Vintage Bicycle Posters are highly collectible for many reasons, but are also found as vintage magazine ads from old magazines from the early 1900s to the mid 1970s. Beyond the 70s, these ads are not really considered vintage, but are still collectible if you like to collect bicycle-related items. The next few paragraphs will cover why you might want to collect old bicycle posters and/or old magazine print ads that display vintage bikes.
Most people collect vintage bicycle posters for decor purposes. They mat and/or frame them and hang them on a wall in a rec room, office or bedroom. Bicycle repair shops are the ideal venue for these old posters and vintage bicycle magazine ads. It enhances your business by providing decor that is relevant to your business as well as great conversation pieces for your customers.
Some of the old bicycle brand names you will find in vintage posters and magazine print ads include:
- Western Flyer
- Columbia by the Torrington Company
Vintage Bicycle Posters also have a lot of appeal for individuals that like to collect bicycle paraphernalia. They make great prints for displaying on your walls at home or in the garage to spruce up your decor. You can find these old ads, magazines and posters by looking at online websites like eBay, Etsy and other websites that sell vintage posters, magazines and art print ads. You will want to make sure they are properly handled and packaged for shipping if you plan to use them as collectible decor paraphernalia. FYI: They should be stored in clear cello sleeves with stiff backing board and shipped in tubes or in flat Tyvek or bubble envelopes with foam board or cardboard backing.
Vintage bicycle posters and old magazine advertising prints with bikes on them are also collected by people that are avid cyclists. They collect these old ads and posters to show their love for the sport as well as their knowledge of vintage bikes. Most avid cyclists have at least a good working knowledge of antique bicycles.
You can even use these old posters and magazine ads with bicycles on them to create great works of art or for a scrapbooking project. Life, Look and Saturday Evening Post and old bike magazines are the best magazines to find these old ads. When you are looking for this kind of art print, eBay, Etsy and a few other websites are good resources.
Giving vintage bicycle posters and/or vintage bicycle magazine ad prints as gifts is also popular, especially among the older crowd. This is because it reminds them of the days when they used these old bikes when they were new to them. These make a great and unique gift idea for grandparents and parents from the 20s to the 70s.