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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

1898 Calendar Booklet ME Wheeler Advance Fertilizers

$18.00
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Framed Mother & Daughter In Capes Lithograph Calendar Print Mid 1800's Fashions

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1996 Olivia De Berardinis Nude Risque Wall Calendar

$19.99
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1996 Chaos Comics Lady Death Wall Calendar

$14.99
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1893 5 1/2" Hoods Sarsaparilla Calendar

$40.00
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HARLEY-DAVIDSON Vintage 1994 POLICE MOTOR CYCLES CALENDAR

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Victoriana 1996 Diary

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Man Fly Fishing "The Singing Rod" Mt's, Trees, Salesman Sample Large Print 1950s

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3 Set-Great EGRET 2018 CALENDAR BOOKMARK White Bird Heron Art Book Card Figurine

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3 Set-Great EGRET 2018 CALENDAR BOOKMARK White Bird Heron Book Card Art Figurine

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Vintage Advertising Calendars

Luis Royo - Fantasy Art - Calendar 2007 "Subversive Beauty" Heavy Metal

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2013 "Les Chats... vus par Dubout" Calendar, Cats in Black & White, New/Unopened

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Frank Sinatra Calendar lot Brand New In Plastic 2000 2001 2004 2005 2008 

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1939 Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. Springfield calendar

$8.00
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2011 Debi Hron Kitty Cat Pocket Calendar, Brand New, Never Opened

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1956 Coronet Kiddie Calendar Cole's Ice Cream Co. Omro WI

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Centiry Calendial 100 Year Calendar. 1901-2000

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Vintage 1934 THE SCOTSMAN Paper Ad Picture Calendar 52 Photographs Inside

$8.50
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Samuel Chamberlain New England Image published 1962

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Tony Mauro - Fantasy Art - "When Darkness Falls" Wall Art Calendar 2007

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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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