Antique Vintage Old Style Hood Tires Sign Gas Oil Porcelain Look!
Antique Vintage Old Style Hood Tires Sign Gas Oil Porcelain Look!
$220.00
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Antique Style Stihl Sign Vintage Look Chain Saw
Antique Style Stihl Sign Vintage Look Chain Saw
$56.00
Time Remaining: 29d 22h 46m
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VINTAGE REGISTERED STATE OF NY MOTOR VEHICLE REPAIR SHOP SIGN 36
VINTAGE REGISTERED STATE OF NY MOTOR VEHICLE REPAIR SHOP SIGN 36" X 24"
$100.00
Time Remaining: 29d 53m
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VINTAGE RED INDIAN CHOCTAW MACHINERY SALES STEEL PORCELAIN SIGN GAS OIL LUBESTER
VINTAGE RED INDIAN CHOCTAW MACHINERY SALES STEEL PORCELAIN SIGN GAS OIL LUBESTER
$199.00
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