Vintage John Deere advertising signs

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2015-06-26 10:32:40

Vintage John Deere advertising signs are highly collectible items of advertising and automobilia. “Vintage” refers to pieces manufactured within the last 100 years and can include items made as recently as the 1980s.

John Deere

John Deere is a US company known for its agricultural machinery. Established in 1837, the firm now employs close to 50,000 people worldwide.

It is known for its green and yellow livery along with its leaping deer logo.

Background

John Deere signs come in a range of designs and sizes and have been produced during a number of decades. Some of the most collectible items are neon or backlit signs.

How much are vintage John Deere advertising signs worth?

Vintage John Deere neon signs can achieve up to $8,500 at auction while back lit examples have achieved as much as $3,500 in the past.

Excellent condition porcelain signs can sell for around $2,000, while the least desirable pieces change hands for as little as $40.

A sand and wood John Deere sign, one of only two known to exist, sold for $13,000 at a Showtime Auction Service sale in October 2011.

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