Vintage Farm Signs

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2015-06-26 10:31:57

Vintage Farm Signs are original signs used in the farming industry.

Brief history and description

The blanket term of vintage farm signs comprises a wide range of items and purposes, including signs announcing the name of a particular farm-venue, signs dissuading tresspassers, and signs advertising products available on any given farm.

The signs have become a popular collectable, as they have a distinctly rustic, home-spun feel which is currently very popular.

Guide for collectors

Vintage farm signs are highly specialized collector’s items, but amongst fans and enthusiasts, they possess a unique allure, perhaps owing to their rustic look and feel.

For those seeking authentic vintage pieces, the best places to look are not only conventional mainstream auctioneers and specialist auctions, but also online auctions such as those found at eBay, where prospective collectors can often find both rarer and more affordable finds.

On eBay, such items often have very low starting bids though they also frequently reach high prices, so success in this avenue is decided largely by luck and conscientiousness.

There are other sources available to collectors, such as the website ClassicTinSigns.com which features a large catalogue of vintage tin signs include a wide variety of farm signs available for purchase. The site also has lots of information for aspiring collectors in correctly identifying unique vintage pieces.

Value

Amongst the highest prices paid for a vintage farm sign at auction is the sale of a Co-Op Farm Machinery sign, which auctioned for $1,900 from Dennis Polk & Associates on 6th September 2008.
A sale in this price range is rare, though not unheard of.

The farm signs typically sell for hundreds of dollars, such as the sale of a Case Farm Machinery sign from Dennis Polk & Associates for $400 on 30th August 2007.

The signs also frequently sell for lower prices in the region of $40-60 at auction

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