About Catawiki's advertising & enamel signs auction
Brightly coloured and containing a variety of messages and slogans, advertising and enamel signs are intriguing relics of a bygone age - revealing much about the cultures in which they were created, the products they were designed to sell and the audiences at which they were aimed. Advertising and enamel signs began to be produced in the 19th century, as manufacturers in an increasingly industrialised western culture began to advertise mass-produced goods to consumers. Advertising signs have entered popular and literary culture, in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby, the narrator refers on several occasions to the enormous eyes of Dr. T.J. Eckleburg - a large billboard situated in a highly urbanised part of New York. Advertising everything from soap powder to motor oil, advertisers produced signs in enamel, because it is a hard-wearing material and more likely to resist weathering and age.
Catawiki’s advertising and enamel sign auctions feature advertisements for well-known brands such as Coca-Cola and VW, along with more obscure signs advertising a range of consumer items. Whether you wish to sell an enamel sign advertising shoe polish or laundry detergent, Catawiki’s advertising and enamel sign auctions are the perfect place to sell your special objects. Listing your object with Catawiki will expose it to millions of potential bidders, including collectors and enthusiasts. Our expert auctioneers supervise our auctions, while our notary officials work to ensure the validity of bids placed. Once the bidding is over, secure payment offers peace-of-mind for all parties.
Catawiki is the ideal place to sell your advertising and enamel signs - start selling today!