I Collect, Sell, Buy & Trade Old Antique Collectible Vintage Tin Metal  Signs

Porcelain Vintage signs

.porcelain signs..Old Porcelain vintage signs are some of the most collectible of all signage and come in many different size, shapes varieties & brands.The oldest are the best and many are lithographed or stenciled.some of these are going up in value by the day, mostly Gas & Oil, Automotive and other rare signs .The more colors the more they are worth  We have many and will try and get photos soon.I buy, sell and trade all types of these signs.

Few examples are as below

  • Ford
  • Chevrolet
  • Buick
  • Pontiac
  • Oldsmobile
  • Rambler
  • Jeep
  • Willys
  • Nash

Others brands like Gas & Oil are Mobil, Shell, Chevron, Esso, Exon, Gulf Hancock ..Husky, Holiday, Lietning, Marathon, Sunoco; Clark Conoco,  Coca Cola, soda, ,Pepsi, Orange Crush, Grape Crush, Lime, Lemon. Dr. Pepper, 7-Up, Bubble Up, and the many other 100’s of  soda pop makers…there are also tobacco, cigars, cigarettes , pipe, chewing…also products such as clothing, shoes, shirts, jeans …then we have transportation advertising which includes planes, trains, automobiles, trucks,cars, ships, boats, buses and just a few of these brands are airlines like Northwest, TWA, United, Southwest and some of the different planes would be Piper Cub, Cessna, Boeing, Beechcraft and probably a 1000 others….an example of different signs for Bus Lines would be , Greyhound, jefferson Lines, Trailways, MTA and many others…some of the Railroad lines would be, Soo Line railroad, Great Northern, and the triangle lines from Chicago to St. Louis, and Kansas City the Transcontinental , Short Line  and many more of these….These old signs are very collectible and have been appreciating in value more than most collectibles. Porcelain signs come in a variety of sizes styles and colors…They are some of the most collectible advertising sign in the industry because of there long lasting beauty…we have many and below are some we have however we have m,any more…..Our inventory changes daily and i will try and keep this website up to date as much as possible

Vintage Porcelain Signs & Old Antique Signs Are Collectible

Old porcelain & many other form of vintage antique advertising have become collectible & valuable.  Hence their beauty, long lasting historic value make great art for the wall & discussion pieces. Used to advertise all products from A-Z with key products being Automobile, Gas & Oil, Soda , Household Appliances, , Food , Beer etc.etc.  While key genres were Porcelain, Tin Lithograph, Zinc , Wood, modern times have changed a bit.  Hence, tin, plastic, cardboard, LED’s.Vintage porcelain signs

In the 1880’s porcelain signs were introduced in Europe , then USA started making them in the late 1800;s. Different colors of Powdered glass was stenciled  then fused by baking to rolled steel , then in later times the powder was silk screened to the steel. In conclusion these made a very durable sign that has even lasted into modern times. Finally porcelain sign were phased out because of high production cost. Less durable  Tin signs were also popular until the 1920’s  however they also fell out of favor. These types of  signs were usually painted , lithographed , screen printed or stamped and were much less durable.

Neon signs……Vintage Neon Porcelain signs

Neon signs moved to America in the late 1920’s and became very popular. The 1st neon sign was introduced in 1912 to a Paris Barber. Because these signs were also expensive to make as these glass tubes were hand blown & bent to form the letters or graphics. Then they were then filled with inert gases or neon, processed and then hooked to a high voltage transformer to get the desired effect.  As a result these tubes were very fragile and often times they broke.  Later in the 1940’s & 50’s these custom made  signs were made in smaller quantities for business’s like Auto Dealerships, Clubs, Bars , Restaurants, etc. .. Mass produced modern neon signs  have also become popular with collectors. Most of all these brands are Soda, Beer, Candy, Tobacco and other up coming events.

There are many other types and categories of Vintage Sign collectible formats also. Examples would be, Door Pushes & Pulls, Paper, Cardboard, glass ….Although some collectors focus on certain fields & even narrow it down further to certain brands we collect everything from A-Z in Antique Advertising. Some of these fields like Oil^ Gas , automobile , Beer, Soda have become very collectible and expensive.

Before you start collecting anything, due your homework, there are many thieves out there who will gladly take your money for new current reproductions or fantasy pieces, Also beware of restored signs being sold as all original….

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