Character, durability and functionality are some of the features that make vintage Olympia beer signs sought after by collectors and personal bar owners. Eclectic themes and originality are what make the light-up signs sought after. While some mere offer a neon of lighted Olympia logo, others display pictures of moving waterfalls. Other signs feature surfers and other moving or motion pictures. These signs feature lights behind realistic panoramic images to create the optical illusions that the images are moving.
Water seems to be a common theme with vintage Olympia beer signs, with waterfalls featured on several models. Antelopes, mountain goats and elks are featured on some vintage sign models for those who preferred to enjoy their favorite beer in their local rural bar or pub.