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!


Best of the Web (“Hall of Fame”)

Advertising Antiques

Advertising Antiques

This classy looking British site features hundreds of high resolution photos of antique porcelain pre-war (enamel) … [read review or visit site]

Historical Marker Database

Historical Marker Database

If you're the type who pulls over when you see a 'historic marker ahead' sign, you'll love this site. Orchestrated … [read review or visit site]

Falvo Collectables Gallery

Falvo Collectables Gallery

Ralph and Carol Falvo's excellent collection of automobiles, petroliana, jukeboxes, soda, and general store items. … [read review or visit site]



Other Great Reference Sites

Most watched eBay auctions    

Hamburger Burger Open Home Wall Room Furniture Neon Light Sign 11"x9" Jtn015Original Ford Neon Dealership Sign- Will Ship! -circa 1940's - No Reserve!Original Dutch Boy Paints Porcelain Advertising Neon SignVintage Neon Sign Sullivan's Steakhouse Large Man Cave Rarely Come Up For Sale1930's Texaco Porcelain Service Sign "neon" Vintage Mopar Lighted Neon Sign,hemi 440 Direct Connection Metal Sign Banner Budweiser Neon Bar Light/signSuper Rare Black Americana Original "colored Entrance" Neon Sign24"x22" Harley Davidson Motor Neon Sign Motorcycle Beer Light Free Fast Shipping24"x24" Packard Approved Service Porcelain Auto Gas & Oils Pump Neon Sign LightHuge 24"x24" Mohawk Oil Gas Station Porcelain Neon Light Sign Silkscreen BackingOpen Home Floor Room Wall Night Lamp Sex Beer Neon Light Sign 8"x 10"I Know You Know Home Room Bed Wall Floor Harley Nhl Lamp Neon Light Sign 12"x7"Old Mg Neon Red Dealership Sign Vintage Antique Works! CarMongoose Neon SignIh Case Neon Clock Sign International Harvester Tractor Truck Farm Lamp LightVintage Collector Gibson Guitars 4 Color Neon Sign24"x24" Texaco Fire Chief Porcelain Gasoline Gas Pump Neon Sign Light Free ShipVintage Schwinn Bicycles Hanging Neon Advertisement Sign Broken24"x24" Sinclair Dinosaur Dino Motor Gas & Oils Gasoline Station Neon Sign LightNeon Cigar Sign - Stands Alone, 21 X 17 Inches24"x24" Rare Chrysler Plymouth Dependable Approved Service Mopar Neon Sign Light24"x24" Ford Authorized Service Dealership Neon Sign Light Silkscreen BackingBudweiser Glass Cooler Neon Lighted Beer Sign24"x24" Studebaker Authorized Service Porcelain Auto Dealship Neon Sign LightJack Daniels Beer Bar Club Ncaa Home Lamp Daniel's Neon Light Jim Sign 13"x7"Harley-davidson Hd Bike Chpper Car Suzuki Neon Light Sign 9"x6" For Harley Store24"x24" Huge Giant Texaco Gasoline Motor Oil Neon Sign Light Silkscreen BackingSmall 6"x4" Cola Coke Table Top Tt Fun Pepsi Clock Car Home Logo Neon Light SignDon't Quite Do It Home Room Inspiration Quote Church Kid Neon Light Sign 11"x7"Open 24thj-red Kfc Restaurant Macdonald Bar Neon Light Sign 9"x9" Tn009**24"x24" Red Hat Gasoline Gas Independent Motor Oil Pump Station Neon Light SignLet's Get Weird Home Room Wall Lamp Love Sex Jesus Neon Light Sign 11"x9" Tn048Tropical Fish Pond Fishing Home Room Bed Wall Lamp Neon Car Light Sign 11"x7"24"x24" Red Indian Motor Gas & Oil Neon Sign Beer Light With Silkscreen Backing24x24 Old Gulf Dealer Gas & Oil Real Glass Neon Sign Beer Light Lighted BackingFresh Fish Flea Market Foods Restaurant Home Room Fishing Neon Light Sign 11"x8"Let's Get Weird Home Room Wall Lamp Love Sex Jesus Neon Light Sign 11"x9" Tn048Broken Bud Light Neon Sign24"x24" Mopar Parts Accessories Chrysler Dodge Car Dealership Neon Sign LightOrig. Slide, Kansas City Union Station Cb&q Country Club Beer Neon Signs, 1950s24"x24" Red Indian Head Motor Gas & Oil Neon Sign Beer Light Silkscreen BackingVtg Snapback Hat - Tommy Tang Sushi Bar Tokyo Japan Neon Sign Supreme Logo 90s 1Fresh Fish Sushi Seafoods Tuna Salad Fishing Tank Nemo Neon Light Sign 13"x7"Miller Lite Busch Football Helmet Bud Corona Car Neon Light Sign 10" X 8 " Tn134Harley-davidson Hd Bike Chpper Car Honda Neon Light Sign 9"x6" For Harley StoreHarley-davidson Hd Bike Chopper Part Car Neon Light Sign 9"x6" For Harley StoreBlue Moon Neon SignRoar Gilmore Gasonline Oil Station Neon Light Sign Silkscreen BackingPorsche Neon Sign 356 911 964 993