How to Sell Art, Signs & Ephemera?
Our online auctions are great for selling these items. Specialized collections get promoted to our large network of auction bidders looking for paintings, pottery, vintage signs, advertising collectibles and ephemera collections.
Vintage Signs & Old Displays
American signage is part of our culture. Collectors look for dated signs made of porcelain, tin, cardboard or masonite. Neon and lighted signs are also popular. We are known for selling old advertising signs, company signs and other displays, so our auction will draw large groups of collectors.
Collectors look for signs from gas, oil, industrial, cigars, cigarettes, tobacco, beer, wine and liquor companies. There is a strong market for advertisements with thermometers. Vintage food signs are highly collectible and include ice cream, snacks and soda pop signs such as Coca Cola, Pepsi and RC.
Be careful trying to clean any signs. Usually you can remove light dust and dirt but in most cases, aged signs with a patina are more valuable. It is better to make an appointment so we can help you properly prepare signs for auction.
Paintings, Pottery & Artwork
It can often be difficult to sell art in Central Illinois at estate sales due to the limited local market. With our online auctions, you gain access to thousands of art collectors across the U.S. We commonly sell paintings, pottery, sculptures and quality works of art.
The paintings on your wall may be worth more than you think and you may have valuable folk art. Contact us with information about your artwork. Send us some photos and we'll set up a consultation appointment.
Maps, Cards & Ephemera
Ephemera refers to vintage printed or written material that once served a purpose but wasn't expected to be retained. The most collectible ephemera were owned or autographed by a celebrity. Other sought after items captured an event in history. Most single pieces of ephemera have a low value but large collections can often bring in good prices.
The most valuable ephemera collections include old maps, certificates, advertising trading cards and postcards. People even collect wedding invitations, birthday cards, lottery tickets and movie tickets. Set up a consultation appointment to learn more.