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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- Soda Bottles

February 15, 2016, 5:00 PM CST
Anna, IL, USA

$5 (starting bid)

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Haapala Hybrids Tin Seed Corn Farm Sign

February 12, 2016, 9:00 AM CST
Tomah, WI, USA

$30 (3 bids)

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Hood Tires Service Station Tin Sign

February 13, 2016, 9:00 AM CST
Tomah, WI, USA

$60 (2 bids)

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Shaving Mug With Woman.

March 6, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Denver, PA, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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THE GRAVEYARD AUCTION COMMENCES AT MIDNIGHT UK TIME.

February 12, 2016, 12:00 PM GMT
Wallsend, United Kingdom

£1 (starting bid)

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THE AUSTRALIAN AUCTION.

February 13, 2016, 4:00 AM GMT
Wallsend, United Kingdom

£1,000,000 (starting bid)

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Cartier silver V.I.P. Dates calender.

February 20, 2016, 10:30 AM EST
Windsor, CT, USA

$70 (starting bid)

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Early 9th century manuscript leaf from a book

February 13, 2016, 1:00 PM AEDT
Annandale, Australia

AUD2,400 (starting bid)

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Member Pennsylvania Hereford Breeders Ass'n Sign

February 12, 2016, 9:00 AM CST
Tomah, WI, USA

$30 (3 bids)

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Amalie Pennsylvania Motor Oil Tin Sign

February 13, 2016, 9:00 AM CST
Tomah, WI, USA

$200 (7 bids)

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No 1-1850 Vilmorin-andrieux

February 27, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Charleston, SC, USA

$120 (starting bid)

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Tin Worker's Shaving Mug.

March 6, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Denver, PA, USA

$75 (starting bid)

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Leo I, - Pope Sermones, edited by Joannes Andreae, Bishop of Aleria, 127

February 18, 2016, 1:00 PM GMT
London, United Kingdom

£1,200 (starting bid)

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Viton Hybrids Seed Corn Flange Sign Vinton Iowa

February 12, 2016, 9:00 AM CST
Tomah, WI, USA

$20 (2 bids)

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Large Shell Gas Station Billboard Sign

February 13, 2016, 9:00 AM CST
Tomah, WI, USA

$175 (6 bids)

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No3 1852 Vilmorin- Andrieux

February 27, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Charleston, SC, USA

$120 (starting bid)

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Horse Drawn Carriage Shaving Mug.

March 6, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Denver, PA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Martialis (Marcus Valerius) - Epigramata,

February 18, 2016, 1:00 PM GMT
London, United Kingdom

£1,500 (starting bid)

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This Farm Delivers Land O Lakes Quality Sweet Cream Tin Farm Sign

February 12, 2016, 9:00 AM CST
Tomah, WI, USA

$30 (3 bids)

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Sterling Pennsylvania Motor Oil Tin Sign

February 13, 2016, 9:00 AM CST
Tomah, WI, USA

$175 (2 bids)

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No 6 1855 Vilmorin-andrieux

February 27, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Charleston, SC, USA

$120 (starting bid)

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Stone Worker's Shaving Mug.

March 6, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Denver, PA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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NOS Monarch Cooking Ranges Tin Sign

February 12, 2016, 9:00 AM CST
Tomah, WI, USA

$10 (2 bids)

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US Royal Farm Tires Tin Sign Double Sided

February 13, 2016, 9:00 AM CST
Tomah, WI, USA

$125 (3 bids)

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No 8 1857 Vilmorin-andrieux

February 27, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Charleston, SC, USA

$120 (starting bid)

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Horse Drawn Trolley Shaving Mug.

March 6, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Denver, PA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Folk Art Horse Sign

February 13, 2016, 3:00 PM EST
Copake, NY, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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VanDale Automatic Feeder Tin Farm Sign

February 12, 2016, 9:00 AM CST
Tomah, WI, USA

$30 (2 bids)

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Big Savings Good Year Tires Tin Sign

February 13, 2016, 9:00 AM CST
Tomah, WI, USA

$90 (2 bids)

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No 10 1859 Vilmorin-andrieux

February 27, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Charleston, SC, USA

$120 (starting bid)

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Grocer's Shaving Mug.

March 6, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Denver, PA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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N.O.S. Pepsi Cola Watch

February 15, 2016, 5:00 PM CST
Anna, IL, USA

$5 (starting bid)

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Suetonius Tranquilius (Gaius) - Illustres Virui, quos qui Cornelio Nepoti vendicant maxime falli

February 18, 2016, 1:00 PM GMT
London, United Kingdom

£200 (starting bid)

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1938 Royal Russian Midgets Postcard, (2) Vintage Indy Speedway Postcards

February 13, 2016, 2:30 PM EST
Anderson, IN, USA

$2 (1 bid)

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Moews Seed Corn Thermometer Tin Farm Sign

February 12, 2016, 9:00 AM CST
Tomah, WI, USA

$40 (4 bids)

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No Money Down Good Year Tires Tin Sign

February 13, 2016, 9:00 AM CST
Tomah, WI, USA

$90 (2 bids)

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No 11 1864 Vilmorin-andrieux

February 27, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Charleston, SC, USA

$120 (starting bid)

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Grocery Store Shaving Mug.

March 6, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Denver, PA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Folk Art Horse Sign

February 13, 2016, 3:00 PM EST
Copake, NY, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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N.O.S. Western Cartridge Co. Primers

February 15, 2016, 5:00 PM CST
Anna, IL, USA

$5 (starting bid)

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Walt Disney Signed Jungle Book magazine cutting.

March 7, 2016, 4:30 PM GMT
Wallsend, United Kingdom

£100 (starting bid)

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Another Oliver Tractor User Tin Farm Sign

February 12, 2016, 9:00 AM CST
Tomah, WI, USA

$40 (3 bids)

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Call For Phillip Morris Cigarettes Tin Sign Large Size

February 13, 2016, 9:00 AM CST
Tomah, WI, USA

$20 (2 bids)

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No 15 1864 Vilmorin-andrieux

February 27, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Charleston, SC, USA

$120 (starting bid)

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Horse Drawn Delivery Wagon Shaving Mug.

March 6, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Denver, PA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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José Rizal (1861-1896)  Student Identification Card

February 20, 2016, 2:00 PM PHT
Makati City , Philippines

PHP70,000 (starting bid)

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Antique Frances Brundage - Art =  Halloween Greetings Postcard

February 13, 2016, 2:30 PM EST
Anderson, IN, USA

$2 (starting bid)

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NOS Mall Remington Chainsaws Tin Sign

February 12, 2016, 9:00 AM CST
Tomah, WI, USA

$40 (4 bids)

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Marlatt Batteries Service Station Tin Sign

February 13, 2016, 9:00 AM CST
Tomah, WI, USA

$60 (3 bids)

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No 17 1866 Vilmorin-andrieux

February 27, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Charleston, SC, USA

$120 (starting bid)

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Signed 1980 Costa America's Cup Serigraph

February 25, 2016, 12:00 PM EST
Brooklyn , NY, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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Boat Captain's Shaving Mug.

March 6, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Denver, PA, USA

$75 (starting bid)

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Antique/Vintage Embroidered Eagle Postcard - Souvenir From France

February 13, 2016, 2:30 PM EST
Anderson, IN, USA

$2 (starting bid)

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NOS Dupont Remington Chainsaws Tin Sign

February 12, 2016, 9:00 AM CST
Tomah, WI, USA

$30 (3 bids)

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