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

64" W x 16" H

$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 Phenomenal Neon Chick Sign c1940
Petite Phenomenal Neon Chick Sign c1940

20" W x 32" H

$6,500.00

Constructed of galvanized tin, bright paint and plenty of love, this charming little neon chick sign boasts three tones of newly-installed neon tubing: green, yellow and orange. While the neon glows brightly, the hand panted surface of the canister is just as delightful, featuring lovingly render...

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

46" W x 26" H

$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

40" W x 38" H

$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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Hand-Carved Illuminated Peacock Statue c1910
Hand-Carved Illuminated Peacock Statue c1910

$8,500.00

A rare bird, if their ever was one. Completely unique and one of the most unexpected finds we've ever come across, we believe this piece to have been the focal point to a carousel in its day. Hand-carved from wood and outfitted with 28 bulbs (included), the peacock is ornamented with its original...

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

56" W x 22" H

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

40" W x 38" H

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

64" W x 16" H

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

78" W x 32" H

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

46" W x 26" H

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

84" W x 15" H

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

24" W x 11" H

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

80" W x 12" H

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

30" W x 25-1/2" H

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

56" W x 22" H

$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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Mid-Century Double-Sided Neon Cafe Sign C1960
Mid-Century Double-Sided Neon Cafe Sign C1960

72" W x 29-1/2" H

$6,000.00

Imagine passing under the warm glow of this bright red and white neon Cafe sign, knowing that in a few moments you'll have a hot cup of coffee and a piece of pie. We are tantalized by this fully restored sign, which features neon on both sides, seen here in crisp red and white. The sign boasts it...

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Petite Phenomenal Neon Chick Sign c1940
Petite Phenomenal Neon Chick Sign c1940

20" W x 32" H

$6,500.00

Constructed of galvanized tin, bright paint and plenty of love, this charming little neon chick sign boasts three tones of newly-installed neon tubing: green, yellow and orange. While the neon glows brightly, the hand panted surface of the canister is just as delightful, featuring lovingly render...

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Porcelain Enamel

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

103" W x 20" H

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

17" W x 6" H

$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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Early Enamel Eagle Sign C1930s
Early Enamel Eagle Sign C1930s

36" W x 46-1/2" H

$2,061.99

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

48" W x 48" H

$300.00

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

16" W x 24" H | Was $600

$539.99

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

24-1/2" W x 26" H

$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

4" W x 12" H

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

86" W x 24" H

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

22" W x 6" H

$175.00

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

15" W x 8" H

$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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Black and White Porcelain Enamel Lufkin Sign C1957
Black and White Porcelain Enamel Lufkin Sign C1957

22" W x 6" H

$175.00

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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Free_to_ship_bug Blue Enamel Sign Letter U c1950
Blue Enamel Sign Letter U c1950

7" W x 12" H

$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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Painted Smith Fasteners Hardware Sign c1920
Painted Smith Fasteners Hardware Sign c1920

$225.00

Vintage Signs are a favorite among collectors and appreciators, as such pieces often feature unique graphics, historic letter forms and nostalgic commodities. While hand-lettered signage is as old a trade as any, our collection of Painted Signs also includes machine painted and screen-printed pie...

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

60" W x 22" H

$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

55" W x 36" H

$1,124.99

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

6" W x 24" H | Was $1800

$1,439.99

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

5" W x 20" H

$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

65" W x 19" H

$1,236.99

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

20" W x 14" H

$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

$875.00

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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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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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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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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Letters

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

6-3/4" W x 12" H | Quantities Available

$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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Large Black Enamel Sign Letter E c1930
Large Black Enamel Sign Letter E c1930

$150.00

Made of highly polished black porcelain (which appears almost midnight blue in some lights), enameled over steel, this dapper sign letter would once have hung along the cornice of an early to mid-century building. Ideal as a wall accent, this hollow letter hangs easily and looks great from any an...

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White Enamel Letter I C1940s
White Enamel Letter I C1940s

$250.00

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 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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Large Black Enamel Sign Letter N c1930
Large Black Enamel Sign Letter N c1930

$150.00

Made of highly polished black porcelain (which appears almost midnight blue in some lights), enameled over steel, this dapper sign letter would once have hung along the cornice of an early to mid-century building. Ideal as a wall accent, this hollow letter hangs easily and looks great from any an...

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

24-1/2" W x 26" H

$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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Large Black Enamel Sign Letter O c1930
Large Black Enamel Sign Letter O c1930

$150.00

Made of highly polished black porcelain (which appears almost midnight blue in some lights), enameled over steel, this dapper sign letter would once have hung along the cornice of an early to mid-century building. Ideal as a wall accent, this hollow letter hangs easily and looks great from any an...

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

48" W x 48" H

$300.00

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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Free_to_ship_bug Blue Enamel Sign Letter U c1950
Blue Enamel Sign Letter U c1950

7" W x 12" H

$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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Large Black Enamel Sign Letter U c1930
Large Black Enamel Sign Letter U c1930

$150.00

Made of highly polished black porcelain (which appears almost midnight blue in some lights), enameled over steel, this dapper sign letter would once have hung along the cornice of an early to mid-century building. Ideal as a wall accent, this hollow letter hangs easily and looks great from any an...

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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

$995.00

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

28" W x 53-1/2" H

$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 Federal Electric Co Enamel Clothing Sign C1903
Astonishing Federal Electric Co Enamel Clothing Sign C1903

103" W x 20" H

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

86" W x 24" H

$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

$575.00

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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Lighted Carnival Sign Remnant c1950s
Lighted Carnival Sign Remnant c1950s

$1,250.00

Salvaged from a mid-century carnival comes this unique chevron-shaped sign remnant. Brightly painted in red and yellow, this double-sided relic brings decades of family fun and laughter, with the added component of being newly rewired. While we love to see this remnant poised on its toes, it can ...

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Trade & Folk Signs

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

$995.00

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

6" W x 24" H | Was $1800

$1,439.99

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

55" W x 36" H

$1,124.99

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

103" W x 20" H

$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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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

$1,750.00

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

$4,250.00

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

$6,000.00

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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Cast Aluminum Chiropractic Trade Sign c1940's
Cast Aluminum Chiropractic Trade Sign c1940's

$1,300.00

Cast from aluminum, with finish worn over time, this chiropractic trade sign has one of the most compelling compositions we've seen. Recalling Deco forms, the winged figure is stylized with streamlined symmetry, while the blocky type of the winding banner suggests a slightly later date.

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Hand-Carved Illuminated Peacock Statue c1910
Hand-Carved Illuminated Peacock Statue c1910

$8,500.00

A rare bird, if their ever was one. Completely unique and one of the most unexpected finds we've ever come across, we believe this piece to have been the focal point to a carousel in its day. Hand-carved from wood and outfitted with 28 bulbs (included), the peacock is ornamented with its original...

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