The first neon advertising sign was used for a Parisian barber in 1912. Since then, neon has been used to add color highlights to porcelain signs and advertising clocks, and to create highly ornate and even 'animated' neon signs for a wide variety of brands and retail establishments.

Some of the most collectible neon signs were custom-made or produced in small quantities in the 1940s and 50s for restaurants, shops, clubs, bars, hotels, burger joints, ice cream parlors, auto dealerships, gas stations, you name it. Then there are the more recent mass-produced neon signs, both outdoor and indoor, often representing beverage companies like Budweiser, Coca Cola, Pepsi, and other beer and soda brands.

As with all signs, condition is key, but especially with neon, since replacing it can be an expensive custom job, don't forget to find out if the neon still works!


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El Mocambo's Iconic Neon Palm Tree Sign For Sale On eBay After 68 Years
Huffington Post Canada, October 22nd

Grosso also is hoping the City of Toronto might become involved like they did regarding the famed neon sign atop the Sam The Record Man store which stood for several decades before closing its doors in 2007. Last July, Blog.to reported that particular...Read more

Canada's first outdoor neon sign museum lights up downtown Edmonton street
The Province (blog), October 21st

EDMONTON - Workers were taking a huge, glowing sign off a shuttered Edmonton furniture store as David Holdsworth walked by. When he was told the old neon sign was destined for the junk pile, he convinced a former owner of the Canadian Furniture ...Read more

Neon Sign Art Casts a Retro Glow
The Daily Telegram, October 18th

“My hope is that by crafting art meant to be enjoyed by generations to come, I might also inspire others to preserve those special elements of the past,” he says. This article originally appeared as Neon Sign Art Casts a Retro Glow on American Profile...Read more

Tavares Strachan's 'You belong here' neon river barge is a Prospect.3 must-see
The Times-Picayune - NOLA.com, October 17th

Tavares Strachan's 'You Belong Here' neon barge, Prospect.3 Conceptual artist Tavares Strachan's 120 ft. by 27 ft. neon sign 'You Belong Here' is mounted on barge that will ply the Mississippi River during the first week of Prospect.3, which opens...Read more

Porky's Drive-In neon sign coming down
Mansfield News Journal, October 16th

The owner of Porky's Drive In on Ashland Road has a new sign, replacing the neon sign his late father Paul 'Porky' Blasberg erected in 1949. Video by Lou Whitmire. Lou Whitmire, lwhitmir@mansfieldnewsjournal.com 4:57 p.m. EDT October 16, 2014...Read more

Edmonton Neon Sign Museum Is Canada's First (PHOTOS)
Huffington Post Canada, October 14th

EDMONTON - Workers were taking a huge, glowing sign off a shuttered Edmonton furniture store as David Holdsworth walked by. When he was told the old neon sign was destined for the junk pile, he convinced a former owner of the Canadian Furniture ...Read more

Video: A day in the life of a master neon sign artist
Boing Boing, October 7th

“It's like handwriting, everyone has their signature.” Portland-based master neon designer Mike Heist, who has been working in the neon industry for 30 years, is a master of his craft. He's responsible for bending of some of Portland's most iconic signage...Read more

Two Restored Vegas Marquees Brighten up Neon Museum
Vegas Seven, September 24th

It takes time, money and skill to return a defunct neon sign to its original flamboyant splendor. Which explains why, after nearly 20 years, the Neon Museum's collection of restored illuminated signs numbered just 13. But earlier this month, in less...Read more