Porcelain Signs: A Piece of History

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If you want to fully appreciate how far we have come today, it is important to look back as well. This doesn’t just apply to life, but to general human creations as well, before the iPhone, there were flip phones and phones the size of small briefcases and so on, before Wi-Fi, we had dialup connections, and so on. All of these past iterations of things are just as important if not more valuable since they help set the foundation for what we have today. If we look into the history of advertising, we can appreciate older ads and means of advertising ranging from postcards to cutouts, and of course porcelain signs. If you are a porcelain sign collector or are just interested in them, you can check out the Vintage Advertising Collector.

Porcelain signs were a pretty popular means of advertising chosen by different companies and businesses to advertise their product and/or services. This trend started in the 1900s and then died out after some 50-60 years as more efficient and convenient advertising means were created. Porcelain signs as a result started becoming elusive and since they are durable and can be preserved well, they started becoming a vintage collectible. These signs were once very popular and effective, and now that they have become a vintage product, they have gained notoriety in collector circles. Porcelain signs are in a way, part of our history, and for people who work in the field of advertising, they hold a special place because of how unique they were when they were first introduced as an advertising medium. You will find a whole niche market of people that are interesting in collecting, buying and selling porcelain signs, and depending on several factors, the price a single porcelain sign can fetch can be pretty high.