Made in every shape and size imaginable, advertising calendars range from single sheet year-at-a-glance pieces to monthly paintings of the product in use. Some of the biggest issuers included Coca-Cola, DuPont, Ford, John Deere, Mobil, and almost all the major railroads. Pinup calendars became popular in the 1940s and 50s.

Older advertising calendars are valued for their lithography, as well as the images contained in the calendar, which varied from advertising illustrations to elaborate paintings. Condition is a must, as is the quality and color of the artwork. Tear-sheet calendars with all the months intact, starting with January, command a premium.


Best of the Web (“Hall of Fame”)

Advertising Antiques

Advertising Antiques

This classy looking British site features hundreds of high resolution photos of antique porcelain pre-war (enamel) … [read review or visit site]

Ad Access

Ad Access

Duke University's library has pulled together an impressive collection of over 7,000 ads printed in U.S. and Canadi… [read review or visit site]

Ephemera Society of America

Ephemera Society of America

Great reference on ephemera... includes examples and descriptions of various ephemera categories, selected special … [read review or visit site]

American Package Museum

American Package Museum

Ian House's gallery of early 20th Century American package designs. Browse the exhibits in slide show mode or view … [read review or visit site]

Found in Moms Basement

Found in Moms Basement

Paula Zargaj-Reynolds’ blog, an extensive collection of 20th century vintage advertising, is a visual feast. Scro… [read review or visit site]



Clubs & Associations

Other Great Reference Sites

Most watched eBay auctions    

* Vintage Marilyn Monroe Pin Up Calendar 1955 *Vintage Coca Cola Calendar From 1950Vintage 1954 Coca Cola Paper CalendarVtg 1955 Christmas Halloween Valentine 12 Girls Hallmark Greeting Card Calendar1952 German Coca Cola CalendarComplete 12 Page1948 Esquire Varga Vargas Girl Pin Up Calendar W/ Earl WilsonLot 15 Red Rose Tea Wade Calender Series Porcelain Miniatures England1952 Earl Moran Girlie Calendar - Kessler Brewing Company - Helena, MontanaAntique Coca Cola Advertising Soda Calendar Norman Rockwell 1933 Original VtgVtg 1933 Great Northern Railroad Empire Builder Calendar Winold Reiss Blackfoot1941 Norfolk & Western Railway Large 12 Month Wall Calendar, 35"wide X 29"tallVtg. 1948 Complete "true Magazine Petty Girl" Pin-up Calendar W/original SleeveAmerica's Favorite Tv Soap Studs 1983 Wall Calendar Chippendales Male Models1968 "coke Has The Taste You Never Get Tired Of. " 13 Months Hanging Calendar1967 "drink Coca-cola ~ Things Go Better With Coke" 13 Months Hanging Calendar1905 August Calendar Card Strobridge Art Litho. Cinn. O Little Girls On BeachXxth "light" Division Cartoon Calendar Card 1917 Wwi Museum Piece 1963 "drink Coca-cola ~ The Pause That Refreshes" 13 Months Hanging CalendarVtg 1934 Great Northern Rr Empire Builder Calendar Winold Reiss Blackfeet IndianMac Therson Lot Of Five Pin Up Calendars Complete 1952 1954 1955 1956 1957Vintage 1956 Rock Island Railroad Calendar - 140 Rock Island Locomotive TrainVintage Complete 12 Page (jan - Dec) 1943 Esquire Vargas Girl Pin Up CalendarOrig 1927 100% American Patriotic Wall Calendar Illustrated W Us Flag EtcArt Frahm What A Beautiful Morning Risqué 1951 Pin-up Calendar Redheaded Beauty Antique 1912 Osborne Farm Machines And Implements Calendar CompleteWest Coast Choppers Calendars Jesse James Collection1940s Art Deco Pin-up Calendar Print Aztec Indian Maiden Invocacion Azteca Rare+Vintage Complete 12 Page (jan - Dec) 1946 Esquire Vargas Girl Pin Up CalendarElfquest 2000 Calendar Greastest Moments Warp Graphics Cutter Leetah SkywiseVintage 1946 Varga Esquire Pin Up Girl Calendar - 9 Months - April Thru Dec.“freedom Forever” Wwii 1942 Patriotic Calendar Sheet - 11”x23”“safeguards Of Liberty” Wwii 1943 Patriotic Calendar Sheet - 15”x20”“guardians Of Liberty” Wwii 1941 Patriotic Calendar Sheet - 14”x23”Aztec Amor Eterno/everlasting Love W Aztec CalendarMarlin Repeating Rifles And Shot Guns 1904 Calendar Victorian Trade CardPostcard Artist-signed: Alphonse Mucha - Summer (four Seasons Calendar Series)1954 **nevada Turf Club & Bar**reno,nv ((calendar)) ***took Bets On Elections***1931 Somerset Tool & Axe Co. Nb Advertising Calendar By A Waterfall R A Fox1901 Reese-hammond Fire Back Co. Bolivar&pittsburg Pa 3 Piece Stand Up Calendar1924 Calendar Plymouth Nebraska John Gerth Dealer Indian Canoe R A Fox Print?Calendar Andrew Christian 2017 Sex Power Freedom Uncensored Collectors Edition6 Different Coca Cola "calender Girls" Trucks, 1/87 N.i.b.1969 "enjoy Coca-cola ~ Things Go Better With Coke" 13 Months Hanging Calendar1966 "drink Coca-cola ~ Things Go Better With Coke" 13 Months Hanging CalendarAztec Calendar Huge Wood Wall ArtAztec Amor Eterno-everlasting Love With Aztec Calendar1952 Withers Girly CalendarLot Of 14 Vintage Cotton Linen Kitchen Calendar Towels - So Cute!Chesapeake And Ohio Railway Chessie Calendar 1961Vintage 1970's Get Into A Koehler Beer Calendar Advertising Brewerania L@@k1930 J.b. Laun Lumber & Coal Co. Kiel, Wi. Antique Calendar Full Pad. VintageRolex Wall Calendar 1966Vintage Plastic Modernist 1960s Flip CalendarGreen Chemical Company Winchester Va Full 1955 Calendar Phone 2-03271958 Gulf CalendarVintage Esquire 1944 Alberto Varga / Vargas 12 Page Risque Pin-up Calendar FineVintage 1965 Kitchen Calendar Towel Linen1950 Al Moore Calendar Pinup GirlsVtg 1920 Girls Club Handbook Contains Womens Daily Diary Swastika CalendarVintage 1967 Kitchen Calendar Towel Linen