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Bright Blue Neon Music Sign w/ Porcelain Faceplate c1940
Bright Blue Neon Music Sign w/ Porcelain Faceplate c1940

$12,500.00

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 MUSIC, complete with newly restored outlined (or "double stroke") neon lettering. It's easy to imagine this remarkable piece on a boulevard...

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

$5,500.00

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

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

$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

$7,000.00

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

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

$6,800.00

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

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

$1,250.00

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

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

$4,500.00

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

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Large Blue and White Porcelain Sheep Sign c1950s
Large Blue and White Porcelain Sheep Sign c1950s

$3,500.00

Likely the logo of a cotton or bedding company, this wonderful mid-century sheep sign is made from porcelain enamel over steel. The bright blue and white colorway is complimented by the perfectly worn finish on the enamel, which shows the history and age of the piece. A wonderfully stylized depic...

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Bright Blue Neon Music Sign w/ Porcelain Faceplate c1940
Bright Blue Neon Music Sign w/ Porcelain Faceplate c1940

$12,500.00

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 MUSIC, complete with newly restored outlined (or "double stroke") neon lettering. It's easy to imagine this remarkable piece on a boulevard...

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

$6,800.00

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

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

$5,500.00

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

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

$6,800.00

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

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 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

$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

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

$4,800.00

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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Astonioshing Federal Electric Co Enamel Clothing Sign C1903
Astonioshing Federal Electric Co Enamel Clothing Sign 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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Enormous Seven-Foot Good Year Tires Sign I C1940s
Enormous Seven-Foot Good Year Tires Sign I C1940s

Original Price: $800.00

$640.00 $512.00

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

$2,400.00

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

$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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Giant White Enamel ART Sign C1940s
Giant White Enamel ART Sign C1940s

$900.00

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

Was $1,800.00

$1,599.99 $1,279.99

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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Free_to_ship_bug Maroon Enamel Letter N C1950
Maroon Enamel Letter N C1950

$65.00

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

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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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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

Original Price: $1800.00

$1,440.00 $1,152.00

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

$120.00

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

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

$120.00

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

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

Sold as a set of three.

$155.00

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

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

$1,650.00

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

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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

$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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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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Letters

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

$95.00

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

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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 Maroon Enamel Letter N C1950
Maroon Enamel Letter N C1950

$65.00

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

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Free_to_ship_bug Rustic Yellow Letter N C1940s
Rustic Yellow Letter N C1940s

$75.00

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

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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

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

$95.00

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

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

$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

$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

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

$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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Apothecary Trade Sign, c1880
Apothecary Trade Sign, c1880

Was $2,800.00

$2,240.00 $1,792.00

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

$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

Original Price: $1800.00

$1,440.00 $1,152.00

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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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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Astonioshing Federal Electric Co Enamel Clothing Sign C1903
Astonioshing Federal Electric Co Enamel Clothing Sign 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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Exceptional Early Cast Iron No Trespassing Sign, c1870
Exceptional Early Cast Iron No Trespassing Sign, c1870

Original Price: $900.00

$639.99 $511.99

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

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

$1,250.00

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

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