Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Vintage Adverts

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For several years now I've sold copies of vintage adverts via various online venues. One of the by products of this activity is several hard drives full of original scans made during the process of preparing auctions and various other online listings. It occurs to me that this mass of data is becoming quite a useful resource for collectors etc.

I'm not sure if there are any collectors out there who collect just vintage adverts in the way that stamps or postcards are collected. Mostly the people I have dealt with are keen to obtain adverts in a specific area, for instance, those associated with a particular classic car or make. Sometimes there is a family connection.

Martini & Rossi. Vermouth Advert From The  'Illustrated Sporting & Dramatic News', December, 1938.