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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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2 East TN Bottles, inc. Knoxville Brewing Company and Livona Dairy

January 21, 2017, 9:00 AM EST
Knoxville , TN, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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2005 Chicago White Sox World Series Commemorative Magazine

January 21, 2017, 12:15 PM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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1990 Budweiser Commerative Mug

January 21, 2017, 12:15 PM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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Vintage  Harley Davidson Patch

January 21, 2017, 12:15 PM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$15 (starting bid)

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Vintage  Harley Davidson Patch

January 21, 2017, 12:15 PM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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Vintage  Harley Davidson Patch

January 21, 2017, 12:15 PM CST
Chicago, IL, USA

$35 (starting bid)

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Lot of 2 Advertising Plates - One signed

January 21, 2017, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Lot of 5 Coe's Ribbon Leaf Gold XX - One Dated back to Jan. 1937

January 21, 2017, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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A Baumet Cream Cheese Relish Advertising Box

January 21, 2017, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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A Lot of 3 Vintage Tin Can Beer- 1960's-1970's

January 21, 2017, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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A J&P Coats Best Six Card Sign - AAA Sign Company

January 21, 2017, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Coca Cola 1950 Chevrolet 1/25 Scale

January 21, 2017, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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Coca Cola 1950 Chevrolet 1/25 Scale

January 21, 2017, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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A Yorkraft Wooden Sign

January 21, 2017, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Lot of 2 RARE Soda Carriers - Pepsi Cola Carrier and Diet-Rite Cola Carrier

January 21, 2017, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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2000 Now Showing Coca Cola Box Set

January 21, 2017, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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A Miniature Blatz Beer Company Porcelain Stein

January 21, 2017, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Lot of 4 Fans - Vintage

January 21, 2017, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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Lot of Two Black and White Postcards - Join the Army

January 21, 2017, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Lot of Two Black and White Postcards - Join the Army

January 21, 2017, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Lot of Two Black and White Postcards - Join the Army

January 21, 2017, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Lot of Two Black and White Postcards - Join the Army

January 21, 2017, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Lot of Two Black and White Postcards - Join the Army

January 21, 2017, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Lot of Two Black and White Postcards - Join the Army

January 21, 2017, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Lot of Two Black and White Postcards - Join the Army

January 21, 2017, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Lot of Two Black and White Postcards - Join the Army

January 21, 2017, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Lot of Two Black and White Postcards - Join the Army

January 21, 2017, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Lot of Two Black and White Postcards - Join the Army

January 21, 2017, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Lot of Two Black and White Postcards - Join the Army

January 21, 2017, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Lot of Two Black and White Postcards - Join the Army

January 21, 2017, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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A Blumenkinder Sign by Goebel

January 21, 2017, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$15 (starting bid)

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A Public Telephone 5¢ - Metal Sign - Vintage

January 21, 2017, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Coca Cola YoYo - Russell (?) Super YoYo

January 21, 2017, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$15 (starting bid)

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A Lot of 3 Advertising Ashtrays

January 21, 2017, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Album advertising patches includes Rosella, Bisto with Travel Welsh, etc (1

January 22, 2017, 12:00 PM AEDT
Balgowlah, Australia

AUD40 (starting bid)

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Album assorted Police, Sport & Advertising (124)

January 22, 2017, 12:00 PM AEDT
Balgowlah, Australia

AUD40 (starting bid)

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Five Albums assorted Police, Space, Russian Advertising, Sport, USA etc (29

January 22, 2017, 12:00 PM AEDT
Balgowlah, Australia

AUD45 (1 bid)

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Various NSW Police Wanted posters includes Suspected Murder Donald McKay an

January 22, 2017, 12:00 PM AEDT
Balgowlah, Australia

AUD40 (1 bid)

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Lot of 2 Western Ads Circa 1950's

January 22, 2017, 9:30 AM CST
Union, IL, USA

$5 (starting bid)

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Lot of 2 Vintage Magazines

January 22, 2017, 9:30 AM CST
Union, IL, USA

$5 (starting bid)

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Wood Box and Spotter Cards

January 22, 2017, 9:30 AM CST
Union, IL, USA

$5 (starting bid)

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14 Pieces of Assorted Art

January 22, 2017, 9:30 AM CST
Union, IL, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Pure Premium Porcelain Sign

January 22, 2017, 9:30 AM CST
Union, IL, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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Collection of 64+ Straight Razor Cases

January 22, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Chesterland, OH, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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Framed Mail Pouch Tobacco Advertising Litho

January 22, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Chesterland, OH, USA

$50 (1 bid)

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Vintage Cigar-Store Indian Statue of HIAWATHA

January 22, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Chesterland, OH, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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PARAGAN INTERNATIONAL POPCORN MACHINE

January 22, 2017, 12:00 PM EST
Clarkston, MI, USA

$375 (starting bid)

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CLASSIC VINTAGE HAND PAINTED WOODEN SIGN

January 22, 2017, 12:00 PM EST
Clarkston, MI, USA

$120 (starting bid)

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RARE 1941 Magic Circle Perrine Sight Flyer

January 22, 2017, 1:00 PM EST
Alpena, MI, USA

$6 (starting bid)

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1909 Post Marked Fishing Cards from Michigan WOW!

January 22, 2017, 1:00 PM EST
Alpena, MI, USA

$6 (1 bid)

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Vintage Paw Paw Jiffy Bobber Advertisement Card

January 22, 2017, 1:00 PM EST
Alpena, MI, USA

$6 (1 bid)

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Vintage Fishing Playing Cards with Carrying Bag

January 22, 2017, 1:00 PM EST
Alpena, MI, USA

$6 (1 bid)

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6 Weber 1oz.. No. ACP Color Preserver Boxed Set

January 22, 2017, 1:00 PM EST
Alpena, MI, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Vintage Lucky Lures Paw Paw Fishing Bait Co. Sign

January 22, 2017, 1:00 PM EST
Alpena, MI, USA

$30 (1 bid)

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Ornate Carved Bone Note Pad

January 22, 2017, 1:00 PM CST
Houston , TX, USA

$10 (1 bid)

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c1920's Sheaffers Pens Advertisement

January 22, 2017, 4:00 PM EST
Bluffton, SC, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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1946 Wheeler Shipbuilding Yacht Ad

January 22, 2017, 4:00 PM EST
Bluffton, SC, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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1946 British Airways Magazine Advertisement

January 22, 2017, 4:00 PM EST
Bluffton, SC, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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1940 Chesterfield Cigarettes Flying Beauty Ad

January 22, 2017, 4:00 PM EST
Bluffton, SC, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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1811 Connecticut Courant Newspaper

January 22, 2017, 4:00 PM EST
Bluffton, SC, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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