Do you have a thing for antique signs? Watkinsville antique store Attic Treasures Antiques has a trove of antique and vintage signs for sale.
Collectors highly prize commercial signs for their historic value. They advertise everything from soft drinks to automotive products and farm equipment.
History of vintage signs
The most valuable outdoor signs were made between 1890 and 1950 from heavy rolled iron, which was die cut before being coated with layers of colored powdered glass and fired in a kiln. The process made them hold up well in weather. Vintage signs made this way are known as porcelain enamel signs or just enamel signs.
Other older collectable signs are often made from cardboard, wood, and tin. More modern ones are plastic or neon.
Attic Treasures Antiques
We have a wide range of antique sign of varying ages and sizes at Attic Treasure. You can find Coke signs, oil and gasoline signs, and advertisements for snack products and household appliances.
You can see many of our larger signs from the street outside our front door when our Watkinsville antique store on North Main Street is open.
Vintage signs add a little retro color to your home, office, or garage. Collectors pay hundreds and even thousands of dollars for new signs that add something special to their collections. The factors that go into the value of an antique sign include its age, rarity, design, and how much demand there is for it. Size, condition, and how famous the brand is also play into it.
Iconic brands like Coca-Cola represent the best of Americana and many want to display old Coke signs in their homes or garages. The same is true from oil companies like Shell, Gulf, and Texaco.
If you’d like to take a little trip through yesteryear, stop by Watkinsville antique store Attic Treasure Antiques where our antique and vintage sign inventory changes all the time.