If you have ever watched an old movie (think the 1950s-1970s), you might have seen the actors driving across highways and passing signs along the road/highway. You will not find these signs on roads or highways today (at least not the original ones) because these are now considered to be vintage or antique signs. You might have come across some of these vintage signs at a bar, a restaurant, or someone’s home, and this is because these leftover vintage signs are now considered to be collectibles. They are no longer being created and that adds further to their appeal. If you happen to be interested in selling or buying these signs, you should go over these guides for vintage signs first.
The cost of a vintage sign depends on several different factors, but we will narrow this down to just three things.
- This may seem obvious but the rarity of a certain vintage sign plays a vital role in determining its worth. If your sign is a vintage piece that is considered to be a rare find because of its very limited numbers, then your vintage sign will be more expensive and fetch a higher price.
- If your vintage sign belongs to a reputable company that still functions today or to a company that was once considered a giant and is no longer operating, then your sign will attract more attention and you are likely to fetch a higher price for them. Usually, gas company signs and distillery signs tend to go for a higher price.
- If your sign is unique by either design or choice of material used, then it will also stand out and gain more attention. Porcelain signs for instance will sell for a higher price since they are very unique and are now very limited in number.