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Advertising, Paper & Ephemera

People have bought and sold goods since ancient times, and they have advertised their goods for sale for just as long. Ancient Egyptians used steel carvings and papyrus signs to advertise their wares. Romans put up posters on walls to advertise gladiator events, and in the Middle Ages, town criers would call out when and where local open markets would be held.

Advertising changed dramatically with the invention of the printing press around 1440. Print advertising suddenly became affordable, allowing businesses to reach many more people through newspapers and fliers than they ever had before. Classified ads first appeared in 1631 in France, and in 1891, Sears ran the first direct marketing campaign in when it mailed postcards to 8,000 potential customers.

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ANTIQUE ROWNTREES ELECT COCO SIGN

September 29, 2016, 10:30 AM BST
Moneygall, Ireland

€60 (starting bid)

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Kipling (Rudyard) - For All We Have & Are;

September 29, 2016, 1:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£100 (starting bid)

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Bond, James Bond.- - a quantity of ephemera relating mostly to the film series

September 29, 2016, 1:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£50 (starting bid)

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King (Francis) - Never Again,

September 29, 2016, 1:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£100 (starting bid)

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King (Stephen) - The Bazaar of Bad Dreams,

September 29, 2016, 1:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£150 (starting bid)

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September 29, 2016, 1:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£50 (starting bid)

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Ryan (John) - Captain Pugwash original drawings,

September 29, 2016, 1:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£50 (starting bid)

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Ayling (S E B?) - British Greeting Cards,

September 29, 2016, 1:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£40 (starting bid)

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Notice boards.- - a group of illustrated notice boards,

September 29, 2016, 1:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£100 (starting bid)

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Understanding gardening.- - Understanding Gardening,

September 29, 2016, 1:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£150 (starting bid)

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Understanding Science.- - a group of illustrations from Understanding Science magaine,

September 29, 2016, 1:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£150 (starting bid)

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Venus (Sylvia I) - Enid Blyton's Storytime,

September 29, 2016, 1:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£150 (1 bid)

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LARI PITTMAN | Untitled #32 (A Decorated Chronology of Insistence and Resignation)

September 29, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$60,000 (starting bid)

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1940s WORLD WAR II STREET SIGN, 'GRAF ZEPPELIN PLATZ'

September 29, 2016, 11:00 AM CST
St. Louis, MO, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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TOBACCO CARDS 1930s 'DIE EROBERUNG DER LUFT' (VOLS I & II)

September 29, 2016, 11:00 AM CST
St. Louis, MO, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Share Certificates etc C1930's-60's Lot of approx 50. UK & Canada

September 29, 2016, 6:00 PM GMT
Chesterfield, United Kingdom

£20 (starting bid)

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(ADVERTISING.) (OFFICE SUPPLIES.) Salesman's sample album.

September 29, 2016, 1:30 PM EST
New York, NY, USA

$500 (2 bids)

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(ADVERTISING.) (LAUREL & HARDY.) Traveling Show Sign.

September 29, 2016, 1:30 PM EST
New York, NY, USA

$450 (1 bid)

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(ADVERTISING.) LARRY AUSTIN. Miriam Haskell Jewelry.

September 29, 2016, 1:30 PM EST
New York, NY, USA

$600 (starting bid)

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Antique G&B Model T-176 Visible Gas Pump

September 29, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Scottsdale, AZ, USA

$800 (5 bids)

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Antique Visible Gas Pump

September 29, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Scottsdale, AZ, USA

$800 (3 bids)

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Crown Gasoline Visible Gas Pump w/ Glass Crown

September 29, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Scottsdale, AZ, USA

$600 (2 bids)

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Antique Sky Chief Restored Visible Gas Pump

September 29, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Scottsdale, AZ, USA

$400 (4 bids)

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Mobile Double Sided Gas Pump

September 29, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Scottsdale, AZ, USA

$550 (3 bids)

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Erie Texaco Double Sided Gas Pump

September 29, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Scottsdale, AZ, USA

$350 (2 bids)

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A.O. Smith Corp. Richfield Blue & Yellow Gas Pump

September 29, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Scottsdale, AZ, USA

$750 (2 bids)

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Signal Gasoline Double Sided Gas Pump

September 29, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Scottsdale, AZ, USA

$950 (3 bids)

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Mobilgas Special Gasoline Double Sided Gas Pump

September 29, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Scottsdale, AZ, USA

$800 (7 bids)

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Mobilgas Gasoline Double Gas Pump Display Case

September 29, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Scottsdale, AZ, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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Antique Service Station Oil Pump

September 29, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Scottsdale, AZ, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Texaco Red Gas Pump w/ Bowser Clock Model 53

September 29, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Scottsdale, AZ, USA

$1,600 (7 bids)

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Vintage Texaco Red & White Oil Display Case

September 29, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Scottsdale, AZ, USA

$200 (2 bids)

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Sinclair Oil Porcelain Oil Can Shelf

September 29, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Scottsdale, AZ, USA

$35 (3 bids)

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Mobil Oil Porcelain Oil Can Shelf

September 29, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Scottsdale, AZ, USA

$25 (1 bid)

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Philips 66 Porcelain Oil Can Shelf

September 29, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Scottsdale, AZ, USA

$25 (1 bid)

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Polly Prem Motor Oil Advertising Display

September 29, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Scottsdale, AZ, USA

$225 (3 bids)

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Texaco Green Portable Oil Can Filler

September 29, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Scottsdale, AZ, USA

$150 (2 bids)

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Bowser Red Gasoline Storage System

September 29, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Scottsdale, AZ, USA

$120 (1 bid)

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9 Pc. Eveready Mazda Automobile Lamp Cabinet Lot

September 29, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Scottsdale, AZ, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Playmobil Train Conductor Store Display Statue

September 29, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Scottsdale, AZ, USA

$65 (3 bids)

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Victorinox Swiss Army Knife Electronic Display

September 29, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Scottsdale, AZ, USA

$50 (1 bid)

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Vintage Blue Sunoco Gas Pump Sign

September 29, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Scottsdale, AZ, USA

$50 (1 bid)

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Vintage Shamrock Gas Pump Sign

September 29, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Scottsdale, AZ, USA

$50 (1 bid)

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2 Pc. Bell & Phillips 66 Gas Pump Sign Lot

September 29, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Scottsdale, AZ, USA

$75 (2 bids)

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Vintage Original Skelly Keotane Gasoline Globe

September 29, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Scottsdale, AZ, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Koolmotor Gas Pump Sign Globe

September 29, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Scottsdale, AZ, USA

$550 (3 bids)

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Oldsmobile Light-Up Advertising Sign

September 29, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Scottsdale, AZ, USA

$50 (1 bid)

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Amoco Gas Pump Topper Sign

September 29, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Scottsdale, AZ, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Vintage Bricklin Service Fluorescent Light Sign

September 29, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Scottsdale, AZ, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Ford's Theatre Handbill April 14, 1865, Souvenir

September 29, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Scottsdale, AZ, USA

$300 (3 bids)

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Signed John Scollay Colonial Boston Document

September 29, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Scottsdale, AZ, USA

$80 (3 bids)

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Original Scuderia Ferrari Formula 1 Car Part

September 29, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Scottsdale, AZ, USA

$150 (2 bids)

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2 CONFEDERATE TEXAS TAX RECIEPT CSA  MARSHALL TX

September 29, 2016, 4:00 PM EST
Tallahassee, FL, USA

$10 (1 bid)

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MITCH PICKENS MEMPHIS REWARD FOR MURDER

September 29, 2016, 4:00 PM EST
Tallahassee, FL, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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VINTAGE  ROMANTIC POST CARD

September 29, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
GUILFORD, CT, USA

$1 (1 bid)

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THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW CARDS UNOPEN WAX PACK

September 29, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
GUILFORD, CT, USA

$1 (1 bid)

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THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW CARDS UNOPEN WAX PACK

September 29, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
GUILFORD, CT, USA

$1 (1 bid)

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LOT (16) VINTAGE JAPANESE POSTCARDS, AFTER HIROSHIGE. FRAMED AND GLAZED-17 X 21

September 29, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
Chester, NY, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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ADVERTISING LITHOGRAPH,

September 29, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
Chester, NY, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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