At one time, porcelain signs were the work horses of promotion for businesses and products. Today, those same signs are nearly as good as gold to collectors.
Rock Island, Ill. will be bustling with collecting activity Nov. 4-6, during the annual Fall Antique Spectacular Vintage Market.
There are a wide variety of antique auction and show events rolling out the first couple of months of 2016, setting the pace for a busy and exciting year.
More than 500 lots of vintage advertising, petroliana, Coca-Cola, and general store collectibles amassed over four decades will come to auction Oct. 24 through Tom's Auctions & Appraisals.
Bidding is expected to be wild for a veterinary cabinet, advertising Dr. Daniel's Veterinary Medicines, during Morphy Auctions' Aug. 9 sale.
A popular vintage tin sign, by Ithaca, titled “Miles to Church Street Garage,” is among the 2,100 lots to be presented before bidders April 10-12, during a no-reserve auction offered by Showtime Auction Services.
A rare Oldsmobile double-sided porcelain “Rocket” sign, the one that hung under the regular Oldsmobile sign to advertise the auto maker’s “rocket” engines, sold for $6,050 at an auction held Nov. 23-25 by Matthews Auctions LLC