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 Antique Porcelain 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 signs 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
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.
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….Thieves & Ripoffs on eBay