Do you have a box of dusty old photographs, postcards, or other kinds of paper and ephemera?

Don’t just dismiss the value in those items and toss it out on cleaning day! Nostalgia for bygone eras can be a big driver for value, and the more interesting or insightful an item is in giving us a viewport to the good old days, the better that value can be!

Sell Us Your Old Photos and Advertising Items

Sell Us Your Old Photos and Advertising Items

At Back to the Past Collectibles, we love taking calls and rummaging through those boxes for advertising collectibles, old calendars, rare newspapers, and even vintage road maps. There’s something very exciting about pulling out a cabinet photo that you know nobody has set eyes upon for a long time. The stranger, the better!

Whether it be photographs of what your local neighborhood looked like in 1897 or a postcard from a traveling circus passing through town in the 1950s, people love to look through that window to see how things were in those olden days, and we want to bring your items to that market.

We Buy Old Photos, Calendars, Postcards and Advertising Collectibles

From ambrotype photos and simple Kodak prints to porcelain advertising signage, handbills, and framed mirror art, we want to see your collection!

Here’s a sampling of just a few of the types of photos and advertising pieces we search for:

  • Polaroid photos
  • Beer Signs
  • Newspapers
  • Scenic locale postcards
  • Ephemera
  • Pinback buttons
  • Cabinet cards
  • Daguerreotypes
  • Countertop advertising displays
  • Brownie snapshots
  • Carnival photos
  • Tintypes
  • Porcelain signage
  • Trade cards
  • Mirror Advertising
  • Branded clocks
  • And much more!

If you’re ready to put the magic of Back to the Past Collectible’s vintage photography and advertising experts to work for you, Contact Us Today!



There’s nothing better for us to receive than the good word of a happy client or customer. We’re in search for the win/win and a letter of testimony puts us on cloud 9! Here’s a few examples:


Back to the Past Collectibles is the premier auction house for vintage collectibles and memorabilia of all kinds!

We offer treasures from both our own warehouse and other consignors from across the country.

Main event auctions are held in our physical showroom (COVID-safety permitting) and are broadcast online via Proxibid.com, so you can attend whether or not you’re from our local neighborhood. Most auction events have a 1-hour inspection and registration window, so you can take your time looking over the lots.

The buzz you’ve heard is real. It’s a lot of fun to attend our onsite live events, so we invite you to come and check it out!

If you’re unable to join us in person on auction day, we highly recommend using Proxibid to place absentee bids and attend online.


Cool People With Cool Stuff!

Purveyors of the Best in Vintage Collectibles Since 1990

When you step into our Wixom headquarters it’s obvious that we possess a relentless passion for vintage treasures. Although the great majority of our wares are sold via auction events and our eBay store , our showroom is a constant whirlwind of buying, trading, and selling, with new inventory debuting every week!

If you’re looking to make some cash or do some trading with your comic books, figurines, vinyl, magazines or just about any vintage collectibles or memorabilia, we’d love to meet you.

We’re available 7 days a week by appointment! Open to the public on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Come and visit! You’ll feel right at home.