So many times antique dealers complain about the mysteries of determining what's hot and what's not in the retail market. Is "shabby chic" over? Do people want painted furniture now? What are men buying? I'm having difficulty answering these questions myself, but if there's one thing I know I can sell, it's old advertising, such as product tins and signs. Old signs can be used as home decor but also appeal to serious collectors across a wide range of collecting categories. The same goes for product tins: they can be used as decor pieces but the nicer examples are scooped up by collectors.
This "Super Pyro" sign that I spotted at the Livingston Antique Outlet almost has it all: cool graphics, great color, and it's a nice size that would make quite a statement in a room. It's automobile-related, so that's a plus, and the figure of the snowman is very appealing. The sign isn't metal, though, and would need to be framed to prevent damage. That's the only drawback: