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Neonking

North Jersey

Been collecting/repairing neon signs for over 25 years

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Knickerbocker neon - Signsin Signs
Heineken World Globe neon - Signsin Signs
Iroquois Neon - Signsin Signs
Bud Bowl neons - Signsin Signs
Ballantine Brewery neons - Signsin Signs
Anheuser Busch outdoor porcelain neon - Brewerianain Breweriana
Hanley's Bulldog - Signsin Signs
Gibbons Beer - Signsin Signs
Esslinger Premium neon - Signsin Signs
Carlings Red Cap Ale neon - Signsin Signs

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  1. Nice repro. Original porcelain Coke signs can fetch way more than $2000 today depending on originality and condition
  2. The sticker on the back says 1997 so it's a newer sign. They made quite a few of them.
  3. I would love to see a pic of the back of it. This could be a reproduction or it could be original. It has newer electrode insulators but would need some pics to really see if it's original of not.
  4. Nice Art Deco look to the sign. I hope you restored it with new neon. I'll have to look. I might have a picture of that sign in my collection too. I'll post it if I have it.
  5. Interesting sign. Was it part of an arcade game? Looks great in your room!
  6. The sign looks to be from the earl 1980's but definitely not rare. Heileman Old Style produced a lot of these word signs. What makes younthink it's rare?
  7. I bet you it's Jan 54. Look in the upper right corner of your Lot Prepaid label picture. Even if I'm wrong about that number, I would estimate it somewhere in the 50's. Great find along with the or...
  8. Nice sign but I think it was a little newer, say around the 50's. In the 30's much of the signage was given an Art Deco look. I do not think it was that old but thx for sharing.
  9. Nice replica of the original and at the end of the day your wallet is still full.
  10. Budweiser mass produced these through the years and the ones with the plastic bowtie reflectors are a dime a dozen. $75-$100 depending on condition
  11. I've seen a few of these in my collecting years. I believe they were produced sometime in the 80's when Tab was popular. I think they are pretty rare but they are not Coke or Pepsi value. I would s...
  12. Miller mass produced these signs. I will say they're worth even less than $250. Probably in the neighborhood of $125-$150. If NOS in the box maybe you can fetch $250 but it all depends on condition...
  13. Yes broken, they are worth around $25-$50 (what the transformer is worth). Correct repairs could cost you between $60 - $120, maybe more if it's a mercury unit. Most shops would have to bend a piece...
  14. As everybody already mentioned, it's not a one off sign. Schlitz made a lot of them but they are getting harder and harder to find. Many of them don't survive well from all the heat and being on all...
  15. The sign was more than likely mfg in the late 80's earl 90's. Earlier ones in the late 70's had a gray painted frame. If the sign still has its original transformer there should be a tag on the side...
  16. Nice sign. Do you have any idea who mfg it?
  17. Nice sign Grendelking - from Neonking - by the way neons actually run pretty efficiently.
  18. Any painting looks better with neon! Thx for sharing your story
  19. Nice Schlitz neon. You should spend the time and touch up the block out paint. You would be rewarded with one clean, crisp Schlitz neon. Thx for sharing
  20. Nice sign and I like the embossed letters. It would look great with neon lit up.
  21. I had this Camel neon in my collection at one point. They are pretty rare but I've seen them reasonably priced, $150-$200. I don't think there are many left because once they break, neon shops canno...
  22. Looks like a great reproduction of the original Chrysler dealer signs. Thx for sharing!
  23. I remember seeing this brand advertised with a faux neon sign (looks like neon but isn't). I never saw a full neon version and have to believe this is pretty rare. Is there any indication of what mf...
  24. Very nice reproduction of the original. I remember seeing that Philly clock in a neon book years ago. I hope they restored and preserved it somewhere. Finding a clock with all neon numbers is rare.
  25. Cool that you found this sign in the building you bought. An added bonus for sure. The glass in front of the Merc sign looks to be from a Comet window hanger so it appears you have the remnants of 2...
  26. Nice, I started out with a Natural Light neon and progressed from there. Collectors have to start somewhere. Good start to your collection. Don't kept the breakage of neon scare you off. As long a...
  27. Nice clock! I used to have a Pepsi Cleveland Clock with the same face as yours but it had the marquis piece on top (half circle) that had their slogan on it, " say, a Pepsi Please". These are gettin...
  28. This one does not seem to have any breaks in the tubing. You definitely need to have the wiring gone through your make sure it's wired correctly. Anh, did you used to work for Universal Sign Co? ...
  29. Not sure if you ever did anything with the sign but the wiring is not the problem. The red border around the sign has 2 breaks in the tubing so that would need to be replaced for the sign to function...
  30. I like the Plymouth channel letters in green. On the repro signs, quality varies among mfgs but for some reason the repro sign transformers never last as long as good quality ones like Everbrite.
  31. It's probably from the 90's because it had the newer Miller logo. If it came from the actual Binion's Casino it could be worth more than if it was just a standard logo sign but I don't think it's so ...
  32. Great sign. Love the pink and green colors. It makes the sign seem older than it really is. I believe it's from the late 70's or early 80's. Do you collect farm/landscaping signage. I've seen oth...
  33. Really nice sign. I'm glad your Dad decided to preserve it. As brianguy said, any sign shop that specializes in neon can redo the Skelly letters. Also there might be holes for the blue border as we...
  34. Beautiful sign. It probably lit up pink and white and dates to the 50's. As for worth, anywhere from $400 and up. Demand dictates price. I hope you decided to keep it and display it.
  35. What Dizzydave said, they are not extremely rare but they were only distributed in select regions like Texas for example.
  36. Very cool pieces. I especially like the Fleck's neon and being that it's mounted on wood reminds me of a Grainbelt sign that's mounted the same way.
  37. I know I'm late but do you own any of these? If so, nice part of your collection. I obviously like the Ruppert and Grainbelt ones best since they are neon. Thx for sharing.
  38. I believe Dakota was a test beer for Miller in the Midwest in the 80's. They didn't make that many of them but they don't fetch much money. I would say $150-$200 max.
  39. No idea on value, I guess what someone is willing to pay for it. Did you hang it up and light it up again?
  40. Does the sign still light up at night?
  41. Did anyone save the sign?
  42. He's kidding. Any porcelain sign in at least good condition will start at around $1000 and increase from there. Value depends very much on condition of porcelain finish. That's where the real value...
  43. A-B produced these for all of the baseball and hockey teams back then, so the inserts are all interchangeable. Just a matter of removing the 4 screws holding the retaining ring in place and swapping ...
  44. Late response but I'm guessing 1950's. Look for a manufacture's tag like Walker. The originals usually have a mfg tag somewhere, either in the porcelain face or on a tag on the can. Good luck
  45. People think they gave gold - I'm sure the person that was trying to sell it for $800 either dropped the price significantly to sell it or is still sitting on it. I've seen these for various prices o...
  46. At that price it's probably still for sale today, LOL
  47. Best thing you can do if you want to sell them is take them to an auction. They can usually estimate what an item would fetch and advise you on a specific reserve. Good luck, very cool dealer signs.
  48. Better late than never - the sign is worth between $75-$100 on a good day and the mirror around $50. Whoever told you the prices you mentioned overinflated them greatly. Both of these signs are not ...
  49. Hey, sorry to hear that they stole the A and Eagle logo. To replace it you would have to find an original porcelain piece to put back in there or call around, and maybe a place that restores them cou...
  50. The sign is from the late 30's but is not as rare as you think. They made a lot of them and are worth a few hundred bucks - definitely not over 500 but still a great Art Deco piece of A-B history. E...
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