Old, vintage signs are a highly sought after collectible. Some of these signs can fetch a lot of money, especially if the company changed their logo over the years. Old metal signs from Pepsi or Coca-Cola are very popular as a resale item or even to just display in your home.
Finding old signs can be a bit of a challenge, though. Reproductions have gotten quite good, so it’s a little harder to tell if a sign is vintage. Antique malls and stores are a good start. Be aware that if the sign is too cheap, it may be either a great find or a cheap reproduction – do your research.
Flea Markets are also a great place to look for signs. It’s possible the seller is just trying to get rid of stuff and may not be aware of the value of the sign. Plus, you never know what you may find in the piles!
And of course you can search online on sites like eBay. You won’t be able to inspect the sign, and you’ll need to ask a lot of questions, but this can be a great way to find old, vintage signs.
Displaying your collection is the fun part. Hang signs on walls, out by your garden, and if it has lights even better. Old gas station signs are popular, as well as soda pop and dime store signs. Collect what you like, not just for the monetary value, so you can enjoy looking at your items every day.