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Vintage Coca-Cola Signs: Historical Treasures Waiting to Be Found

Vintage coke signs and old Coca-Cola signs have been treasured for almost as long as the famous soda itself has been created and sold. The right Coca-Cola sign will hold its collector's value for as long as it remains in good condition. The collector's market for this type of memorabilia has remained strong, and the options for buying on eBay are numerous.

How far back can you find antique Coca-Cola signs?

Coca-Cola is among the most marketed brands of soft drink. The signs produced by the Coca-Cola company have also been manufactured and used for advertising since day one, which was 1886, and have rarely lost traction when it comes to their value within the collectors market. However, Coca-Cola signs became more common in the second half of the 20th century. Signs through history have been made of plastic, wood, or metal. Vintage magazine ads can be turned into signs by artists.

What determines the value of a vintage Coca-Cola sign?

The determinate factors that will give away a general price of a Coca-Cola sign will largely remain unchanged, although it is a collectors market, and tastes are subject to change at any moment. For the most part, though, it is the quality, rarity, and type of material that determines the value of old Coca-Cola signs. Consider the following:

  • Quality and rarity are especially important when value and price are concerned. The quality of a sign is paramount, and avid collectors want mint condition when possible. However, the rarest signs are usually hard to find in collector quality condition. It's a balancing act.
  • Type of material should be of concern to all collectors. From tin and metal to ceramic and paper and even oil-cloth, there are many options. The material will usually give way to the quality and rarity of a sign.
Finding your perfect Coca Cola sign

What truly sets the collector off on his or her own personal journey is the acquired taste and preference for a particular era of Coca-Cola advertising. On the other hand, some collectors want to find a more reliable alternative investment when browsing.

If you can work toward striking a balance between your favorite period of advertising and a good investment in a Coca-Cola sign from that favorite era, then you can be sure that you will remain a happy collector for a number of years to come.

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