This is an original vintage NEON GAS SIGN from the mid-1930s. It is distinctively ART DECO in design, and is from a gas station on the Lincoln Highway. I was told it was originally from Nebraska. This sign is two sided, with both sides in approximately equal condition. This sign has painted galvanized tin surfaces, and is not porcelain. I have owned this sign for 35 years. The sign is completely original, with the following exceptions. The neon was broken when I found it, so I had it replaced with new neon. I chose a pale green neon so that it would not be too glaring if it were placed inside a restaurant or garage. I also wanted the color to appear kind of ghost like. The sign was originally neon, and I just replaced the broken neon pieces. The insulators, can, and faces are all original. The finish of the sign’s faces originally had faded paint on galvanized tin surfaces when I found it. I left the surfaces/paint completely original but added some minor retouching of the paint in a few places so that the design and original colors were a bit more obvious and so that the two sides matched better. There is a bit of surface rust in places, but nothing that harms the structural integrity of the sign. The faded paint and surface rust just enhances the authenticity of the sign, in my opinion. This sign is stunning when plugged in, and makes a room glow a soft eerie green color. When you consider that this sign is approximately 85 years old, you understand that this is a beautiful and rare piece of Americana. This would be a beautiful addition to a restaurant, bar, museum, or just a man-cave. The dimensions of the sign are 67″ x 26″ x 11 (including the neon). It is not too heavy for a neon sign. I can also hold onto the sign for 90 days if you need that. I suggest contacting me ahead of time to work this out. The item “Vintage 1930s Neon Gas Sign from the Lincoln Highway ART DECO GHOST SIGN” is in sale since Saturday, January 11, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Advertising\Gas & Oil\Merchandise & Memorabilia\Signs”. The seller is “aclearsign” and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Type of Advertising: Sign
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Featured Refinements: Neon Sign