Welcome to Vintage Paper Ads!
We carry a large selection of vintage ads from the late 19th century
to the early 21st century. Vintage ads are our passion. They hold the
secrets of the distant past. Advertisements are a reflection of our
society and passions. They can enhance any collection, and can add to
the decor of your home. Our site is divided into various categories to
help you find just the right ad. We hope that you will visit our site
frequently to view our newly listed ads.
Vintage Ads Make Great Gifts!
Do you have someone in your life that tells incredible stories about their past? Did they have a classic car? A first computer? A special trip? A hotel they stayed at? You can help them reconnect with their history! With over 100,000 different vintage advertisements on our site, we bet you can find something special that will bring back memories.
Paper Advertisements Enhance Your Décor!
Companies have spent huge amounts on the art departments of their advertising agencies! Many highly talented artists have contributed to the world of advertising. You can share in their aesthetic beauty by framing and displaying vintage ads! Try decorating your kitchen with framed advertisements of produce or appliances. Garages look great with framed classic car and motorcycle ads! Baby care and toy ads can add color and vintage flair to your nursery!
Vintage Advertisements Add Value to Your Collection
If you talk to an expert in any field of collectibles, they’ll tell you that the more provenance you have with your collection, the more valuable it is. Advertisements can give you extensive background in the history of your product. You might be able to find the original sale price! Or, maybe it will help you determine the year it was produced. Whether you collect cameras, toys, guns, watches, jewelry or something else... you’ll find they’ll be worth more when combined with original literature!
Use Vintage Magazine Advertisements for Research!
In the late 18th and early 19th century, companies didn’t always keep good records of their products. But they did create advertisements! Sometimes, ads might be the only reference material still in existence for a company or product. We’ve sold our advertisements to some of the largest companies and museums in the country so they could reconnect with history. Costume designers use or vintage fashion ads to find period-appropriate clothing styles.
Classic Advertisements Can Help With Restoration
Advertisements always show products in their best state! So, they can become hugely useful as restoration aids. Vintage ads can show you what color a product was, if the item you’re restoring has any missing pieces, and sometimes will even show you what the original packaging looked like. All of these can be a huge help when restoring a classic car, motorcycle, boat, or tractor!
Vintage Paper Ads are Interesting!
Advertisements can just be fun to look at. Why do you think so many people love watching commercials during the Super Bowl? Ads can be packed with humor, cool facts and historical information. Browse through our categories, and we bet you’ll be hooked, too! Plus, make sure you check out our blog... that’s where we’ll try to post some of the most interesting ads we run across!