Some of essentially the most prized porcelain signs are those bearing the discarded logos of latest and extinct brands of gasoline. Other customary items are fun ��country store�� signs advertising every thing from loaves of bread to house paint, in addition to signs associated with other things a collect
or has acquired (if you��ve accumulated a couple of vintage Ford cars, you might want
an antique porcelain Ford sign on your garage). Then there are the tried-and-true porcelain-sign collectibles " from rare railroad signs for the Union Pacific and Western Pacific lines to motorway signs produced by the California Auto Club. Indeed, in keeping with author and sign collector Michael Bruner, almost any porcelain sign with the word ��California�� in it is sought after. And when it involves porcelain signs, says Bruner, size concerns. ��Some of the bigger porcelain signs can really be less expensive than the smaller signs, because they are harder to reveal, he says. That's likely why porcelain door pulls and pushes are so time-honored. ��Bigger doesn't necessarily mean better. I liked to collect things at the same time as a toddler. Things that did not cost anything, like alternative colors of stones. By the time I was 13, I had collected enough stamps and coins to say that I had a good assortment for a child that age.