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Double-Sided Neon Eat Sign c1930s
Double-Sided Neon Eat Sign c1930s

$7,000.00

Once in a blue moon we come across a neon sign with unique, streamline character and we get very excited. This holy grail of vintage signs proudly advertises EAT for the no-nonsense blue-collar joe, instantly evoking an entire vanished era in that one brief word. This sign is all original but fo...

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Red, White & Blue Double-Sided Neon Star Sign c1940
Red, White & Blue Double-Sided Neon Star Sign c1940

$6,800.00

This incredible neon star sign has it all: a unique shape, a fantastically worn galvanized metal canister, and three layers of multi-colored tubing (red, white and blue, of course). Found in the fields of Texas (the Lone Star State), this sign is all original but for the tubes - finish and constr...

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Double-Sided Neon Eagle Sign c1940s
Double-Sided Neon Eagle Sign c1940s

$11,500.00

The Eagle has landed. While this is likely the most majestic neon creation that has ever entered our shop, it is also certainly the most intricate. Each side of this two-faced masterpiece has incredibly complicated bends, switch-backs and swoops in the tubing, which was re-done by a local neon do...

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Reclaimed School Crossing Sign Remnant C1955
Reclaimed School Crossing Sign Remnant C1955

$650.00

Made from stamped and embossed steel, finished with black and white baked-on enamel finish, this remarkable sign remnant features a friendly looking Jill, who is ready to help her classmates along to school by indicating the safe street-cross zones. A fantastic relic of mid-century design and man...

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Monumental Terra Cotta Steer Head Medallion c1920
Monumental Terra Cotta Steer Head Medallion c1920

$7,500.00

Salvaged from the front of a meat packing plant in Buffalo, NY, this astonishing bull's head is an incredible relic from the heyday of agricultural-industrial dominance. Weighing nearly 80 pounds, the terra cotta proves to be a very durable, yet gentle medium. Note the phenomenal care that was pu...

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Hand Painted Men's Clothing Sign c1915
Hand Painted Men's Clothing Sign c1915

$1,250.00

What could be more dapper? This hand-painted sign features gentlemen of the period (early 20th century) sporting the finest styles of the day: high, starched collars, straw hats and smartly-cropped mustaches and hair cuts. While the Wolf Store is long-gone from Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, this re...

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Double-Sided Neon Liquor Sign w/ Porcelain Faceplates c1940
Double-Sided Neon Liquor Sign w/ Porcelain Faceplates c1940

$5,500.00

Once in a blue moon we come across a neon sign with porcelain enamel face plates and we get very excited. This holy grail of vintage signs proudly advertises LIQUOR for the no-nonsense blue-collar joe, instantly evoking an entire vanished era of delis and corner stores in that one brief word. T...

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Petite Mid-Century Double-Sided Office Neon Sign c1965
Petite Mid-Century Double-Sided Office Neon Sign c1965

$2,800.00

Point the way with this near-perfect green and white neon sign. At 13" long, this petite sign is a fun and useful way to welcome visitors, fitting in wherever space allows. The original baked-on enamel paint and sturdy steel construction are all in place, but we've restored the neon to full glory...

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Double-Sided Cobblers Neon Sign c1930s
Double-Sided Cobblers Neon Sign c1930s

$4,500.00

Once in a blue moon we come across a neon sign with unique, hand-crafted character and we get very excited. This holy grail of vintage signs would have once hung outside of a cobbler's shop, and traces of the owner's name can be seen in the old weathered tin. We decided to leave the faces of thi...

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Neon Liquor Sign w/ Porcelain Faceplate c1930s
Neon Liquor Sign w/ Porcelain Faceplate c1930s

$4,250.00

Once in a blue moon we come across a neon sign with porcelain enamel face plates and we get very excited. This holy grail of vintage signs proudly advertises Liquor for the no-nonsense blue-collar joe, instantly evoking visions of a bustling mid-century deli or corner store. This sign features th...

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Red, White & Blue Double-Sided Neon Star Sign c1940
Red, White & Blue Double-Sided Neon Star Sign c1940

$6,800.00

This incredible neon star sign has it all: a unique shape, a fantastically worn galvanized metal canister, and three layers of multi-colored tubing (red, white and blue, of course). Found in the fields of Texas (the Lone Star State), this sign is all original but for the tubes - finish and constr...

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Red Neon Liquor Sign w/ Porcelain Faceplate c1930s
Red Neon Liquor Sign w/ Porcelain Faceplate c1930s

$4,250.00

Once in a blue moon we come across a neon sign with porcelain enamel face plates and we get very excited. This holy grail of vintage signs proudly advertises Liquor for the no-nonsense blue-collar joe, instantly evoking visions of a bustling mid-century deli or corner store. This sign features th...

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Double-Sided Neon Liquor Sign w/ Porcelain Faceplates c1940
Double-Sided Neon Liquor Sign w/ Porcelain Faceplates c1940

$5,500.00

Once in a blue moon we come across a neon sign with porcelain enamel face plates and we get very excited. This holy grail of vintage signs proudly advertises LIQUOR for the no-nonsense blue-collar joe, instantly evoking an entire vanished era of delis and corner stores in that one brief word. T...

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Double-Sided Neon Eagle Sign c1940s
Double-Sided Neon Eagle Sign c1940s

$11,500.00

The Eagle has landed. While this is likely the most majestic neon creation that has ever entered our shop, it is also certainly the most intricate. Each side of this two-faced masterpiece has incredibly complicated bends, switch-backs and swoops in the tubing, which was re-done by a local neon do...

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Neon and Bulbed Drive-In Entrance Sign c1950s
Neon and Bulbed Drive-In Entrance Sign c1950s

$6,800.00

Once in a blue moon we come across a neon sign with porcelain enamel face plates and we get very excited. Compounded with the maroon enamel face plate is the fact that this is a combination neon and bulbed sign: the rare, one-two punch of antique signage! This holy grail of vintage signs proudly...

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Double-Sided Neon Eat Sign c1930s
Double-Sided Neon Eat Sign c1930s

$7,000.00

Once in a blue moon we come across a neon sign with unique, streamline character and we get very excited. This holy grail of vintage signs proudly advertises EAT for the no-nonsense blue-collar joe, instantly evoking an entire vanished era in that one brief word. This sign is all original but fo...

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Restaurant Neon Sign with Chef Motif C1940s
Restaurant Neon Sign with Chef Motif C1940s

21" Wide x 32" High

$4,500.00

Bonjour! Salvaged from a restaurant in Oakland, CA, this incredible, two-toned neon sign features a fantastically fun and mischievous looking chef, complete with hat and mustache. In addition to the original paint and construction, this sign even boasts its original neon tubing, which shows its 7...

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 Magnificent Double-Sided Neon Boot Repair Sign C1940
Magnificent Double-Sided Neon Boot Repair Sign C1940

65" H x 38" W

$7,500.00

What's not to love about this magnificent five and half foot tall Boot Repair sign? It features hand-painted lettering and shadowing, a fantastic boot shape, complete with heel and rounded toe, and boasts fully restored, bright red double-sided neon. Comes ready to hang with two top brackets and ...

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Black Double Sided Neon Office Sign C1940s
Black Double Sided Neon Office Sign C1940s

14" H x 42" W

$3,000.00

Point the way with this incredible double sided neon sign. The original paint and construction are all in place, but we've restored the neon to full glory so that it will glow for many more years to come. Perch this arrow on your desk or mount it from the ceiling with the handy built-in steel str...

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Double-Sided Neon Drug Store Sign C1955
Double-Sided Neon Drug Store Sign C1955

$6,500.00

It's easy to imagine this double-sided beauty mounted at the entrance to a busy city drug store. The heavy-duty steel arms make it easy to mount this to a beam or directly to the ceiling, but we think it makes quite a statement perched on a counter or mantle, as well. The original paint and con...

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Double Sided Red Neon Cafe Sign C1950
Double Sided Red Neon Cafe Sign C1950

$4,500.00

It's always a good time to eat with this vintage Cafe sign.The original paint and construction are all in place, but we've restored the neon to full glory so that it will glow for many more years to come. Ready to hang via the sturdy steel arms and comes outfitted with an 8' plastic cord. This ...

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Porcelain Enamel

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Exquisitely Worn Mobil Gas Pegasus C1940
Exquisitely Worn Mobil Gas Pegasus C1940

$6,000.00

As one of the most iconic and recognizable company emblems in United States history, the Mobil Gas Pegasus has served as the guardian to many American roadways and rest stops. This astonishing porcelain sign dates from the late 1930s, when Mobil was distributing signs so ornate and delicate the t...

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Astonishing Enamel Clothing Sign by Federal Electric Co. C1903
Astonishing Enamel Clothing Sign by Federal Electric Co. C1903

$9,750.00

We took special care in restoring this incredible early-century Clothing sign. Having never before seen anything like it, we are fascinated by the ornate blue and white enamel frame and the 18" tall pressed enamel letters, each of which is adorned by a set of light bulbs so that this sign glows f...

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Beautiful Embossed Mobil Gas Pegasus Sign C1930s
Beautiful Embossed Mobil Gas Pegasus Sign C1930s

$9,500.00

As one of the most iconic and recognizable company emblems in United States history, the Mobil Gas Pegasus has served as the guardian to many American roadways and rest stops. This astonishing embossed bas-relief porcelain sign dates from the late 1930s, when Mobil was distributing signs so ornat...

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Porcelain Enamel Pharmacy Sign C1945
Porcelain Enamel Pharmacy Sign C1945

$675.00

Salvaged from the front of a mid-century Pharmacy, this porcelain enamel sign would once have glowed with neon lights. Today, it's a wonderfully worn relic of mid-century signage, complete with scratches and cracks in the enamel. These imperfections show the age and history of the piece an only a...

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Enormous Seven-Foot Good Year Tires Sign I C1940s
Enormous Seven-Foot Good Year Tires Sign I C1940s

$800.00

This wonderfully worn and weathered porcelain enamel Good Year Tires sign features one of the most iconic emblems of the 20th century: the talaria, or winged sandal of the Roman god Mercury, the swiftly traveling messenger of the gods. At seven feet tall, the sign is an impressive piece of automo...

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Pair of Porcelain Restroom Signs C1930s
Pair of Porcelain Restroom Signs C1930s

$525.00

While this pair of restroom signs would have been at home a service station rest stop in the 1930's, today they are great relics of mid-century materials and design. Meant to protrude perpendicularly from the wall, the signs mount from a vertical flange on one side (see second photo). Sold as a p...

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Rare New York City Subway Platform Sign C1920s
Rare New York City Subway Platform Sign C1920s

$3,200.00

This sign dates from the 1920's and offers some good advice: Do Not Lean Over Edge of Platform! Even with the earliest transit systems impatient commuters were looking down the lines to watch for approaching trains. This relic of early New York transit history features a porcelain enamel sign, ma...

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Early Enamel Eagle Sign C1930s
Early Enamel Eagle Sign C1930s

$2,750.00

While we are unsure of what organization this eagle represents, we know what he stands for. Bold and stylized, this sign is exemplary of early to mid-20th century graphics and fonts. Measuring almost four feet tall, this is a serious piece of early industrial signage.

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Enamel Country Club Ginger Ale Sign C1940
Enamel Country Club Ginger Ale Sign C1940

$325.00

Country Club Ginger Ale was once the drink of choice in its hometown of Springfield, MA. Brewed to drink while playing a few holes, Country Club also sold a line of golf equipment made especially for women. This bright orange enamel sign comes with plenty of character. The enamel has been chipped...

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Pair of New Old Stock Enamel Restroom Signs C1930s
Pair of New Old Stock Enamel Restroom Signs C1930s

$425.00

These green and white rest room signs are in near perfect New Old Stock (NOS) condition. While they would have been at home a service station rest stop in the 1930's, today they are great relics of mid-century materials and design. Sold as a pair.

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Four Foot Tall Porcelain Enamel Letter P C1940s
Four Foot Tall Porcelain Enamel Letter P C1940s

$395.00

At 48" tall, this vintage letter P is an impressive piece of industrial signage history. Originally, it was outfitted with neon, so that it glowed from behind, but today we are letting the enamel speak for itself. The letter is worn and weathered, with a few scratches and nicks in the enamel, whi...

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Four Foot Tall Porcelain Enamel Letter O C1940s
Four Foot Tall Porcelain Enamel Letter O C1940s

$395.00

At 48" tall, this vintage letter O is an impressive piece of industrial signage history. Originally, it was outfitted with neon, so that it glowed from behind, but today we are letting the enamel speak for itself. The letter is worn and weathered, with a few scratches and nicks in the enamel, whi...

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Painted

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Primitive Hand-Painted Hamburger Sign C1930s
Primitive Hand-Painted Hamburger Sign C1930s

$900.00

Is there anything more charming than this hand-painted Hamburger sign? At seven feet, this is more than just an announcement, it is basically an early billboard! We love the teal and red color scheme and the primitive hand-lettered style. Did we mention it is double sided? A fantastic, folksy add...

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Safety First Factory Sign C1930s
Safety First Factory Sign C1930s

Was $325.00

$260.00

This vintage factory sign offers words to live by: Safety First. It's easy to imagine this worn and rustic sign affixed to an industrial-era machine. The sign itself is screened onto a piece of sturdy tin and then mounted on a steel A fantastic relic of early industrial American and a great remin...

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Mid-Century Industrial Products Sign C1960s
Mid-Century Industrial Products Sign C1960s

$650.00

Bold and graphic, this mid-century sign says it all: Industrial Products. We love the sans-serif lettering, stamped on a bright white background. The tin sign, made by the B. F. Goodrich Co., is mounted to a rustic wooden frame, which stabilizes the sign and makes it easy for hanging. A wonderful...

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Bold and Graphic Foodcraft Sign C1940s
Bold and Graphic Foodcraft Sign C1940s

$1,500.00

When it comes to vintage signage, we have a soft spot for great fonts and graphics. Fortunately, this sign offers a (literal) cornucopia of both. We love the weathered red-painted steel, which has been screened with a fantastic graphic of a cornucopia laden with vitals: bread, flour, coffee, mayo...

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Oculist's Advertising Thermometer C1880
Oculist's Advertising Thermometer C1880

$1,800.00

his optician's thermometer is a brilliant example of early utilitarian advertisement. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, businesses needed to peddle their wares through something more permanent than the pamphlets that had littered the ground for so many decades. These advertising thermome...

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A. A. Horsfeldt Real Estate Sign C1940s
A. A. Horsfeldt Real Estate Sign C1940s

Was $125.00

$90.00

Own a piece of Portland property with this mid-century A.A. Horsfeldt sign. Alva Arthur Horsfeldt was one of Portland's most prolific real estate brokers and a beloved civil servant. Love this sign for the history it carries with it, as well as the great mid-century fonts and graphics.

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Locksmith Trade Sign, c1940
Locksmith Trade Sign, c1940

Was $750.00

$600.00

While the key to happiness may be elusive, you could certainly do yourself a good turn with this vintage hand-painted sign. Salvaged from a 1940s locksmith's shop, it still has its original paint and mounting brackets.

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Munyon's Homeopathic Remedies Sign C1890s
Munyon's Homeopathic Remedies Sign C1890s

$250.00

An infamous snake-oil salesman, James M. Munyon's promising career as a "homoeopathic" [sic] medical professional was marred by scandal, despite his promise of "positive cures" for any ailment. This fantastic relic, which features brightly colored font and a pattern of Victorian style fretwork ar...

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Rusted Construction Site Caution Sign C1960s
Rusted Construction Site Caution Sign C1960s

$120.00

We love the way rust has eaten away at the base of this reclaimed construction site sign. In fantastic mid-century font, this cautionary sign would be a great addition to any man cave, commercial space or restaurant. Condition notes: The rusted and worn condition is the very essence of this pie...

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Rusted Truck Stop Caution Sign C1960s
Rusted Truck Stop Caution Sign C1960s

$120.00

We love the way rust has eaten away at the side of this reclaimed truck stop site sign. In fantastic mid-century font, this cautionary sign would be a great addition to any man cave, commercial space or restaurant. Condition notes: The rusted and worn condition is the very essence of this piece...

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Free_to_ship_bug Set of Three New Old Stock Reflective Danger Signs C1930s
Set of Three New Old Stock Reflective Danger Signs C1930s

Sold as a set of three.

$155.00

Meant to mark the entrance to a mine shaft, these handy little Danger signs feature double sided decals, a reflective-glass-bead finish and a 14" stem. We love that they are simple and utilitarian, yet unique and unexpected. With a dozen in stock, we've put a few of them to make an unusual one-of...

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Rare Hand-Painted General Store Pans Sign C1880s
Rare Hand-Painted General Store Pans Sign C1880s

$1,650.00

We're not sure what we like best about this rare 19th-century general store sign: the dramatic hand-painted shadowed letters? The carved wooden frame? What about the fact that it's over 5 feet long? As the perfect statement piece for any kitchen or restaurant, this Pans sign is ready to hang via ...

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Letters

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White Enamel Letter I C1940s
White Enamel Letter I C1940s

$300.00

At 36" tall, this vintage letter I is an impressive piece of industrial signage history. Originally, it was outfitted with neon, so that it glowed from behind, but today we are letting the enamel speak for itself. The letter is worn and weathered, with a few scratches and nicks in the enamel, whi...

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Free_to_ship_bug Maroon Enamel Letter I C1950
Maroon Enamel Letter I C1950

$65.00

Made with maroon porcelain, enameled over steel, this mid-century sign letter would once have housed neon tubing. Perfect as a wall accent, this hollow letter hangs easily and looks great from any angle. Condition notes: Scratches and wear in the metal are commensurate with age and only add to t...

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Free_to_ship_bug Cast Aluminum Letter L C1960s
Cast Aluminum Letter L C1960s

$85.00

Cast from molten aluminum, this mid-century sign letter has a great weight and shape. Perfect as a wall accent, this hollow letter hangs easily and looks great from any angle. Condition notes: Scratches and wear in the metal are commensurate with age and only add to the character and authentici...

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Free_to_ship_bug Maroon Enamel Letter N C1950
Maroon Enamel Letter N C1950

$65.00

Made with maroon porcelain, enameled over steel, this mid-century sign letter would once have housed neon tubing. Perfect as a wall accent, this hollow letter hangs easily and looks great from any angle. Condition notes: Scratches and wear in the metal are commensurate with age and only add to t...

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Free_to_ship_bug Rustic Yellow Letter N C1940s
Rustic Yellow Letter N C1940s

$75.00

Composed from rustic yellow paint, enameled on steel, the condition of this letter N is wonderfully offset by a few chips here and there. Perfect as a wall accent, this stamped letter hangs easily and looks great from any angle. Condition notes: Scratches and wear in the metal are commensurate w...

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Two Foot Tall White Enamel Letter O C1940
Two Foot Tall White Enamel Letter O C1940

$175.00

At 26" tall, this vintage letter O is an impressive piece of industrial signage history. The letter is worn and weathered, with a few scratches and nicks in the enamel, which hopefully just adds to the character of this incredible piece. Condition notes: Good vintage condition with scratches and...

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Four Foot Tall Porcelain Enamel Letter O C1940s
Four Foot Tall Porcelain Enamel Letter O C1940s

$395.00

At 48" tall, this vintage letter O is an impressive piece of industrial signage history. Originally, it was outfitted with neon, so that it glowed from behind, but today we are letting the enamel speak for itself. The letter is worn and weathered, with a few scratches and nicks in the enamel, whi...

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Four Foot Tall Porcelain Enamel Letter P C1940s
Four Foot Tall Porcelain Enamel Letter P C1940s

$395.00

At 48" tall, this vintage letter P is an impressive piece of industrial signage history. Originally, it was outfitted with neon, so that it glowed from behind, but today we are letting the enamel speak for itself. The letter is worn and weathered, with a few scratches and nicks in the enamel, whi...

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Free_to_ship_bug Maroon Enamel Letter R C1950
Maroon Enamel Letter R C1950

$65.00

Made with maroon porcelain, enameled over steel, this mid-century sign letter would once have housed neon tubing. Perfect as a wall accent, this hollow letter hangs easily and looks great from any angle. Condition notes: Scratches and wear in the metal are commensurate with age and only add to t...

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Free_to_ship_bug Blue Enamel Sign Letter E C1950
Blue Enamel Sign Letter E C1950

$95.00

Made with the perfect hue of cobalt blue porcelain, enameled over steel, this dapper sign letter would once have hung along the cornice of a mid-century building. Ideal as a wall accent, this hollow letter hangs easily and looks great from any angle. Condition notes: Scratches and wear in the me...

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Free_to_ship_bug Blue Enamel Sign Letter N C1950
Blue Enamel Sign Letter N C1950

$95.00

Made with the perfect hue of cobalt blue porcelain, enameled over steel, this dapper sign letter would once have hung along the cornice of a mid-century building. Ideal as a wall accent, this hollow letter hangs easily and looks great from any angle. Condition notes: Scratches and wear in the me...

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Free_to_ship_bug Blue Enamel Sign Letter S c1950
Blue Enamel Sign Letter S c1950

$95.00

Made in the perfect hue of cobalt blue porcelain, enameled over steel, this dapper sign letter would once have hung along the cornice of a mid-century building. Ideal as a wall accent, this hollow letter hangs easily and looks great from any angle.

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Lighted

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Perfectly Aged Lighted Carnival Arrow C1950
Perfectly Aged Lighted Carnival Arrow C1950

$5,500.00

Step right up and bask in the glow of this remarkable carnival arrow sign! Two-sided and two-toned, this lighted sign has been fully restored and now features 110 flickering bulbs (55 on either side), powered by a flicker motor that causes the lights to pulse in waves along the arrow. The patina ...

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Fully Restored Best Western Crown Sign C1962
Fully Restored Best Western Crown Sign C1962

$15,000.00

While a stylized crown is still part of the Best Western Hotel chain's emblem today, the original interpretation was much more literal. At 5' tall, this incredible lighted crown sign has been fully restored by our team of expert craftsmen. The red and gold painted steel panels shine brightly and ...

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Double-Sided Flashing Arrow Carnival Sign C1930s
Double-Sided Flashing Arrow Carnival Sign C1930s

$1,200.00

Point the way with this perfectly weathered hand-built carnival sign. We love the amateur construction, but we went through the trouble of restoring the wiring so that this funky fixture will glow for many years to come. Enjoy it from both sides, and feel free to point it any direction you'd like...

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Double-Sided Glass Cat's Eye DRUGS Sign C1900
Double-Sided Glass Cat's Eye DRUGS Sign C1900

$6,500.00

Made from sheets of beautifully patinaed zinc, this early-century Drugs sign has so many stunning attributes: the 2" diameter cat's eyes that comprise the glowing letters, the faded lettering and the appliquéd flowers on each corner. One side of the sign features a complete set of cat's eyes and ...

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Fully Restored Red and White Arrow Marquee Sign C1950s
Fully Restored Red and White Arrow Marquee Sign C1950s

$4,000.00

This brightly colored arrow marquee sign has been fully restored (that includes a fresh coat of paint and a new flasher). With 27 flashing light bulbs on either side, this vision of red and white is sure to grab anyone's attention, just as it did 60 years ago. Comes with new 6 foot black plastic ...

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Astonishing Enamel Clothing Sign by Federal Electric Co. C1903
Astonishing Enamel Clothing Sign by Federal Electric Co. C1903

$9,750.00

We took special care in restoring this incredible early-century Clothing sign. Having never before seen anything like it, we are fascinated by the ornate blue and white enamel frame and the 18" tall pressed enamel letters, each of which is adorned by a set of light bulbs so that this sign glows f...

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Double Sided Blue and White Flashing Arrow Sign C1960s
Double Sided Blue and White Flashing Arrow Sign C1960s

$3,750.00

Bask in the warm and wonderful glow of this six and a half foot tall salvaged carnival sign. This incredible piece features 150 flashing lights (75 on either side) and has been outfitted with an updated flasher, which pulses the bulbs a a dazzling speed. Even though we completely restored the w...

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Double Sided Red and White Flashing Arrow Sign C1960s
Double Sided Red and White Flashing Arrow Sign C1960s

$3,750.00

Bask in the warm and wonderful glow of this six and a half foot tall salvaged carnival sign. This incredible piece features 150 flashing lights (75 on either side) and has been outfitted with an updated flasher, which pulses the bulbs at a dazzling speed. Even though we completely restored the...

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Enormous Worn Red Marquee Arrow C1950s
Enormous Worn Red Marquee Arrow C1950s

120" W x 19" H x 10" D

$6,500.00

Without question, this is one of the biggest, flashiest signs in our collection. Plug it in and stand back: the thrill and fun of each twinkling light will point your guests to wherever the action is taking place. Did we mention it is two sided? Even though this sign boasts a total of 78 sockets...

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Giant Lighted Flashing Star Sign C1955
Giant Lighted Flashing Star Sign C1955

$4,200.00

Your house will be the brightest on the block when adorned with this classic 4-foot tall lighted star. Originally, it would have decorated the entrance to a carnival or park ground, but we can easily imagine it on the roof of Clark Griswold's well-lit holiday home. In addition to the heart-warm...

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Incredibly Rare Double-Sided Federal Electric Company DRUGS Sign C1903
Incredibly Rare Double-Sided Federal Electric Company DRUGS Sign C1903

$9,750.00

We took special care in restoring this incredible early-century pharmacy DRUGS sign. Always fans of porcelain enamel, we are fascinated by the ornate blue and white frame and the 18" tall pressed enamel letters, each of which is adorned by a set of light bulbs so that this sign glows from afar. M...

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Sleek and Sophisticated Back-Lit Keys Made Sign C1940
Sleek and Sophisticated Back-Lit Keys Made Sign C1940

$750.00

In the annals of advertisement history, Art Deco and Streamline back-lit window signs are at the top of every collector's wish list. This majestic relic of streamlined signage features hand-applied black-out paint on reeded glass, which reveals the words "Keys Made" when lit. Just as charming is ...

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Trade & Folk Signs

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Apothecary Trade Sign, c1880
Apothecary Trade Sign, c1880

Was $2,800.00

$2,240.00

You may not be mixing your own poultices or tonics, but no matter: the pharmacist is in! This wonderful antique mortar and pestle would have been mounted outside an apothecary in the late 1800s, telegraphing the shop's purpose to the literate and illiterate alike. We like to imagine it in a new ...

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Four Foot Tall Ice Cream Cone Sign C1960s
Four Foot Tall Ice Cream Cone Sign C1960s

$1,200.00

Get in the mood for summer with this four foot tall fiberglass ice cream cone, complete with whipped cream! This three-dimensional sign once flanked the entry way to a neighborhood scoop shop and stands today as a reminder of idyllic vacations and mid-century quirk. The cone is hollow and while...

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Oculist's Advertising Thermometer C1880
Oculist's Advertising Thermometer C1880

$1,800.00

his optician's thermometer is a brilliant example of early utilitarian advertisement. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, businesses needed to peddle their wares through something more permanent than the pamphlets that had littered the ground for so many decades. These advertising thermome...

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Primitive Hand-Painted Hamburger Sign C1930s
Primitive Hand-Painted Hamburger Sign C1930s

$900.00

Is there anything more charming than this hand-painted Hamburger sign? At seven feet, this is more than just an announcement, it is basically an early billboard! We love the teal and red color scheme and the primitive hand-lettered style. Did we mention it is double sided? A fantastic, folksy add...

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Porcelain Enamel Pharmacy Sign C1945
Porcelain Enamel Pharmacy Sign C1945

$675.00

Salvaged from the front of a mid-century Pharmacy, this porcelain enamel sign would once have glowed with neon lights. Today, it's a wonderfully worn relic of mid-century signage, complete with scratches and cracks in the enamel. These imperfections show the age and history of the piece an only a...

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Bold and Graphic Foodcraft Sign C1940s
Bold and Graphic Foodcraft Sign C1940s

$1,500.00

When it comes to vintage signage, we have a soft spot for great fonts and graphics. Fortunately, this sign offers a (literal) cornucopia of both. We love the weathered red-painted steel, which has been screened with a fantastic graphic of a cornucopia laden with vitals: bread, flour, coffee, mayo...

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Astonishing Enamel Clothing Sign by Federal Electric Co. C1903
Astonishing Enamel Clothing Sign by Federal Electric Co. C1903

$9,750.00

We took special care in restoring this incredible early-century Clothing sign. Having never before seen anything like it, we are fascinated by the ornate blue and white enamel frame and the 18" tall pressed enamel letters, each of which is adorned by a set of light bulbs so that this sign glows f...

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Locksmith Trade Sign, c1940
Locksmith Trade Sign, c1940

Was $750.00

$600.00

While the key to happiness may be elusive, you could certainly do yourself a good turn with this vintage hand-painted sign. Salvaged from a 1940s locksmith's shop, it still has its original paint and mounting brackets.

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Exceptional Early Cast Iron No Trespassing Sign, c1870
Exceptional Early Cast Iron No Trespassing Sign, c1870

$900.00

This is one of those items that occasionally comes through our salvage department that gets us all atwitter and we debate whether to sell it all. Found underneath the foundation of a Portland building originally built for the railroad in 1876, it is our assumption that this sign must have come f...

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Best's Shoe Repair Trade Sign C1915
Best's Shoe Repair Trade Sign C1915

$525.00

This early-century trade sign doesn't mean to boast, but apparently Mr. Best just happened to be the finest cobbler in Brooklyn, NY, once upon a time. Trade signs are a special favorite of ours, particularly when they are this charming. This rustic wooden sign features the original paint and hand...

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Watch Makers Trade Sign W/ Stand C1900
Watch Makers Trade Sign W/ Stand C1900

$2,400.00

Made from cast iron and steel, this incredible pocket watch trade sign would have originally hung above the entrance to a watch, jewelry and clock repair shop. The sign is embossed and double-sided, making it even more remarkable. One face of the watch has been refinished, with era-appropriate co...

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Incredible Zinc Horse Head Farrier's Trade Sign C1880
Incredible Zinc Horse Head Farrier's Trade Sign C1880

$5,000.00

When it comes to 19th century trade signs, this is a horse of a different color. Made of zinc, this sign was formed using the repousse method of molding metal -- by hammering and forming it from the inside out. While the form and composition is stunning, we also love the perfectly worn gilt finis...

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