COLLECTING “DO NOT DISTURB” SIGNS
Collecting “do not disturb” signs is not as simple as with other items. You can’t actually buy “do not disturb” signs. They are not found in hotel souvenir shops. They are rarely seen at collectors’ markets, and only occasionally turn up in online auctions. In order to acquire these signs you must actually travel and visit the hotels. It also helps to have a network of friends and colleagues who travel and can get some for you. You can also exchange or trade with other collectors.
What do the hotels think about guests who take these souvenirs? According to some, they’ve come to expect it and even encourage it. After all, they are inexpensive marketing and advertising tools. Some special "do not disturb" devices are too valuable to be allowed to “disappear”. In some cases the hotels will agree to sell these special items.
Our combined collections amass an amazing assortment of “do not disturb” signs, well over 10.000, from virtually every corner of the globe. It would be a colossal task to exhibit them all on this website. We have therefore limited the display to a selection of some of the most attractive or unusual signs.
From this page you can access the picture galleries of signs arranged by Region and by Category. Just click on the links on the left to start browsing through the contents. Each page displays thumbnail pictures of the signs. Click on any of the thumbnails to see an enlarged view of the sign.