World War 2 Advertisements come from an era of turmoil and war. Many of the ads, information and articles dealt with things that were meant to help people during this tumultuous time. Some of the ads included things about how to survive during war, what people could do at home and war bonds you could buy. Many of these historic ads included war bonds ads within them.
Collectors like to collect these vintage 1940s ads because they hold significant historic information, images, stories, and articles. Some of the WWII ads have soldiers, soldier’s fiances and stories about them included with the advertisements. They are personal in nature and there are no other ads like them nor have their been since WW2.
World War 2 Advertisements are highly collectible to collectors all over the world and are highly desired by artists and crafting hobbyists. They use them for special artwork, scrap booking, decoupage, wall hangings and digital art just to name a few of the applications. What kinds of ads will you find in old back issues of Life, Post, Look and other WWII magazines.
- GM war time ads
- Public Health Committee
- Pond’s cold cream
- Western Electric
World War 2 Advertisements are mostly in B&W, but you can find those with color in them. Most of the color ads are cartoon style ads. There are very few color photo ads in WWII advertisements, but you can find some pretty rare ones. The more rare the ad, the more valuable it is to the collector. Historic value is only one of the aspects that make these ads so popular.
Whether you are a historian and enjoy collecting historical memorabilia or you enjoy creating special WWII and other arts and crafts, you can find these ads for these applications. Make sure you look for ads that are of excellent or good condition when you want to use them as wall hangings. World War 2 advertisements that are of fair or poor quality can still be used for other types of arts and crafts projects.