Our Story

As ‘student of collectibles’, I learned from some very seasoned antique dealers from all over.

Once I received my license years later, I decided to become a full-time antique picker, with most of my interest being in old advertising items, with a particular love of porcelain enamel signs. 

As life became busier and the signs became more and more expensive to buy and hunt, I had an idea for a business. Little did I know it then, but porcelainpast.com has been in the making since 1986. 

We offer the same or better quality of the old signs at a much more reasonable cost. These items will hold their value or in most cases only increase in value, making these items quality investments. Our limited production number promise ensures you are making an investment as well as collecting an enjoyable decorative item for your home, restaurant, garage or office.

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