Vintage Paper Ads

Our Vision:

You're probably at this site because you have a passion for the past. We do too! Vintage advertising is a perfect way to connect with history. It's amazing to see how much has changed... and how much has stayed the same... throughout time. Successful advertising has always made a personal connection between the product and consumer. By selling vintage advertising, we're trying to help you reconnect to the past!

Our History:

We've been selling vintage advertising online since 1997. We originally started selling on eBay... and before long outgrew the services they could provide us. So, we started our own website in 2006. Since that time, we've grown to become one of the largest independent sources of vintage advertising in the world!

Our Customers:

We sell our advertising to a wide variety of customers. Some of our ads have become parts of museum collections and displays. We've sold ads back to the original advertiser, when their file copies had been destroyed by flooding or other damage. Decorators purchase our ads as a final touch to an office or home design. Lawyers have bought ads as research material for their cases. We also sell our ads to the individual who might be looking for something special to complete their collection.

Why do people buy Vintage Advertising?

There are all sorts of reasons why people have bought our vintage ads. We always love hearing about your connection to the ads you purchase, so please drop us a note letting us know! Here are some the ways our customers use our ads

  • To frame and display as art
  • As research and reference material
  • To add provenance and value to a collectible
  • The ad features a relative or friend
  • To enhance an existing advertising collection
  • The advertisement features a product/company with your name
  • As a restoration aid
We're constantly adding to our available inventory, so please check back with our site often. Or, if you're looking for something special, feel free to contact us and we'll check our archives. Thanks for shopping with us!