Old Signs Wanted – Sell Old Signs In Roanoke
Do you have old metal signs, thermometers, coolers, or any interesting vintage advertising items in the Roanoke Area *100 Miles Radius??? We buy old advertising items and entire collections or estates full of old items. e buy all sorts of metal advertising signs and cardboard advertising. We only buy vintage signs typically from the 1970s or older. Older signs are in higher demand. Condition, age, subject, product and other factors play in to the price of signs. Never judge value off of age alone as you will be surprised and some times let don on the value – Just because a sign is old does not mean it is worth a lot of money. Let us know what you have for sale. We buy old items to resell and pay a fair price always.
Brand: The brand a particular sign is advertising for is also an important component to value, many collectors will focus on one or two brands to build their collection around, so someone trying to get a sign for their brand that may seem otherwise unimportant can get increased value if there is a large group of collectors focused on that brand, this is part of the reason so many gas and oil signs sell for such high prices. Conversely, a brand that is not very well known or that doesn’t have much of a following will reduce the value of that sign since there just isn’t the same demand, all else being equal.
Size: The size of porcelain signs is a big factor in value. The most valuable signs will be in the 30″-42″ range since that is a size that is fairly easy to display, but still has good eye appeal from distance. Larger signs tend to sell at a relative discount the bigger they get, since there is so much hassle in transporting and displaying them. Similarly, smaller signs also tend to sell at a discount simply because they don’t look as commanding on a wall. However, some niche areas such as porcelain door pushes or pump plates generate great value but still don’t have the high ceiling you see in the size “sweet spot”. This is just a general guideline of course, there are incredibly valuable signs at all sizes but this is a good guideline to pay attention to.
Condition: As with all types of collectibles, condition is king. In some cases a sign in near-mint condition can bring ten times the value of the same sign as a grade 6 or 7. Additionally, condition increases the value at an almost exponential rate where the difference between a grade 8 and grade 9 is much larger than the difference between a grade 7 and grade 8.