Apr 24 12
Collecting retro ads is about collecting pieces of history such as old advertisements for products you once used or continue to use today. Whether you want to collect retro ads because you’re a history buff or because you like retro artwork, starting a collection isn’t difficult.
Begin by deciding on a budget. It can start as low as $5 a month. Once you have your budget, check local flea markets, libraries, antique shops and used book stores for retro ads mixed in with other items for sale or offered free in old bound magazines or as loose sheets in filing bins. Some places also offer ads of specific companies and products or certain types of artwork in plastic paper sheet holders or picture frames. If it’s spring or summer, look for deals on retro ads at garage, yard and trunk sales. Some auctions also offer box sales where you can buy boxes of old magazines or newspapers cheaply. In addition to local sources, check online auctions and collector websites for deals on retro ads.
After you find pieces you like, protect your collection with plastic paper holders or picture frames so that you can enjoy it for years to come.