The first neon sign was hung in a Parisian barber shop in 1912. Neon signs have changed since then, increased in popularity, and decreased in popularity. Fast forward to today with the collector who is in search of vintage neon signs.
Collectors have many different types of signs to choose from. Signs from the west coast are popular and in high demand. Other high demand signs are, railroad, smoking, oil, farm, gas, travel, beer, automobile, food, and farm signs.
The condition of a vintage neon sign is a determining factor of its value. Rarity of a specific sign and the overall appeal of a sign should be kept in mind when purchasing. Research is always a must, because there are many reproductions on the market.