Vintage Picks Of The Week – Early American Trade Signs

Vintage Picks Of The Week

It’s time for our Vintage Picks of the Week! We scour the internet looking for just the right piece of vintage to add to our decor and include ideas on how we think these pieces could be used.

Today’s picks are brought to you by Linda at Selective Salvage

Architectural “Bath House” sign

What I Like About It: What’s not to like? The paint is fantastic. The shape is wonderful and the fact that it was probably a sign for a house of ill repute is laughable. Talk about a great conversation piece. 

How I Would Use It:   I would decorate the guest bathroom around it so that everyone could enjoy the humor. 


Midwestern “Red Light “district sign. Offered by Urban Country.


Gilded Cast Iron Jeweler’s sign

What I Like About It: Elegant but primitive, this trade sign is an excellent example of a trade sign designed to hang on the street in front of a jewelry and watchmaker’s shop in the early 1800’s. 

How I Would Use It:  I think it would look great in an entry hall or on any large wall where you need a statement piece. 

Antique American jeweler’s sign. Offered by Urban Remains

Wooden “Saturday Nite Dance” sign

What I Like About It: The graphics are great, as is the color. Black & white trade signs are a particular favorite of mine and the little touch of red finishes this one off perfectly. 

How I Would Use It:  In the party room, of course….or whatever you call your room where you can crank the music up and dance the night away.  


Dance Hall sign, c. 1930’s. Offered by AAWT.

So there you have it! My three favorite vintage picks for the week! Make sure to check back to see what items are on the Pick List next week!Hand pointing right | Antique Design Illustrations

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