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Collecting Vintage Ads


Vintage ads are fun to collect. The hobby has grown significantly over the last few years, and is expected to continue to grow in the future. Everyone has their own reasons for collecting vintage ads. Some people collect to reminisce about earlier years, some like the ad campaigns or the artwork, and yet others see the collection as an investment. For some people the collection is just an extension of their fondness for an item or company. For example, many people collect Coca-Cola ads, and others collect Disney ads.

Most people acquire the vintage ads in one of two ways. The first way is simply by purchasing old magazines from garage sales, flea-markets, and other venues. They then cut out the ads they desire. This method is beneficial in that it typically costs less, but the downside is that it is much less targeted. If you are looking for specific ads, then this method is not very practical. The second way is to simply purchase the ads directly. Some stores will sell just the ads by themselves, while others will sell them pre-matted and ready for framing. In some cases they will be sold already framed.

What do people do with the vintage ads that they collect? While there are many different ways to store and display your collection, most people do one of two things. Either they frame the ads and then hang them on the walls of their home and office as decoration, or they put them into scrapbooks. Many people do both. One popular technique is to collect sets of vintage ads from a certain company or product and then put them all into a themed scrapbook. Some people have even been known to use the ads to wallpaper a room. This was quite common with restaurants once upon a time.

Collecting vintage ads is a hobby that anyone can get into. The ads are generally low in cost, and fun to collect. In many cases you can get ads for as little as $2 to $5. eBay is a great source for finding these ads at low prices. Give it a try today and you might just find that collecting vintage ads is for you.

Submitted by:

John Vanderbeck

John Vanderbeck runs the informational website http://Vintage-Paper.Info where you can find articles related to collecting vintage advertisements.





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