There is an art to buying vintage signs that some people simply would not be able to learn no matter how hard they tried and no matter how much time they spent trying to learn the techniques. However, there are a few things that you can learn here and there that might actually prove to be enormously useful to you if you were willing to try them out. Most of these tips and tricks may seem like common sense when you read about them, but for the most part people just don’t realize that these are things that they could potentially end up doing while looking for signs.
One rule of thumb that a surprisingly large number of people don’t know about is that any sign that you get should look as vintage as possible. What this means is that the sign should have some worn out paint or dents or things like that. Thinking that the more pristine a sign is the more worth the price it would be is a rookie mistake. It shows that you don’t know the actual purpose behind finding these signs and using them the way you were hoping to.
You see, the whole point of a vintage sign is that it looks like it’s from a different time entirely. It is a memory, a part of our past. If it doesn’t look old, it will lose a lot of its charm. While you don’t want something that is completely damaged beyond repair, a little bit of wear and tear is definitely a good thing. Route 32 old signs are known for being authentic as well as for having just the right amount of wearing that makes them look great.