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Vintage Advertising Calendars

A calendar is a system for naming periods of time, typically days, weeks, months and years. Calendars are often a physical device usually made of paper.

Vintage Calendars can be classified into hanging calendars, postcard calendars and mechanical postcard calendars. So what makes a vintage calendar such a desirable collectible? The answer is usually the illustration, advertising or both. From popular advertising slogans of yesteryear to beautiful women, it's the illustrations that draw calendar collectors to their hobby. If it hangs around long enough, most any calendar will become collectible regardless of the illustration since some people buy them for there attractiveness.

Vintage Advertising Calendars

Vintage Advertising Calendars

Vintage 1974 2019 Marlin Perkins Rare and Endangered Species Calendar

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Vintage 1991 2019 Classy Chassis Classic Car Calendar

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1970 Portraits of NEW ORLEANS 12 Month Calendar FN- Mardi Gras Unused Spiral

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Wall Calendar 2018 [12 pages A4] Julius Klinger Das Weib Vintage Poster Ads M625

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Vintage 1953 Earl E. Jones & Son Herkimer, NY Advertising Calendar Shaw-Barton

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Wall Calendar 2017 [12 pages A4] Le Comte De Buffon Animals Vintage Poster M626

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Wall Calendar 2018 [12 pages A4] Vintage Cookery Book Beeton Advert Poster M627

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Wall Calendar 2018 [12 pages A4] European Ski Resort Vintage Travel Poster M628

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Wall Calendar 2018 [12 pages A4] European Ski Alpine Resort Vintage Poster M629

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Wall Calendar 2018 [12 pages A4] Ski Sport Vintage Europe Travel Poster M630

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Vintage Advertising Calendars

Vintage Florida Perpetual Calendar Straw Woven

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2018 Wall Calendar - PAW PATROL-12 Month- 12x24 Inches - NICKELODEON

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2018 Wall Calendar - BIG PRINT -12 Month- 12x22 Inches - Large Writing Spaces

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Calendar Steam Railway Calendar Collection 2003 - 2015

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new in package 8" x 10" black and gold star wars canvas wall hanging

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2018 Pin Up Wall Calendar Classic PinUp Models Photographic Women Lingerie Art

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2 USSR calendars 1987 Soviet space rocket propaganda Korolev

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Vintage pocket calendars Sport 1989-1990 years from Ukraine, USSR 4 pcs in lot

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Pirelli Calendar by Tim Walker 2018 new and boxed with Naomi Campbell

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Detroit Pistons Automotion Dance Team Calendar 2008-09

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When looking at these practical objects as a works of art, something merely used to keep track of 365 days in a year suddenly takes on a different look. Some of the most highly sought after and valuable calendars offer some sort of advertising slogan.

Advertising Calendars have been around since the early 1900s. Major corporations such as Coca Cola have been using calendars with advertising slogans to help sell their products for a very long time. A bright blue 1946 Coca Cola calendar with large yellow numbers at the top and the image of the Sprite Boy head has a value of $700.00. An earlier Coca Cola calendar dated 1926 with the image of a pretty girl tennis player and holding a glass of Coke has a value of over $1000.00. A host of other advertising calendars exist as well. No matter what they advertised, most of these popular calendars were given away.

Most vintage calendars sell today for $5.00 to $25.00. Older calendars do bring higher prices because they didn’t survive in large quantities. Most paper collectibles such as Ink blotters, matchbooks, postcards, brochures and calendars were originally made to be discarded after use.

You can use vintage calendars to decorate the walls of your home or apartment house. Most of the older calendars are colorful lithographed prints suitable for framing. Western scenes can be found featuring Native American Indians from the 1920s and 1930s. Other lithographed calendar prints that can be found are of Liberty calendars, trains, buildings (from your home town), producers of beer, wine and spirits, flowers, worlds fairs etc. A host of other advertising calendars exist and most of these beautiful old prints can be removed from the calendar, matted and framed.

Vintage lithographed Calendar lithographed calendar old calendar Auto Calendar

In addition calendars have been distributed by every kind of business, from giant insurance companies to neighborhood grocery stores. Calendars given away by C. I. Hood Company of Lowell, MA advertising their Sarsaparilla are very popular. Hood printed six million of these calendars between 1981 and 1920. The 1897 Hood calendar came with coupons, one for each month, which could be redeemed for booklets, games, puzzles and other items. A second calendar in 1898 gave away premiums that were worth 12 million dollars.


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