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What Makes a Good Antique Sign

What Makes a Good Antique Sign

What Makes a Good Antique Sign

Antique signs have been becoming increasingly popular as a collectible item over the last few decades. These signs are collected by enthusiasts, people in the advertising industry, and anyone that just enjoys how they look aesthetically. There are a variety of websites and blogs that are dedicated to the subject, and you will find people who sell them online as well. So, you can find an old John Deere sign, a Heineken one, and so on so forth. The prices for these signs can go from anywhere between a couple of hundred dollars up to thousands of dollars. If you want to get in on this or are just looking to gain more awareness when it comes to what makes a good antique sign, you can keep on reading below.

  • A good antique sign is in proper condition. They can’t be in mint condition realistically speaking, but they should still look like they can hold their own.
  • Antique signs are usually made of metal and this is a popular choice amongst people, but you will find porcelain/enamel ones too. The porcelain ones are rarer since porcelain is less durable than metal.
  • The brand being advertised on the sign can also make it stand out. If the sign belongs to an older company that is still running today, its worth can be a lot more than signs that allude to smaller, older companies that no one knows about today. Similarly, brewery advertisement signs are also very popular because they are fun. Diner signs are popular amongst people in the food industry and you have most likely walked into bars or diners that have one or more of those vintage signs on their wall as decoration.
  • Colored vintage signs are also considered to be more valuable than plain ones.