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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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Beautiful Hand-Painted Office Sign C1915
Beautiful Hand-Painted Office Sign C1915

$850.00

We love the color, letter type and wear of this great early-century office sign. Complete with gilt lettering and sand-paint background, this stately piece will help guide the way with style. Hang it on your wall, your doorway or set it on your book shelf.

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Perfectly Worn School Crossing Pennant Sign C1955
Perfectly Worn School Crossing Pennant Sign C1955

$650.00

We love everything about this rustic school crossing pennant. From the perfectly aged black metal paint, to the adorable little figures, who hold hands as they cross the street. The galvanized steel pennant was originally affixed to a wooden frame with would have been held and pointed as necessar...

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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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Double-Sided Neon Beer Sign C1945
Double-Sided Neon Beer Sign C1945

$5,500.00

Copy: Worn and rusted, we love this reclaimed neon sign almost as much as what it's advertising. Perfect for a bar or restaurant (really, anywhere), this mid-century sign boasts a hand-painted black, red and white composition, with glowing 'pilsner yellow' neon. While the original paint and cons...

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Lighted Swooping Silver Arrow Marquee Sign C1940
Lighted Swooping Silver Arrow Marquee Sign C1940

$5,500.00

Reliably rusty, this vintage light up marquee sign features 32 flashing lights on either side, pointing the way to your destination. Perfect for a commercial, retail or restaurant space. Hangs from two flanges at the top and bottom of the arrow. Can be mounted vertically (as shown), or horizonta...

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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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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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Try Mom's Cheeseburgers Sign C1955
Try Mom's Cheeseburgers Sign C1955

$495.00

Straight from the good old days of cross-country road trips and road side stops comes this charming small town diner sign. Try Mom's Cheeseburgers -- what could be a more welcoming invitation? Painted with green lettering with a baked-on white enamel background, the simple construction of this si...

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Neon

Worn and Rusted Streamline Neon Office Sign C1930s
Worn and Rusted Streamline Neon Office Sign C1930s

$4,500.00

Point the way with this incredible blue and white 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 sign on your desk or mount it from the wall with the handy built-in steel strap...

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Double Sided Neon EATS Sign C1940
Double Sided Neon EATS Sign C1940

$7,500.00

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 EATS for the no-nonsense blue-collar joe, instantly evoking an entire vanished era in that one brief word. This sign, made by Neon-Art of...

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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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Double-Sided Neon Drug Store Sign C1950
Double-Sided Neon Drug Store Sign C1950

$4,200.00

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 co...

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Early Eastside Beer Neon Sign C1930s
Early Eastside Beer Neon Sign C1930s

$4,900.00

This neon sign holds a special place in our hearts. Not only is it the oldest in our collection, but it also represents a West Coast brewing company, Eastside Beer. Even when unlit, this is a delightful sign, with blue, white and yellow lettering. Plug it in and enjoy the two tones of neon, remin...

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Eleven Foot Long Salvaged Motel Sign C1960s
Eleven Foot Long Salvaged Motel Sign C1960s

24" H x 132" W x 11" D

$6,500.00

At eleven feet long, this incredible blue neon masterpiece would have caught the eye of any weary traveler. Today, it glows just as brightly as it did 50 years ago, and makes just as big of a statement. The original paint and construction are all in place, but we've restored the neon to full gl...

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Vintage Two-Sided Hotel Vacancy Sign C1955
Vintage Two-Sided Hotel Vacancy Sign C1955

$3,500.00

Straight from a road-side motel, this vacancy/no vacancy sign comes fully restored with period-appropriate neon and a wiring system that allows you to turn the "NO" on and off with a pull of a chain. We love the chipped blue finish of the sign canister, perfectly worn away to show the metal below...

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Double-Sided Mid-Century Neon Open Sign C1965
Double-Sided Mid-Century Neon Open Sign C1965

$3,500.00

Welcome visitors, customers and house guests alike with this fantastic neon OPEN sign. This well-preserved neon sign features a bright baked-on red and white painted finish, a simple, mid-century lettering style and expertly restored neon tubing on not one, but two glowing sides. The steel arms s...

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Mid-Century Neon Pizza Sign W/ Enamel Face C1965
Mid-Century Neon Pizza Sign W/ Enamel Face C1965

$3,500.00

Imagine sitting by the warm glow of this bright & tasty red neon Pizza sign, waiting for your pie to come out of the oven. We are tantalized by this fully restored sign, which features the rare and always desirable enamel face plate, seen here in crisp black and white. Originally, the sign wa...

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Double-Sided Neon Coffee Shop Sign C1950
Double-Sided Neon Coffee Shop Sign C1950

$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 Coffee Shop for the no-nonsense blue-collar joe, instantly evoking visions of a bustling mid-century diner or cafe. This sign is all origin...

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Vintage Neon Lobby Sign C1945
Vintage Neon Lobby Sign C1945

$2,500.00

Harken back to the days of the golden age of cinema with this dapper neon Lobby sign. This well-preserved neon sign features a bold baked-on black and white painted finish, a simple, Deco-style typeface and, unbelievably, the original neon tubing. Two steel brackets allow the sign to be hung flus...

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Double-Sided Neon Beer Sign C1945
Double-Sided Neon Beer Sign C1945

$5,500.00

Copy: Worn and rusted, we love this reclaimed neon sign almost as much as what it's advertising. Perfect for a bar or restaurant (really, anywhere), this mid-century sign boasts a hand-painted black, red and white composition, with glowing 'pilsner yellow' neon. While the original paint and cons...

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Mid-Century Double-Sided Neon Take Out Sign C1960
Mid-Century Double-Sided Neon Take Out Sign C1960

$3,500.00

Imagine sitting by the warm glow of this bright red neon Take Out sign, waiting for your food to come off the grill. We are tantalized by this fully restored sign, which features neon on both sides, seen here in crisp red and white. The sign boasts its original canister and finish, as well as the...

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Porcelain Enamel

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 A C1940s
Four Foot Tall Porcelain Enamel Letter A C1940s

$395.00

At 48" tall, this vintage letter A 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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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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White Enamel Letter E C1940s
White Enamel Letter E C1940s

$300.00

At 36" tall, this vintage letter E 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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White Enamel Letter R C1940s
White Enamel Letter R C1940s

$300.00

At 36" tall, this vintage letter R 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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White Enamel Letter Y C1940s
White Enamel Letter Y C1940s

$300.00

At 36" tall, this vintage letter Y 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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White Enamel Letter U C1940s
White Enamel Letter U C1940s

$300.00

At 36" tall, this vintage letter U 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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Giant White Enamel ART Sign C1940s
Giant White Enamel ART Sign C1940s

$1,200.00

Comprised of three four-foot-tall porcelain enameled letters, this vintage ART sign is an impressive piece of industrial signage history. Originally, each letter was outfitted with neon, so that it glowed from behind, but today we are letting the enamel speak for itself. The letters are worn and ...

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Enormous Enamel National Sign C1940s
Enormous Enamel National Sign C1940s

$1,500.00

Comprised of eight two-foot-tall porcelain enameled letters, this vintage National sign is an impressive piece of industrial signage history. Originally, each letter was outfitted with neon, so that it glowed from behind, but today we are letting the enamel speak for itself. The letters are worn ...

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Fourteen Foot Sinclair Oil Sign C1940
Fourteen Foot Sinclair Oil Sign C1940

$1,800.00

Founded in 1916, Sinclair Oil would become one of the most graphically iconic companies of the 20th century. This enormous sign with its dramatically shadowed letters measures 14 feet long, and is comprised of two seven foot lengths of porcelain over stamped steel. A must-have addition to any col...

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Vintage Green Enamel Bowling Sign C1950's
Vintage Green Enamel Bowling Sign C1950's

$895.00

Comprised of eight polished green enamel letters, this handsome Bowling sign comes to us from a mid-century alley, bringing with it the sounds of crashing pins and laughter. Ideal for any man cave. Each letter is free-standing, with handy mounting holes on the back. While all of the letters are ...

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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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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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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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Bold Enamel Danger Sign C1960s
Bold Enamel Danger Sign C1960s

$95.00

We love the bright colors and bold type of this dye cut red, black and white porcelain enamel Danger sign. Equally as charming is the fantastic patina and wear, which only comes with decades of use. Two pre-drillled holes make this sign ready for hanging right out of the box. Condition notes: Ru...

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

$475.00

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 hang above the respective restroom doors. Sold as a pair. Condition notes: Some cracks in the enamel reveal the steel bas...

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Brightly Colored Porcelain Enamel Barber Shop Sign C1915
Brightly Colored Porcelain Enamel Barber Shop Sign C1915

$600.00

This deliciously chewed barber shop sign would have once wrapped around a pole, referring to the well-known barber shop poles of Medieval Europe. The iconic horizontal red, white and blue stripes are perfectly contrasted with the worn patina of this piece, which could be mounted with the pre-dril...

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Porcelain Enamel Balsam-Wool Insulation Sign C1940
Porcelain Enamel Balsam-Wool Insulation Sign C1940

$750.00

An early ad for Balsam-Wool Insulation promised that the patented fiber and wood chip blanket would keep the "B-r-r Out of Breakfast." This charmingly worn porcelain enamel sign depicts a snow-covered cabin, kept cozy thanks to the help of Weyerhauser's Balsam-Wool attic insulation. We love the 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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Rare Blue and White Enamel Push Pull Entry Signs C1930
Rare Blue and White Enamel Push Pull Entry Signs C1930

$500.00

While we imagine this pair of porcelain enamel entry signs would have been at home in a pharmacy or pop shoppe in the 1930's, today they are great relics of early-century material and design. Originally hung on either side of a single door. Sold as a pair. Condition notes: Some cracks in the ena...

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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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Blue Enamel Sign Letter L C1950
Blue Enamel Sign Letter L 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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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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Black and White Porcelain Enamel Office Parking Sign C1940
Black and White Porcelain Enamel Office Parking Sign C1940

$195.00

We love bold Deco-style lettering, so the type on this bright black and white enamel sign has us swooning. Equally as charming is the fantastic patina and wear, which only comes with decades of use. Six pre-drillled holes make this sign ready for hanging right out of the box. Condition notes: Sc...

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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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Porcelain Enamel No Matches Sign C1930
Porcelain Enamel No Matches Sign C1930

$225.00

Seems simple enough. No matches = no fires. We love the bright colors and bold type of this dye cut red and white porcelain enamel National sign. Equally as charming is the fantastic patina and wear, which only comes with decades of use. Six pre-drillled holes make this sign ready for hanging rig...

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Black and White Porcelain Enamel Lufkin Sign C1955
Black and White Porcelain Enamel Lufkin Sign C1955

$225.00

Founded in Cleveland, Ohio in 1869, Lufkin Tools remains one of the most prolific and trusted utility companies in the United States. This beautifully preserved black and white enamel sign, which was used to advertise Lufkin in mid-century hardware stores, features fantastically bold lettering an...

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Porcelain Enamel Texaco Danger Sign C1940
Porcelain Enamel Texaco Danger Sign C1940

$175.00

Distributed for Texaco properties, this stoic porcelain enamel DANGER sign features blocky lettering, great colors, and a fantastically worn patina. Four pre-drilled holes make the sign ready to hang right out of the box.

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Orange and White Enamel No Trespassing Sign C1945
Orange and White Enamel No Trespassing Sign C1945

$225.00

This stoic porcelain enamel No Trespassing sign features blocky lettering, great colors, and a fantastically worn patina. Four pre-drilled holes make the sign ready to hang right out of the box.

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Set of Three Enamel Gas Station Sign Numbers C1965
Set of Three Enamel Gas Station Sign Numbers C1965

$150.00

This listing includes three yellow and black porcelain enamel gas station pricing numbers. If your address consists of these digits in any formation, these are the perfect signs for you. Each sign has two pre-drilled metal-lined holes, which make them very easy for hanging.

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Painted

Primitive Directional Arrow Sign C1940
Primitive Directional Arrow Sign C1940

$100.00

Point the way with this wonderfully rustic hand-made arrow sign. The sign is comprised simply of a muted orange painted arrow on a piece of weathered plywood. A wonderful, primitive piece of Americana, perfect for any room in the house. Hangs from an alligator bar, fixed to the back of the sign...

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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

$325.00

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

$125.00

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

$750.00

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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"APPLY AT OFFICE" Stamped Steel Sign, c1950
"APPLY AT OFFICE" Stamped Steel Sign, c1950

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$35.00

Retro painted stamped steel sign from a recent lot purchase. We don't know how old these signs are, but figure probably the 1950s. Just one of many different examples we got in this fun buy. Act now while limited supplies last - they don't make signs like this anymore. $('#order_cart_line_ite...

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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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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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Weathered Roadside Warning Sign C1940s
Weathered Roadside Warning Sign C1940s

$180.00

We love the way rust has eaten away at the finish of this reclaimed roadside warning sign. In fantastic mid-century font, this cautionary sign would be a great addition to any man cave, commercial space or restaurant. The sign can be dated to the 1940s by the telephone number format - Taylor 4-4...

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Hand-Painted Tattoo Sign C1940s
Hand-Painted Tattoo Sign C1940s

$1,200.00

While tattoos have been a form of personal expression for the entirety of human history, this rare sign likely hails from the era of the art's most rapid rise around WWII. Initially, tattooing became a regular practice among seamen, as it was the quickest and most effective way to identify sail...

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Vintage Stamped Metal Fire Escape Sign C1960s
Vintage Stamped Metal Fire Escape Sign C1960s

$65.00

We love the font, color, wear and message of this great mid-century street sign. Hang it on your wall, your doorway or set it on your book shelf -- or, use it for its original purpose in your fire escape. Condition notes: All scratches, nicks an chips in the red painted finish are commensurate ...

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Vintage Stamped Metal Ground Repair Sign C1960s
Vintage Stamped Metal Ground Repair Sign C1960s

$75.00

We love the font, color, wear and message of this great mid-century golf course sign. Hang it on your wall, your doorway or set it on your book shelf. Wherever you display it, it is sure to be a great historic reminder. Condition notes: Fairly new condition. Any scratches, nicks an chips in the...

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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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Vintage Mid-Century Keep Out Sign C1965
Vintage Mid-Century Keep Out Sign C1965

$95.00

We love the color, letter type, wear and message of this great mid-century factory sign. Hang it on your wall, your doorway or set it on your book shelf. We don't recommend being unfriendly, but this sign should send a stern message to unwanted neighbors. Condition notes: Perfectly worn, vintage...

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Mid-Century Tums Advertisement Thermometer C1965
Mid-Century Tums Advertisement Thermometer C1965

$125.00

When a St. Louis pharmacist invented Tums for his wife's indigestion, the quick relief medicine became an instant sensation. This dapper little advertisement thermometer would have hung in the window of a neighborhood Pop Shoppe or grocery store. The thermometer still works, too! Condition notes...

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Rustic Yellow EAT Sign C1940s
Rustic Yellow EAT Sign C1940s

$300.00

Composed of three 14" tall letters, this kichen-ready EAT sign is a friendly reminder to family and dinner guests, alike. The rustic yellow paint, which has been enameled on steel, is offset just right by a few chips here and there, which help to show the age of these letters. Mount this sign on...

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Complete National Screw & Manufacturing Co Display Board C1960
Complete National Screw & Manufacturing Co Display Board C1960

$495.00

The National Screw & Manufacturing Company made hardware products out of Cleveland, OH for almost 100 years. This fantastic relic of their mid-century marketing features a large variety of fasteners, each marked with a great sans-serif label. We especially love the little robotic mascot depic...

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Mid-Century Maroon and Yellow Caution Sign C1965
Mid-Century Maroon and Yellow Caution Sign C1965

$125.00

We love the bubbly lettering, funky colors, and classic message of this great mid-century street sign. Hang it on your wall, above your doorway or set it on your book shelf – however you use it, it's sure to start the conversation. Condition notes: All scratches, nicks an chips in the maroon pai...

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Medieval-Revival Inspired BAR Sign C1945
Medieval-Revival Inspired BAR Sign C1945

$1,800.00

Considered a Holy Grail among sign collectors, well-preserved Bar signs aren't exactly a dime a dozen. We were thrilled to come across this handsome example of the sign crafter's art, particularly in such vibrant shades of green and gold. The bold hand-painted lettering combines perfectly with th...

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NOS Do Not Clean With Gasoline Sign C1940s
NOS Do Not Clean With Gasoline Sign C1940s

$325.00

We are big fans of New Old Stock (NOS) signage, especially when they boast unusual and funky graphics. This garage sign offers a helpful reminding, with the aid of a hapless gas station attendant. A great, mid-century piece of automotive history, in near-perfect condition. Condition notes: NOS ...

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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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Beautiful Hand-Painted Office Sign C1915
Beautiful Hand-Painted Office Sign C1915

$850.00

We love the color, letter type and wear of this great early-century office sign. Complete with gilt lettering and sand-paint background, this stately piece will help guide the way with style. Hang it on your wall, your doorway or set it on your book shelf.

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Perfectly Worn School Crossing Pennant Sign C1955
Perfectly Worn School Crossing Pennant Sign C1955

$650.00

We love everything about this rustic school crossing pennant. From the perfectly aged black metal paint, to the adorable little figures, who hold hands as they cross the street. The galvanized steel pennant was originally affixed to a wooden frame with would have been held and pointed as necessar...

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Antique Whooping Cough Sign C1915
Antique Whooping Cough Sign C1915

$550.00

We love the color, letter type, wear and message of this great early-century public wellness sign. The poster, which is shown here in its original frame, served as an announcement of new policies revolving around whooping cough outbreaks, which were particularly bad during the 1910's and '20's (a...

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NOS For Sale Sign w/ Mounting Flange C1950
NOS For Sale Sign w/ Mounting Flange C1950

$150.00

Printed by the A.I. Root Company, a 19th century family-run business that still operates in Ohio today, this handsome and perfectly preserved For Sale sign features stenciled mid-century lettering, a "foiled" finish and a helpful mounting flange, which makes this sign ready to hang right out of t...

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Steel Mid-Century CASH Sign C1955
Steel Mid-Century CASH Sign C1955

$165.00

It makes the world go round. We love the style, color and message of this great mid-century street sign. Hang it on your wall, above your doorway or set it on your book shelf – or as a friendly reminder to your customers.

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Industrial Metal Saw Chart C1940
Industrial Metal Saw Chart C1940

$195.00

Distributed for Milford, a saw supply company that is still in business today, this stoic little sign features plenty of industrial styling, as well as more information than you'd ever need about kerf widths. A great, graphic addition to any space.

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Chocked Wheels Truck Stop Signs C1955
Chocked Wheels Truck Stop Signs C1955

$195.00

We love the lettering, color, wear and message of this great mid-century street sign. Hang it on your wall, above your doorway or set it on your book shelf – or, use it for its original purpose by your loading dock.

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Mid-Century No Dumping Sign C1955
Mid-Century No Dumping Sign C1955

$195.00

We love the letting, stark colors and message of this great mid-century sign. Hang it on your wall, your doorway or set it on your book shelf. Wherever you display it, it is sure to be a great historic reminder.

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Garden Closed Sign in Tramp Art Frame C1930
Garden Closed Sign in Tramp Art Frame C1930

$295.00

Distributed by the Greenville Advocate, an Alabama newspaper that has been in print since the Civil War, this 1930's public notice sign has a simple message, in no-nonsense type. While we love the great little announcement, the folk art "tramp" style frame is just as charming.

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Try Mom's Cheeseburgers Sign C1955
Try Mom's Cheeseburgers Sign C1955

$495.00

Straight from the good old days of cross-country road trips and road side stops comes this charming small town diner sign. Try Mom's Cheeseburgers -- what could be a more welcoming invitation? Painted with green lettering with a baked-on white enamel background, the simple construction of this si...

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Rustic No Smoking Sign C1935
Rustic No Smoking Sign C1935

$325.00

These guys are serious about their prohibition on smoking: No Smoking Allowed in This Building At Any Time -- Carrying Lighted Cigars, Pipes, or Cigarettes Strictly Forbidden. We love how someone added "or chewing" in small scrawled handwriting. Ready to hang from four pre-drilled holes.

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Mid-Century Corner Store Pepsi Sign C1950
Mid-Century Corner Store Pepsi Sign C1950

$225.00

Ah, the good old days, when you could get a half-dozen 16oz Pepsi bottles for $.59! We love the hand-painted lettering and the way the yellow paint has begun to chip off in all the right places. We clear coated the sign to prevent further aging, because we love it just the way it is.

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Letters

Four Foot Tall Porcelain Enamel Letter A C1940s
Four Foot Tall Porcelain Enamel Letter A C1940s

$395.00

At 48" tall, this vintage letter A 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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White Enamel Letter E C1940s
White Enamel Letter E C1940s

$300.00

At 36" tall, this vintage letter E 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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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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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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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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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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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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White Enamel Letter R C1940s
White Enamel Letter R C1940s

$300.00

At 36" tall, this vintage letter R 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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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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Rustic Yellow Letter R C1940s
Rustic Yellow Letter R C1940s

$75.00

Composed from rustic yellow paint, enameled on steel, the condition of this letter R 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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White Enamel Letter U C1940s
White Enamel Letter U C1940s

$300.00

At 36" tall, this vintage letter U 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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White Enamel Letter Y C1940s
White Enamel Letter Y C1940s

$300.00

At 36" tall, this vintage letter Y 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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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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Blue Enamel Sign Letter L C1950
Blue Enamel Sign Letter L 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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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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Lighted

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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Lighted Swooping Silver Arrow Marquee Sign C1940
Lighted Swooping Silver Arrow Marquee Sign C1940

$5,500.00

Reliably rusty, this vintage light up marquee sign features 32 flashing lights on either side, pointing the way to your destination. Perfect for a commercial, retail or restaurant space. Hangs from two flanges at the top and bottom of the arrow. Can be mounted vertically (as shown), or horizonta...

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Trade & Folk Signs

Apothecary Trade Sign, c1880
Apothecary Trade Sign, c1880

$2,800.00

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

$750.00

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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Solid Bronze Eagle and Tiger Placard C1950
Solid Bronze Eagle and Tiger Placard C1950

$325.00

Cast from solid bronze, this impressive placard shows a soaring eagle overcoming a tiger, perhaps symbolic of the Korean War. The piece, which weighs about 20 pounds, is easily hung via the three counter-sunk screw holes seen on the wings of the eagle and shoulder of the tiger. Condition notes:...

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Lamplighter House Sign Plaque C1940
Lamplighter House Sign Plaque C1940

$225.00

Cast in aluminum, this charming little house sign features a friendly looking Benjamin Franklin-esque figure, lighting a street lamp. Well worn, but ready to display new house numbers or the name of your establishment.

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