A loan helped me acquire vintage beer/brewery signs from an advanced collection that would triple my profits/sales.


Ken's story

I have been collecting vintage brewery advertising since 1975 and have built up a solid knowledge of rare items and prices paid for them. Since 1999, I have been selling on eBay "meatstout" with over 5,000 items sold and no negative feedback. I also sell at local brewery advertising shows and at the Alameda Antique Faire on a monthly basis, in person. I love brewery history and my working knowledge of supply and demand of the vintage items that tell the story is strong, so I know when to buy low and sell high. It helps my family cover our monthly expenses in my retiring years. Without it, we would be challenged for sure.


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It helps a repeat Kiva borrower further develop their business.



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About Vintage Breweriana

Industry: Services
Years in operation: More than 5 years


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