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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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4 Pc. Native American Tobacco Figure & Postcard Lot

July 28, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Scottsdale, AZ, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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ADVERTISING CHROMOLITHOGRAPH, YOUNG WOMAN WITH FLOWER. FRAMED AND GLAZED 27 X 20

July 28, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
Chester, NY, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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ADVERTISING LITHOGRAPH, PEAR'S SOAP

July 28, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
Chester, NY, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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Budweiser Promotional Items

July 28, 2016, 6:00 PM PST
Las Vegas, NV, USA

$25 (8 bids)

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Exit Signs

July 28, 2016, 6:00 PM PST
Las Vegas, NV, USA

$5 (1 bid)

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Barbara Cartland Typed Letter signed with Booklet.

July 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Folkestone, United Kingdom

£10 (starting bid)

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Robert Runcie Former Archbishop of Canterbury sign

July 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Folkestone, United Kingdom

£10 (starting bid)

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EVANDER HOLYFIELD: 16oz Everlast boxing glove sign

July 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Folkestone, United Kingdom

£60 (starting bid)

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KEVIN KEEGAN - Metal street sign,

July 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Folkestone, United Kingdom

£40 (starting bid)

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Advertising - an enamel sign: Colman's Wash Blue For Snow White Linen, whit

July 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Newark, United Kingdom

£200 (starting bid)

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Advertising - an enamel sign: Nectar Tea, large version, the base printed P

July 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Newark, United Kingdom

£200 (starting bid)

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Advertising - an enamel sign: Thorley Cake, For All Stock, Joseph Thorley L

July 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Newark, United Kingdom

£100 (starting bid)

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Advertising - a double sided enamel sign: Lyon's Cakes, 40cm x 44cm

July 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Newark, United Kingdom

£40 (starting bid)

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Advertising - an enamel sign: ''Valet'' Auto Strop Safety Razor Sharpens It

July 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Newark, United Kingdom

£200 (starting bid)

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Advertising - an enamel sign: Franklin's Ginger Beer and Lemonade, Rickmans

July 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Newark, United Kingdom

£140 (starting bid)

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Advertising - an enamel sign: Colman's Starch, 39cm x 59cm, framed

July 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Newark, United Kingdom

£120 (starting bid)

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Advertising - an enamel sign: Frys Chocolate, Makers TM The King and Queen,

July 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Newark, United Kingdom

£400 (starting bid)

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Advertising - An enamel sign: Eat Colman's Mustard With Our Prime Beef, Mut

July 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Newark, United Kingdom

£200 (starting bid)

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Advertising - An enamel sign: Van Houton's Cocoa - A Cocoa You Can Enjoy Be

July 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Newark, United Kingdom

£240 (starting bid)

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Advertising - An enamel sign: News of The World, The Largest Weekly Paper,

July 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Newark, United Kingdom

£140 (starting bid)

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Advertising  - The Jolly Sailor, a wooden advertising sign, painted decorat

July 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Newark, United Kingdom

£120 (starting bid)

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Advertising - Coca Cola, an American bottle advertising thermometer, the ba

July 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Newark, United Kingdom

£30 (starting bid)

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Advertising - a continental novelty advertising sign modelled as a long ste

July 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Newark, United Kingdom

£150 (starting bid)

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Advertising - a pair of S. Allsopp & Sons brass embossed oval frames, one b

July 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Newark, United Kingdom

£40 (1 bid)

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Advertising - Frank Newton, a folio containing a large quantity of black an

July 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Newark, United Kingdom

£80 (starting bid)

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Advertising - a rare Carltonware golfing vesta of globular design, 6cm high

July 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Newark, United Kingdom

£100 (starting bid)

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Advertising - a polychrome decorated plaster male head, 29cm high, possibly

July 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Newark, United Kingdom

£150 (starting bid)

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Advertising - A very large blue Denby pottery tankard, with Denby labels to

July 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Newark, United Kingdom

£20 (starting bid)

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Advertising - a large French red Japanned coffee tin printed in black and g

July 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Newark, United Kingdom

£120 (starting bid)

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Advertising - A Mitchell's Gold Medal Cigarette cabinet, the ebonised case

July 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Newark, United Kingdom

£800 (starting bid)

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Advertising - an early Robertson's Golden Shred Golly, standing, his right

July 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Newark, United Kingdom

£800 (starting bid)

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Advertising - Armstrong Siddeley, a chromium plated radiator grill with mas

July 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Newark, United Kingdom

£80 (starting bid)

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Tin Containing A Small Lot Of Odd Cigarette Cards

July 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
St Annes , United Kingdom

£8 (starting bid)

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Four Glazed Frames Containing 12 Kensitas Cigarette Cards ''Henry'' c1936

July 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
St Annes , United Kingdom

£16 (starting bid)

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Large Debenture Certificate. Appoximately 21'' x 14'' for Egyiption delta l

July 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
St Annes , United Kingdom

£24 (starting bid)

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Tin Containing A Small Lot Of Odd Cigarette Cards

July 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
St Annes , United Kingdom

£8 (starting bid)

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Late 19th Century Printed Enamelled Tin Advertising Sign for Crosse & Black

July 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
St Annes , United Kingdom

£110 (starting bid)

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Lot 2 14 kt gold zodiac sign pendants:

July 29, 2016, 12:00 PM CET
Mutterstadt, Germany

€120 (starting bid)

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COCA-COLA ADVERTISING TIN SIGN, 16

July 29, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Newark, OH, USA

$5 (1 bid)

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Office Supplies, Cards, File Folders, Etc.

July 29, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Phoenix, AZ, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Framed The Wall Street Journal Front Page

July 29, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Phoenix, AZ, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Postcard Of Tama Indians In Dress

July 29, 2016, 12:00 PM EST
Springfield, OH, USA

$5 (starting bid)

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Reinthal & Newman Spoils Of War Framed Postcard

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

$25 (1 bid)

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1952 Redman Tobacco Cards

July 29, 2016, 7:30 PM EST
Chesterland, OH, USA

$20 (1 bid)

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1910 T218 Hassan Cigarettes Stanley Ketchell Boxing Tobacco Card. High Grade

July 29, 2016, 7:30 PM EST
Chesterland, OH, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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Vintage Light up LA Pilsner beer sign

July 29, 2016, 7:30 PM EST
Chesterland, OH, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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Framed Print - Cinzano Advertising

July 29, 2016, 8:00 PM EST
Nashville, NC, USA

$5 (1 bid)

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Framed Print - Buitoni Advertising

July 29, 2016, 8:00 PM EST
Nashville, NC, USA

$5 (1 bid)

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Framed Print - Birraitalapilsen Advertising

July 29, 2016, 8:00 PM EST
Nashville, NC, USA

$8 (2 bids)

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Red Label NE-HI 10 oz. Soda Bottle

July 29, 2016, 8:00 PM EST
Nashville, NC, USA

$5 (starting bid)

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Collection of Miscellaneous Post Cards

July 29, 2016, 8:00 PM EST
Nashville, NC, USA

$1 (starting bid)

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Ephemera Lot With Coca Cola Window Cards 1975

July 29, 2016, 6:00 PM PST
Prescott Valley, AZ, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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1993 Coca-Cola Collectors Tin With Jigsaw Puzzle

July 29, 2016, 6:00 PM PST
Prescott Valley, AZ, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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12 Vintage Issues Of Collectible Automobile

July 29, 2016, 6:00 PM PST
Prescott Valley, AZ, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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A bag of assorted collector & other cards

July 30, 2016, 11:00 AM AEST
Sydney, Australia

AUD50 (4 bids)

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A box of assorted stationery items

July 30, 2016, 11:00 AM AEST
Sydney, Australia

AUD10 (1 bid)

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album with postcards, German

July 30, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Mutterstadt, Germany

€160 (starting bid)

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10 letters/Postbelege

July 30, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Mutterstadt, Germany

€280 (starting bid)

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Album with postcards

July 30, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Mutterstadt, Germany

€200 (starting bid)

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