I've been collecting signs since I was like 10 years old and I'm 48 now. Lately I've been trying to get a lot of the local business stuff when they close there doors before the signs go in the trash for ever. Some of the stuff I have is porcelain but most is not since what I collect wasn't usually meant to be hung out doors. I never buy repop stuff even though I own like 3-4 that are but that's only because family and friends have bought it for me as gifts and I have to hang onto them for there sake and while I appreciate it I'd rather they leave the sign buying to me. I think people buy repop stuff because they don't know any better or because its what they can afford since its always (usually) cheaper then the real thing. Personally I like the stuff you don't see everyday and I totally stay away from Coke, Pepsi or beer advertising since its all so common and you see it every place you go and I like being different. I did make the exception for my Budweiser carousal's however, I always like that piece and now I have two of them.
Here's just a few of some of the stuff I've collected over the years, signs come in many different variety's and I like them all......I'm a total geek when it comes to this stuff.
John P. Dayhuff
Battle Creek, MI.