Advertisers have always relied on colorful product labels, magazine and broadside advertising, and even giveaways to promote their products. Periodical ads contain colorful product illustrations so that buyers can readily recognize a particular brand and model.
Collecting paper ads is an excellent way to document changing tastes. Our social and technical history can be traced through the products offered in the ads of the time.
Pries vary with posters and signs being the most expensive. Bookmarks, trading cards, and magazine ads are often affordable for the beginning collector.
The ads can even be used to decorate around the house. You could even be creative about it as well; you can display ads for kitchen items in the kitchen and even ads for kid’s toys in a child’s room.
What ads have you run across that you could not do without?