Also check out my NEW booth at "Winter Wolf". Just getting started as of 11/28/10.
Retired USAF Master Sgt. living the good life with wife Shirley and little Shih Tzu "Oliver" in the Great Pacific NW. We support military veterans causes and animal welfare causes.
My booth specializes in vintage magazine ads. I'm particularly interested in what I call the "golden age" of print ads; the 1940's through 1960's, so we will specialize there. We will occasionally be listing other items as well.
Who would want to buy old ads besides a collector or advertising junkie? Well, they DO make different and thoughtful gifts. Anyone who owns a tavern, an auto repair or parts shop, smoke shop, a travel agency, etc. sometimes find that framed copies of vintage ads related to their business or interests make a nice conversation piece or decorative focal point.
For instance, all of my ads for watches are already spoken for by a friend who collects and repairs wrist watches. He plans to frame his collection of ads to place around his workshop. A 50â€™s themed diner I used to frequent had vintage ads for soft drinks and other iconic products from that era framed up along with their posters of Elvis, James Dean, and Marilyn Monroe. One thoughtful family got their father a vintage ad for the very first car he ever owned. Anyway, you get the idea.