I was surprised to find out just how popular collecting neon signs has become. I started looking into this phenomena right after seeing an episode of NBC’s The Office where Michael and Jan bicker about a St. Pauli Girl Neon Beer Sign. It turns out that collecting neon signs, particular beer signs, is a popular hobby. Some people even do it on a huge scale and have neon sign graveyard made up of old signs the original owners were discarding.
What Neon Sign Collectors Should Look For?
First of all a neon sign buyer should make sure that the sign is actually a neon sign and not one that’s similar made of Fluorescent bulbs. These signs look neon like but aren’t as durable or as beautiful as the real thing. However they will be cheaper than the real thing.
Remember that photographing neon signs is tricky and sometimes the trickster is behind the camera. Look for photos take in natural light and using close ups.
Another thing to understand is that real neon bulbs are expensive because the process of making them is much higher than it is for fluorescent bulbs. If you’re paying a low price you probably aren’t buying a real neon sign.
Lastly, make sure that the seller of the neon sign knows how to properly ship a neon sign and that they will offer to insure your purchase in case of accidents during shipping.
Where to Get Neon Beer Signs?
Well, it’s obvious isn’t it?