Collectibles can range from anything mainstream like funko pops, different versions of the same album, books by a certain author, a specific type of rock you will find on the beach, and so on. It can range from very mainstream objects and interests and can also lean towards incredibly niche interests as well. For the sake of this article, we are focusing on just one type of niche collectible item, and that is antique advertising signs. These include signs that are made of metal and porcelain that were once used before paper and billboards came into existence. Their production stopped decades ago, but the number of people interested in buying them has only increased over time. You will find people from all walks of life engaging in dedicated websites, forums, and blog posts. If you are already an enthusiast or are looking to make your first purchase, you can check out this Lone Star Beer porcelain sign for starters.
Antique signs can range from a hundred dollars and can go up to thousands of dollars depending on the quality of the sign, the material used, the company/type of sign it is, and the logo on the sign. You will usually find advertising agencies taking up the more popular signs as they are part of their history. You will also find bar owners, diner owners, and other old-school places hanging them up as decoration as they tend to give off a certain aesthetic appeal. You will also find them in people’s homes and a lot of people tend to hang them in their basement or their “man cave” since they do tend to remind people of bars. At the end of the day, there is a lot of variety and options to choose from. You do not have to start by getting the most expensive one.