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Neon Signs Club- Show us your glow!


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    #751 1 year ago

    Is there anyone out there that could give me a fair appraisal of a very old neon sign?

    Fire me a PM if you can or know someone that can.

    Thanks!

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    #752 1 year ago

    Looking for a 49ers neon sign in the bay if anyone has any leads. Thanks

    #753 1 year ago

    Just got this one from the wife for Xmas

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    #754 1 year ago
    Quoted from CyberNinja24:

    Is there anyone out there that could give me a fair appraisal of a very old neon sign?
    Fire me a PM if you can or know someone that can.
    Thanks!

    is this one you’re looking to buy or already have? Reason I ask is, if one you’re looking to buy I can understand not wanting to post but if you already have it then post a picture and get more people to chime in on it.

    So many variables go into neon sign prices these days. For starters:
    Condition
    Subject (beer, soda, local business etc.)
    If beer sign is it a common or themed?

    Beer neons have dropped a lot in price. Most that buy beer neons want a themed sign (I.e. sports related, local etc.). Although there are collectors that look for pre1970’s signs.

    If you don’t want to post a picture on here feel free to PM me a picture and I’d be glad to look
    At it.

    #755 1 year ago

    Up for sale is my "Open Donuts" neon. This is old school and has that nice warm glow to it. It's pretty good size as you can see in the picture. I'm not shipping this so it would have to be picked up either here at my house or perhaps at or during the PATZ show in April. $350.

    Thanks,
    John

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    #756 1 year ago

    Has anyone ever seen this neon sign before? It’s an MGM Records sign that appears to be from Neon Products, Inc.
    It appears to be very old.
    I cannot find anything online on it.

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    #757 1 year ago

    Above is the neon my friend and I would like appraised. I’d like to buy it from him but want to be sure we land at a fair price for both sides. In the meantime, I am borrowing it in game room.

    Quoted from meSz:

    is this one you’re looking to buy or already have? Reason I ask is, if one you’re looking to buy I can understand not wanting to post but if you already have it then post a picture and get more people to chime in on it.
    So many variables go into neon sign prices these days. For starters:
    Condition
    Subject (beer, soda, local business etc.)
    If beer sign is it a common or themed?
    Beer neons have dropped a lot in price. Most that buy beer neons want a themed sign (I.e. sports related, local etc.). Although there are collectors that look for pre1970’s signs.
    If you don’t want to post a picture on here feel free to PM me a picture and I’d be glad to look
    At it.

    #758 1 year ago
    Quoted from CyberNinja24:

    Above is the neon my friend and I would like appraised. I’d like to buy it from him but want to be sure we land at a fair price for both sides. In the meantime, I am borrowing it in game room.

    If were talking about the MGM sign, it's not neon, unless there is neon on the inside? Value wise, I think $400 would be about right.

    John

    #759 1 year ago

    Yeah good call. I suppose it’s just a light with a starter on back.
    It’s made by Neon Products, and I’ve got a ton of neon in the game room, but this isn’t a neon sign.
    I do appreciate the feedback.
    Thanks!

    #760 1 year ago

    The MGM sign may not be neon but it is pretty sweet!

    #761 1 year ago

    Bet that mgm sign would fetch a grand in the right auction

    #762 1 year ago

    Do you guys think it’s fair for the seller and I to believe the range on the MGM sign is $400 and up?
    I just want both sides to be treated fairly.
    Sure appreciate the input.

    #763 1 year ago

    The Art Deco era, MGM movie/music industry theme and scarcity of this item push this past a $400 figure. I agree with ROLLINOVERS assessment regarding auction value. Never seen another sign like this before. I paid $295 for this 1950’s NOS Dickies sign and felt like I got a bargain. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

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    #764 1 year ago

    Additional photos, including original box the Dickies clothing sign was packed and sent in. Doesn’t get much better than that.

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    #765 1 year ago

    Here is another lighted sign I have from Art Deco era. This was taken from a movie theatre in NY state.

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    #766 1 year ago

    A couple more pics. A NOS Brunswick Max Pin in the original shipping box and a Blue Bell Ice Cream neon. The Blue Bell Ice Cream neon signs were only awarded to large retail sellers by Blue Bell Creameries and not available via public sale.

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    #767 1 year ago
    Quoted from CyberNinja24:

    Has anyone ever seen this neon sign before? It’s an MGM Records sign that appears to be from Neon Products, Inc.
    It appears to be very old.
    I cannot find anything online on it.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

    Quoted from Dayhuff:

    If were talking about the MGM sign, it's not neon, unless there is neon on the inside? Value wise, I think $400 would be about right.
    John

    Quoted from rollinover:

    Bet that mgm sign would fetch a grand in the right auction

    With the resurgence of vinyl and the MGM name this sign probably would fetch a nice price if sent to auction as stated. Tried to find some information on the sign and the company that made it to no avail. So the only way to find the value of it is to put it up for auction.

    With the scenario you're in though I think I would throw out a number to your friend and let him say yes or no. Not that you're trying to get over on him but I would go with the 400$ Dayoff advised and let you friend accept or counteroffer. For all you know 400$ might be too much!

    EDIT: check this out http://www.brewaf.com/history/sign-manufacturers/neon-products-inc/ for info on the manufacturer

    #768 1 year ago
    Quoted from Cleanroom:

    The Art Deco era, MGM movie/music industry theme and scarcity of this item push this past a $400 figure. I agree with ROLLINOVERS assessment regarding auction value. Never seen another sign like this before. I paid $295 for this 1950’s NOS Dickies sign and felt like I got a bargain. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.[quoted image]

    I guess so, because I think you got robbed spending $300 on a $100 at best sign.

    John

    #769 1 year ago

    CyberNinja24,
    I just received an estimated valuation on the MGM records from a renowned expert, Lloyd Thoburn, from Coinopwarehouse. See below facebook message conversation:

    My request: "Lloyd, would you lend your expertise and give an estimated retail value of this NOS 1948 Dickies sign with original shipping box and the MGM Records sign lighting. Thanks in advance for your reply.

    Lloyd's response: "MGM personally, I think about a grand and Dickies around $500 to $700. I’d love to get the MGM. I know where another one is. Guys dad had a record shop and he got it out of the attic in the box.

    John,
    Your valuation is obviously flawed and nowhere near accurate on these items.

    "I guess so, because I think you got robbed spending $300 on a $100 at best sign".

    Cheers,

    Chuck

    #770 1 year ago

    Chuck,

    Thanks for the follow up.
    Much appreciated!

    #771 1 year ago

    Jimmy (CiberNinja24),

    If this MGM Records lighted sign was listed on Lloyd’s Coinopwarehouse Facebook page, he would have no problem selling this within the hour for $1K. He has a huge following audience across the US and overseas in the Coinop and anything vintage/antique scene from his warehouse locations in Hagerstown, MD. If this was taken to auction, the seller would have to pay a commissions fee. A fair valuation between the two of you, would be between $700 - $850. I hope you are able to purchase this relic. My wife and I collect vintage movie theatre items and this would definitely have a place in our home. I would have no reservations dropping $1k for this RARE Art Deco masterpiece.
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    #772 1 year ago
    Quoted from Cleanroom:

    CyberNinja24,
    I just received an estimated valuation on the MGM records from a renowned expert, Lloyd Thoburn, from Coinopwarehouse. See below facebook message conversation:
    My request: "Lloyd, would you lend your expertise and give an estimated retail value of this NOS 1948 Dickies sign with original shipping box and the MGM Records sign lighting. Thanks in advance for your reply.
    Lloyd's response: "MGM personally, I think about a grand and Dickies around $500 to $700. I’d love to get the MGM. I know where another one is. Guys dad had a record shop and he got it out of the attic in the box.
    John,
    Your valuation is obviously flawed and nowhere near accurate on these items.
    "I guess so, because I think you got robbed spending $300 on a $100 at best sign".
    Cheers,
    Chuck

    Chuck,

    Just a little caution in getting an estimate from Lloyd, he tends to be on the high side. Lloyd, dealt with him several times and always a good experience, has a handful of high end customers that make-up for 80%+ of his business. So he could possibly get the prices he quoted from these buyers. Again, not knocking him. It's great he was willing to provide you his opinion.

    #773 1 year ago

    meSez,

    I have had the privilege to conduct business with Lloyd on several transactions as well. His prices move product, be it in the US or overseas. The antique/vintage market in Texas is WAYYYYY overpriced. I normally have to venture out of state to find good/fair deals.

    I met my wife while I was stationed at Ft. Meade, MD while working at NSA. She has family in the area and we visit often. He is very fair on most of his offerings. There are times as you have noted, that his price is met by high end clientele. He finds unusual or highly sought after relics on a weekly basis because of his business acumen, longevity, and client list. Now his son, Ben, has branched out and established his own business, Coinop Amusements. His entire family is very amicable and an asset to the Coinop and collectibles market.

    Chuck

    #774 1 year ago
    Quoted from Cleanroom:

    meSez,
    I have had the privilege to conduct business with Lloyd on several transactions as well. His prices move product, be it in the US or overseas. The antique/vintage market in Texas is WAYYYYY overpriced. I normally have to venture out of state to find good/fair deals.
    I met my wife while I was stationed at Ft. Meade, MD while working at NSA. She has family in the area and we visit often. He is very fair on most of his offerings. There are times as you have noted, that his price is met by high end clientele. He finds unusual or highly sought after relics on a weekly basis because of his business acumen, longevity, and client list. Now his son, Ben, has branched out and established his own business, Coinop Amusements. His entire family is very amicable and an asset to the Coinop and collectibles market.
    Chuck

    Yeah I know Lloyd as I use to visit him periodically when I lived back East. Most people seem to bash him but I never had an issues with him whatsoever. I guess it goes back to the old saying "item is worth whatever someone is willing to pay". You advising that you would pay a grand for it tells the OP right there that it's worth at least a grand. Might be best for OP to go back to the seller and ask them to put a price on it. Might be one of those scenarios where the owner paid $20 for it at a garage sale.

    Jimmy if you would let us know how it works out? Good Luck

    #775 1 year ago

    Check out this Texas Bucket List item hemihideout.com if you enjoy Muscle cars and neon. I had the pleasure of visiting this palatial destination with my sister and brother-in-law during a Corvette group meet and greet. John Hovas is a down to earth and approachable owner. His building is second to none. Enjoy

    #776 1 year ago
    Quoted from Cleanroom:

    John,
    Your valuation is obviously flawed and nowhere near accurate on these items.
    "I guess so, because I think you got robbed spending $300 on a $100 at best sign".
    Cheers,
    Chuck

    Like I said, that is my opinion on the values. I couldn't give a rats ass what Lloyd thinks its worth. What is his word LAW or something?? The guy wanted peoples opinions and so I gave him one just like you did. Take it for what it is and move on.....sheeesh!!

    John

    #777 1 year ago

    I appreciate the conversation and think we’ve gotten what we were looking for.
    My friend claims he was previously offered $500 for the sign and turned it down.
    The sign is worth a ton to me from a sentimental value stand point.
    The sign is hanging in my game room with the understanding that I’ll buy it from him some day once we arrive at a fair price.
    This has helped a great deal.
    Thanks again!

    #778 1 year ago

    So there you go, you can't put a price on sentimental value.......we'll maybe you can. Best of luck!!

    John

    #779 1 year ago

    Also in the pictures of the MGM sign you’ll also see my grandfather’s original pinwheel clock manufactured by Cleveland.
    This is an original, not the reproduction currently being sold.
    What would the value be on something like this? Everything original. Everything working.

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    #780 1 year ago

    Ok...been on the hunt for this one and scored it today

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    #781 1 year ago

    Now I have the pair. Thought I would never find the Bud Light guitar.

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    #782 1 year ago

    Nice I think I saw that bud light one for sale on Facebook market place

    #783 1 year ago
    Quoted from Cleanroom:

    A couple more pics. A NOS Brunswick Max Pin in the original shipping box and a Blue Bell Ice Cream neon. The Blue Bell Ice Cream neon signs were only awarded to large retail sellers by Blue Bell Creameries and not available via public sale.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

    Love the bowling pin neon, I definitely need one above my big ball bowler where did you find that?

    #784 1 year ago
    Quoted from PoBoyPinball:

    Nice I think I saw that bud light one for sale on Facebook market place

    Yep....that’s probably the one. I never look there and just decided to look at the right time.

    #785 1 year ago

    My wife got me this one.

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    #786 1 year ago

    Wall space in the gameroom is at a premium, I had to put Vitamin R in the bathroom.

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    #787 1 year ago
    Quoted from DUFUS:

    I put Vitamin R in the bathroom.

    Makes sense. There are a lot of bathrooms that should be rated R.

    #788 1 year ago

    Need to get a few more neons up but room is coming along

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    #789 1 year ago

    All set for Super Bowl Sunday!

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    #790 1 year ago


    Quoted from nvu4prod:All set for Super Bowl Sunday![quoted image]

    GO CHIEFS.....

    #791 1 year ago

    I have 3 signs in my game room. I’m hoping to increase my collection.

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    #792 1 year ago

    Here are a few more of mine. Heidelberg was a local Tacoma beer.

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    #793 1 year ago

    The Neon Shop's new logo:

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    Fabrication: Josh Goodacre (The Neon Shop)
    Design: Ryan Claytor (That's a-ME!)
    Portfolio: http://www.tinyurl.com/clayacre

    #794 1 year ago
    Quoted from RyanClaytor:

    The Neon Shop's new logo:
    [quoted image]
    Fabrication: Josh Goodacre (The Neon Shop)
    Design: Ryan Claytor (That's a-ME!)
    Portfolio: http://www.tinyurl.com/clayacre

    wow, nice stuff

    #795 1 year ago
    Quoted from golfingdad1:

    wow, nice stuff

    Thanks, golfingdad1 . It's been a pleasure collaborating with Josh on these signs. Just look at the backflips he had to perform to make this deceptively simple word (seriously...click to zoom and trace those letterforms):

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    I can't get over his work.

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    #796 1 year ago

    1964 Rotosphere 19ft tip to tip rotating neon sign.

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    #797 1 year ago

    A few of my neon clocks and signs.

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    #798 1 year ago

    Rotating Neon Pegesus

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    #799 1 year ago

    My last name in 17 feet of old Buick dealership neon sign

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    #800 1 year ago

    Holy shit ARW55, is that real life? Looks like a neon museum. Cheers to you!

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