Tag Archives: Signs

What’s Selling on eBay: March 2017

What's Selling on eBay: March 2017

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $4,306.60 (46 bids, 20 bidders): ca. 1905 Antique Heddon Dowagiac Killer #400 Fishing Lure Original Box. This is the box only. Box has an early label and identifies this as “Copper No 400”. Box

Buckeye Stages System porcelain bus depot sign brings in $52,200 at Showtime Auction’s October auction

The Oct. 7th-9th event, with over 2,000 lots, was held at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds ANN ARBOR, Mich. – A Buckeye Stages System bus depot sign sold for $52,200 at an auction held October 7th-9th by Showtime Auction Services,

What’s Selling on eBay: September 2016

What's Selling on eBay: September 2016

By Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $1,140 (46 bids, 13 bidders): Art Deco Tharaud Limoges Pierrot Holding A Globe Lampe Berger. In excellent condition, no chips no cracks. About 9 3/4″ high. Extremely rare Art Deco Pierrot Lampe Berger. (Photo:

Road Art

Road Art

By Don Weberg While motoring enthusiasts normally collect cars, motorcycles and trucks as the obvious items of choice, they also frequently accumulate collections of associated paraphernalia known to Mecum Auctions as Road Artô. Known also as Automobilia or Petroliana, Road

Publisher’s Corner: August 2016

Publishers Corner: August 2016

The Art of Appeal Maxine Carter-Lome Like many of the topics we cover in this magazine, “Advertising” is a broad category assigned to a wide variety of collectibles, including signs, posters, serving trays, calendars, clocks, product packaging, store displays, and

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Musgo Gasoline sign, $164,700, Morphy’s

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Musgo Gasoline sign  featuring an Indian in full headdress graphics sold for $164,700 at a Premier Automobilia and Petroliana Auction held Jan. 9-10 by Morphy’s in Denver, Pa.

A Primer for Collecting Advertising Signs

A Primer for Collecting Advertising Signs

By John Mancino Ask just about any antique dealer what is the hottest thing selling today and most would say advertising, especially signs. In the past few years, advertising and signs have risen to the top of the collectors lists.

Beauty In Advertising

Beauty In Advertising The Alluring Images of Ladies from the Victorian Era by Chris H. Beyer A wise man once noted that pretty women have been selling us things since the beginning of time. Images of attractive women have long

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Aetna Insurance Co. sign, $51,300, Showtime Auction

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Aetna Insurance Co. sign, $51,300, Showtime Auction

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Aetna Insurance Co. sign, $51,300, Showtime Auction Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall An Aetna Insurance Company reverse glass painted sign with mother of pearl inlay, 34 inches square and in excellent condition,

The Beautiful Art of Advertising: Signs and Calendars

The Beautiful Art of Advertising: Signs and Calendars

The Beautiful Art of Advertising: Signs and Calendars By Michael and Lori Eckles From 1880 to 1920 the best, and sometimes only, way to get your company or product name known was to print signs that were placed on the