How 20th Century Road Signs Became a Fashion Statement

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We know that most trends tend to repeat themselves after every decade or so, for instance, we are currently in 2021 but fashion trends from the late 90s and early 2000s are making a comeback, be it chunky highlights, platform shoes, and so on. Similarly, we also tend to idolize older eras, and this is where vintage collectors and enthusiasts come in. You will find people that love vintage music and have record players and vinyl record collections, or people that love vintage fashion and are usually dressed according to a certain era, and so on. Similarly, another vintage item that has quite the niche market is vintage signs, and if you don’t believe us, you can look into the Antique Sign Collector.

These vintage road signs have become collectible and are used as decoration pieces as well, and you will usually notice these at bars and diner-style or classic restaurants. These signs have quite the history behind them since they were once places along roads and highways to advertise services, show directions, or compete with others. These signs are no longer used the way they used to, and since these are really old signs, there is only a limited number of them that are still in good enough condition to be displayed today. This limited number adds to their exclusivity and their vintage appeal. You will find all kinds of people collecting them ranging from vintage enthusiasts, sign enthusiasts, people that work in advertising, or people that are loyal to or belong to the company or business that is being displayed on the sign. These vintage signs can sell for hundreds and even thousands of dollars depending on several factors and given how their demand is still there, it is safe to say that they will continue being sold as a fashion statement.