Are you a fan of antique metal signs but unable to find one? Regardless of age, everyone is in awe of the old-style advertising signs that were common before 2000. No matter how well-designed today’s signs are, none can compete with the typical vintage designs. It’s because they used to be of specific and limited colors, particular materials, and a certain degree of quality. Either designs evolved out of them or the vintage signs were deemed as a mismatch with the new century. However, the designs are now more cherished than ever, and instead of designing new ones (which is hardly possible now), we all want to decorate our walls with the 80s’ and 90s’ nostalgia – metal advertising signs.
Where to find them?
So, how do you find signs that no one can? Like you, many others were a fan of the signs, and they decided to collect these signs as a hobby. Fast-forward now, the exquisite pieces of metals are valuable and worth auctions. Many collectors sell antique metal signs. Don’t get dismayed; you won’t have to drive around towns to find them. The store owners have gone online!
What do the stores offer?
Though the themes and rarity of signs differ from store to store, an ideal online store must offer you original vintage metal signs that are unique and have almost nil chance of being available elsewhere. The signs should technically not repeat as these are collections from different types of local stores. If they seem to be available in numbers, it’s high time you check if you are getting a vintage sign or if it’s just a fake. Otherwise, you’ll find an array of fonts, colors, themes, and drawings. Neon signs are an excellent rarity and a mark of a store owner who cherishes their collection. If you are looking for something specific (e.g., a sign for your store but with a vintage touch), you’ll be able to find retro Auto and Gas Station signs, porcelain neon signs, advertising signs in tin and metal, neon advertising clocks, signs with folk art, etc.
Where should you use them?
This is the most fun! Metal advertising signs can give a wholesome look to your home, enhance sitting areas in cafés (, bars, and restaurants), or make your store stand out from other stores. Suffice to say, vintage advertising signs work wonders and magically beautify any area, regardless of the fact that their words might not complement the area.
The author is a part of an online store that offers unique vintage signs. The signs are original vintage metal signs and have been collected and curated for over 30 years.