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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

$8,500.00

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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Hand Painted King Tuna Sign C1950s
Hand Painted King Tuna Sign C1950s

$300.00

Presumably a seafood distributor or restaurant advertisement, this delightful sign features a smiling tuna fish, outfitted with a stylized crown and triton's spear -- all of the trappings of ocean royalty. We love the mid-century style and bright colors of this sign, all comprised on a sheet of w...

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

$12,500.00

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

65" H x 38" W

$12,500.00

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

$6,000.00

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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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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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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Neon

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

21" Wide x 32" High

$5,800.00

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

$12,500.00

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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 Blue and White Neon Drugs Sign C1950
Blue and White Neon Drugs Sign C1950

23" H x 60" W

$8,500.00

It's easy to imagine this blue and white beauty mounted at the entrance to a busy city drug store. We've added a set of eye-hooks to 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 pain...

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

14" H x 42" W

$4,000.00

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 Red Neon Hotel Sign C1940
Double-Sided Red Neon Hotel Sign C1940

$6,500.00

Your guests will feel right at home when they enter below this incredible and perfectly worn neon HOTEL sign. Can be mounted from the bracket at the top or the two arms on the side. The original paint and construction are all in place, but we've restored the neon to full glory so that it will glo...

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

$9,500.00

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

$6,500.00

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

$6,000.00

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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 Double Sided Deco Red Neon Liquors Sign C1945
Double Sided Deco Red Neon Liquors Sign C1945

$7,500.00

This remarkable neon sign features a great Deco stepped shape, a yellow and black painted background and some of the brightest neon we've seen. 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. Two arm...

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

$6,000.00

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

$8,500.00

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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Porcelain Enamel

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

$18,500.00

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

$12,500.00

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

$3,500.00

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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Maroon Enamel Letter C C1950
Maroon Enamel Letter C 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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Green Porcelain Enamel High Voltage Sign C1930s
Green Porcelain Enamel High Voltage Sign C1930s

$100.00

We love the bright colors and bold font of this dye cut green porcelain enamel High Voltage 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.

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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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Small Enamel Number Plate C1950
Small Enamel Number Plate C1950

$50.00

We're curious about this small enamel sign, because we don't know what it was used for. The dye-cut plate is emblazened with the number 73 and mounted on a cast bronze frame (see additional photos). If you have any ideas about what this piece might have been a part of, we'd love to hear about it!...

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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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Painted

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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Vintage Mid-Century Pool Sign C1960s
Vintage Mid-Century Pool Sign C1960s

$275.00

Hand-painted and hand-lettered, this mid-century pool sign says it all: "We don't swim in your potty, so, please don't potty in our pool!" Not much can beat the goofy graphics and worn finish of this sign. We recommend hanging it anywhere you have room! This sign is comprised of paint on Masonit...

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Hand Painted Auto Body Shop Sign C1920
Hand Painted Auto Body Shop Sign C1920

$300.00

We hope these guys were the busiest auto body shop in town with a phone number like that! This deliciously rustic sign features hand-painted lettering on a matte black painted background, all mounted on a weathered wooden frame.

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Depression Era Milk Producers Union License Plate Cover C1935
Depression Era Milk Producers Union License Plate Cover C1935

$150.00

This dapper little signs covers a lot of territory: union history, farm life, automobile decor and Depression-Era design. A proud member of the Dairymen's League Co-op would have displayed this above his license plate. Our favorite part is the slogan: Drink Milk for Health.

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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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Orange Kist Thermometer, c1937
Orange Kist Thermometer, c1937

$300.00

Kist Beverages was founded in Johnson City, Tennessee in 1929. Orange Kist was one of its most popular soda offerings (which also included Blue BIrd and Jumbo A Super Cola), described in a 1933 ad as "pure, healthful and wholesome." Doubtless the company handed out this thermometer to shop owner...

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Hand Painted King Tuna Sign C1950s
Hand Painted King Tuna Sign C1950s

$300.00

Presumably a seafood distributor or restaurant advertisement, this delightful sign features a smiling tuna fish, outfitted with a stylized crown and triton's spear -- all of the trappings of ocean royalty. We love the mid-century style and bright colors of this sign, all comprised on a sheet of w...

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Wonderfully Aged Classic Coca-Cola Advertisement Sign C1950
Wonderfully Aged Classic Coca-Cola Advertisement Sign C1950

$425.00

Worn and well-loved, the gorgeously drawn graphic on this classic lithographed tin Coca-Cola sign features the iconic 8 oz green glass bottle on an aged cream background. Dated to 1950, this traditional mid-century rendition of America's favorite drink is highly collectible and a must-have for th...

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Worn and Weathered Double-Sided Exclusive Sign C1940s
Worn and Weathered Double-Sided Exclusive Sign C1940s

$150.00

We love the font, color, wear and message of this great mid-century factory sign. Hang it on your wall, your doorway or set it on your book shelf -- as it is two-sided, you'll be able to enjoy it from any angle. Condition notes: All scratches, nicks an chips in the red painted finish are commen...

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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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Lions Den Men's Club Sign C1940
Lions Den Men's Club Sign C1940

$150.00

We love the font, color, wear and message of this great mid-century club sign. Hang it on your wall, your doorway or set it on your book shelf -- as it is two-sided, you'll be able to enjoy it from any angle. Condition notes: All scratches, nicks an chips in the red painted finish are commensur...

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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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Weathered Construction Site Caution Sign C1960s
Weathered Construction Site Caution Sign C1960s

$120.00

We love the way rust has eaten away at the finish 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 p...

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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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Rustic Yellow FUN Sign C1940s
Rustic Yellow FUN Sign C1940s

$300.00

Composed of three 14" tall letters, this play room-ready FUN sign is a friendly reminder to family and friends, 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 you...

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Rustic Yellow Letter K C1940s
Rustic Yellow Letter K C1940s

$75.00

Composed from rustic yellow paint, enameled on steel, the condition of this letter K 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 Stamped Metal No Parking Sign C1960s
Vintage Stamped Metal No Parking 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 driveway. Condition notes: All scratches, nicks an chips in the red painted finish are commensurate with...

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Rustic Yellow Letter S C1940s
Rustic Yellow Letter S C1940s

$75.00

Composed from rustic yellow paint, enameled on steel, the condition of this letter S 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 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 No Carts Sign C1960s
Vintage Stamped Metal No Carts Sign C1960s

$75.00

We love the font, color, wear and message of this great mid-century factory 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 gre...

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Rustic Yellow Letter U C1940s
Rustic Yellow Letter U C1940s

$75.00

Composed from rustic yellow paint, enameled on steel, the condition of this letter U 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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Complete Set of Gas Station Numbers W/ Box C1950s
Complete Set of Gas Station Numbers W/ Box C1950s

$75.00

While this listing offers a complete set of steel gas station numbers, it is far from "New Old Stock." We love the worn and rusted condition of these letters, and the wooden storage crate is wonderfully battered. A great relic of mid-century-American automotive history and a fun display piece. T...

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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

$250.00

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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Rustic Yellow Letter H C1940s
Rustic Yellow Letter H C1940s

$75.00

Composed from rustic yellow paint, enameled on steel, the condition of this letter H 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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Mid-Century Hair Cuts Sign C1960
Mid-Century Hair Cuts Sign C1960

$150.00

This dapper little sign harkens back to the days when gas was ten cents a gallon, a day at the movies cost you a nickel and a good hair cut only set you back half a buck. We love the screen-printed letters, which are offset perfectly by the chipped and worn cream-colored background. Pre-drilled h...

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Rustic Yellow Letter L C1940s
Rustic Yellow Letter L C1940s

$75.00

Composed from rustic yellow paint, enameled on steel, the condition of this letter L 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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Letters

Cast Aluminum Letter A C1960s
Cast Aluminum Letter A 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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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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Maroon Enamel Letter C C1950
Maroon Enamel Letter C 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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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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Rustic Yellow Letter H C1940s
Rustic Yellow Letter H C1940s

$75.00

Composed from rustic yellow paint, enameled on steel, the condition of this letter H 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 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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Rustic Yellow Letter K C1940s
Rustic Yellow Letter K C1940s

$75.00

Composed from rustic yellow paint, enameled on steel, the condition of this letter K 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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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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Rustic Yellow Letter L C1940s
Rustic Yellow Letter L C1940s

$75.00

Composed from rustic yellow paint, enameled on steel, the condition of this letter L 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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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

$250.00

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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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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Rustic Yellow Letter S C1940s
Rustic Yellow Letter S C1940s

$75.00

Composed from rustic yellow paint, enameled on steel, the condition of this letter S 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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Rustic Yellow Letter U C1940s
Rustic Yellow Letter U C1940s

$75.00

Composed from rustic yellow paint, enameled on steel, the condition of this letter U 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 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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Lighted

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

$1,800.00

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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Ten Foot Flashing Silver Arrow Sign C1960s
Ten Foot Flashing Silver Arrow Sign C1960s

$8,500.00

Without question, this is the biggest, flashiest sign in our collection. Plug it in and stand back: the thrill an fun or 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 182 sockets, it stil...

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

$7,500.00

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

$5,000.00

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

$18,500.00

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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Vintage Tapered Arrow Marquee Sign C1950s
Vintage Tapered Arrow Marquee Sign C1950s

$5,500.00

Red and rusty, this vintage light up marquee sign features eleven flashing lights on either side, pointing the way to your destination. Perfect for a commercial retail or restaurant space, this sign comes outfitted with all new sockets and a new six foot black plastic cord. 22 yellow light bulbs ...

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Golden Wedding Whiskey Marquee Sign C1935
Golden Wedding Whiskey Marquee Sign C1935

$600.00

Originally distilled in Pittsburgh, PA by Joseph S. Finch, Golden Wedding Whiskey became one of Schenley Beverages best selling liquors by the 1950's. This delightful light-up marquee sign dates from the mid-1930's (before Golden Wedding changed its logo to a bride and groom). The reverse hand-pa...

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

$5,000.00

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

$5,000.00

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

$7,500.00

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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Rustic Marquee Arrow W/ Star Tip C1960s
Rustic Marquee Arrow W/ Star Tip C1960s

53 1/2" H x 28" W x 10" D

$5,000.00

This brightly colored arrow marquee sign has been fully restored (that includes new sockets and a new flasher). With 86 flashing light bulbs, this vision of red and yellow is sure to grab anyone's attention, just as it did 60 years ago. Comes with new 6 foot black plastic cord. This piece ships ...

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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

$18,500.00

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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Hand Painted Auto Body Shop Sign C1920
Hand Painted Auto Body Shop Sign C1920

$300.00

We hope these guys were the busiest auto body shop in town with a phone number like that! This deliciously rustic sign features hand-painted lettering on a matte black painted background, all mounted on a weathered wooden frame.

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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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Orange Kist Thermometer, c1937
Orange Kist Thermometer, c1937

$300.00

Kist Beverages was founded in Johnson City, Tennessee in 1929. Orange Kist was one of its most popular soda offerings (which also included Blue BIrd and Jumbo A Super Cola), described in a 1933 ad as "pure, healthful and wholesome." Doubtless the company handed out this thermometer to shop owner...

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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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Golden Wedding Whiskey Marquee Sign C1935
Golden Wedding Whiskey Marquee Sign C1935

$600.00

Originally distilled in Pittsburgh, PA by Joseph S. Finch, Golden Wedding Whiskey became one of Schenley Beverages best selling liquors by the 1950's. This delightful light-up marquee sign dates from the mid-1930's (before Golden Wedding changed its logo to a bride and groom). The reverse hand-pa...

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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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