Advertising Tobacciana Collectibles
Advertising tobacciana collectibles are one of the easiest forms of Tobacciana collection, mainly due to its easy availability. Since advertising of popular products is aimed at reaching out to as many people as possible, getting your hands on advertising tobacciana collectibles is quite easy. But the most valuable advertising collectibles are those that date back to their first appearance.
The first time advertisements appeared for cigarettes were in the late 1780s, and ever since then these attractive collectibles have been highly sought by collectors. Not just limited to billboards or flyers, advertising tobacciana collectibles come in a wide range of shapes and sizes, and include everything from promotional giveaways to postcards.
In case of posters as advertising tobacciana collectibles, you will need more than knowledge to spot the difference between fakes and authentic pieces. Only experience can teach you the finer nuances of making this distinction. Also, it is difficult to find many advertising tobacciana collectibles, especially posters, in mint condition. Storing paper against fabric is a great way to get rid of folds and to preserve the collectible.
How to get Advertising Tobacciana Collectibles
Some of the best places to get great advertising tobacciana collectibles are antique shows, yard sales, estate sales and online as well as offline auctions. Apart from this there are several sites, such as eBay, where collectors regularly trade their rare collectibles. Keep some items handy in your collection, especially if you are getting it at a good bargain, as you can always trade these items for a advertising collectible you have wanted instead.
Since it is highly unlikely that you would be collecting billboards, the other forms of advertising
tobacciana collectibles are mostly paper or cardboard. This implies that maintenance and storage are huge concerns with regard to advertising tobacciana collectibles. Paper, which is a little acidic in nature, will eventually break down, especially if it is kept out in direct sunlight, or extreme temperatures. Also avoid humid rooms for storage, and use substances like polypropylene pages to protect the paper of advertising tobacciana collectibles.
As for large items, you will have to first make sure you have ample provisions to store such an item in your home, and if not, it would be unwise to purchase it, no matter how appealing it is. Since storage of so many different types of advertising tobacciana collectibles can get unmanageable, it is best to stick to one or two categories at a time. This will not only make your search and storage easier, it will also make your collection more valuable.
Just keep these pointers in mind to ensure that you are going in the right direction with your advertising tobacciana collectibles.