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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Doug Clark: Switching on neon sign may signify brighter days for Ridpath
The Spokesman Review, May 28th

May 28, 2015 in City. Doug Clark: Switching on neon sign may signify brighter days for Ridpath. By Doug Clark The Spokesman-Review. Print; Email. Close [X]. Sorry, but you need to be logged in to share stories via e-mail. This helps us prevent abuse of...Read more

In brief: Ridpath's neon sign glowing once again
The Spokesman Review, May 26th

The large neon sign on top of the Ridpath Hotel in downtown Spokane is lighting up the night sky again thanks to a group devoted to preserving and restoring historic neon signs. Light 'em Up! is a project sponsored by Spokane Arts. It contacted Ridpath ...Read more

Good Old Neon: Capturing Chicago's neon sign heritage
WGN Radio, May 26th

Good Old Neon: Capturing Chicago's neon sign heritage. Posted 7:06 AM, May 26, 2015, by dlongwgnam · Email · Twitter · Facebook · Google · Reddit · Pinterest. From the cover of "Good Old Neon: Signs You're in Chicago" (Lake Claremont Press/Everything ...Read more

Helen's neon girl to be reborn as the swinging Heights gal in Burnaby
Vancouver Sun, May 24th

VANCOUVER - The neon girl is back up and swinging on Hastings Street in North Burnaby. Or at least, she will be in April, once they get all the kinks worked out. The landmark neon sign dates to 1957, when Wallace Neon unveiled it to promote Helen's ...Read more

Aubry's Cleaners sign joins Old Town Saginaw neon sign park
MLive.com, May 21st

Watch time lapse of neon sign installation in Saginaw Watch crews from Barrett Sign Company install a large neon sign that once hung outside Aubry's Cleaners in downtown Saginaw. The sign joins several others in Old Town Saginaw's "neon sign park," ...Read more

Coorparoo's well-loved department store neon sign to be rehung in development ...
ABC Online, May 20th

An original sign from a well-known department store is set to be restored and rehung in Coorparoo after recently being removed to make way for a new development. The sign was part of the first Myer department store built in Queensland and sat high on...Read more

VIDEO: Sweden Installs Neon Pink 'Dancing Sailor' Sign as Underwater Defense ...
People Magazine, May 12th

Sweden's Peace and Arbitration Society (SPAS) is deploying one of the most original anti-submarine measures in the history of naval warfare: a subsurface neon sign that taunts Russian subs in Morse code. Dubbed the "Singing Sailor," the device inhabits ...Read more

Neon Sign Brings $143750
Maine Antique Digest, May 7th

The top lot at $143,750 (includes buyer's premium) was an 11½' tall Weakley Equipment Co. animated intricate porcelain neon sign from 1948 in original and working condition. The legs appear to walk, mower blades spin, and grass clippings fly. Bill...Read more