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Northern Consolidated Airlines Neon Sign: Vintage Aviation Sign – NS6973

This Extremely Rare Original Airline Advertisement From The 1940’s Is A Centerpiece Type Item For Even The Most Serious Aviation Collector And Enthusiast, At We Can Outfit Your Entire Vintage Airline Themed Man Cave, Game Room, Or Lady Lounge

Original, Unrestored Condition, Vintage Porcelain Sign With 101 Point Neon And Electrical Restoration Featuring All New Electrical Components, Wiring, And Solid State Transformers, With Award Winning Artist H.J. Nicks Brass Tag Signature Certification As A World Class Fine Art Museum And Investment Quality Piece


Northern Consolidated Airlines Neon Sign: Rare Vintage Aviation Sign

This original vintage Northern Consolidated Airlines neon sign is just one of hundreds of collectible automobilia and petroliana (and aviation) collectibles currently for sale from This large, single sided, porcelain enamel sign measures 39 inches wide by 24 inches tall, and is on a 5 inch deep metal can (Total Weight 49 Pounds). The sign has a white outer border with an ovular shaped colored center area, that has an orange background at the top and a navy blue background at the bottom. The sign features Art Deco style graphics, as were common in the era, of a jet airplane flying across the sign, and a salmon fish jumping out of the water on the right side. It reads "ALASKA" in large white lettering in the center of the sign. From top to bottom, in smaller white lettering, the sign reads "Anglers Paradise/First Prop-Jets In Alaska/ Katmai - Valley Of 10,000 Smokes/Northern Consolidated Airlines Inc. Anchorage, Alaska". The sign lights up in orange neon around the outer border of the sign, as pictured, and also around the border of the airplane. The word "ALASKA" in the center, lights up in white neon, and the salmon fish jumping out of the water has a blue neon border. To top it all off, this vintage Northern Consolidated Airlines neon sign features an on/off pull chord as pictured, so that it can easily be turned on or off without unplugging.

We do not believe in restoring old signs because it is our belief that every ding, dent, and blemish is part of the story and history of the item. Like all of our collectible signs, this vintage Northern Consolidated Airlines neon sign is sold in original, unrestored condition, as pictured. We do not believe in restoring old signs because it is our belief that every ding, dent, and blemish is part of the story and history of the item. The porcelain enamel sign is in Excellent (Exl) condition overall, with only some light wear and chipping around the outer edge of the sign. The inner part of the sign is relatively free of blemishes, and this sign does not have any significant dings or dents. Overall, it as is clean of an example of a sign this age as you are going to find for sale, and does not appear to have ever been displayed outdoors.

Northern Consolidated Airlines Neon Sign Specifications

  • Type: Single Sided Genuine Vintage Lighted Porcelain Enamel Sign With Fully Restored/Rebuilt Neon And Electrical
  • Style: Rectangular Shaped Porcelain Enamel Sign
  • Sides: Single Sided
  • Company: Northern Consolidated Airlines
  • Product: Airline Flights
  • Date Of Manufacture: 1940's
  • Place Of Manufacture: U.S.A.
  • Color: White/Orange/Navy Blue
  • Neon Color: Orange (Around Airplane Border And Outer Sign Border)/White (Border Of Lettering Of Word "Alaska")Blue (Water And Salmon)
  • Dimensions: 39 Inches Wide By 24 Inches Tall (5 Inches Deep Heavy Metal Can)
  • Weight: 49 Pounds
  • Condition: Original Genuine Porcelain Sign Not Restored Or Doctored (As-Pictured, See Photos For Details)
  • Neon Details: All Neon And Solid State Transformers, Wiring, Mounts, Switches, And Wires Have Been Replaced.
  • Comes With H.J. Nick Exclusive “Fast Hanger Bar” Allowing A Simple And Easy Way To Hang Straight And True Every Time.
  • Neon Has Separate Toggle Pull Chord, As Pictured So That The Sign Can Easily Be Switched On And Off Without Unplugging. 
  • Certification: Brass Tag Signed By Award Winning Artist H.J. Nick

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Northern Consolidated Airlines Neon Sign Additional Details

The only exception is the 101 point, museum quality neon restoration, which is done under the supervision of, certified, and signed by award winning artist H.J. Nick as meeting all world class fine are qualifications.This certification means each item bearing his signature is backed by over 100 years of manufacturing world class fine art handmade furnishings, and restoring America's finest collectibles to original, museum quality condition. All neon restored by our in-house glass blowers, who have blown new glass. This vintage Northern Consolidated Airlines neon sign, and all of our signs are guaranteed to be authentic, backed by over a century of experience in the antiques and collectibles marketplace. This sign is original memorabilia from one of America's most iconic brands. We are a one-stop-shop when it comes to outfitting your man cave or game room. We can outfit an entire airline, gas station, or automotive themed room for you, or help you find that one special item that has been missing from your collection. In addition to signs, we have vintage visible gas pumps, oil pumps, lubesters, and more, that we have fully restored to working, museum quality condition. Our automobilia and aviation collectible restorations are the best in the business because nobody has been doing it longer, or pays as much attention to detail.

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This rare vintage Northern Consolidated Airlines neon sign is the perfect conversation piece that will wow your friends and clients alike. Like all of our vintage collectible signs, it is guaranteed authentic, investment quality memorabilia. We specialize in those hard to find signs that serious collectors are looking for. All antique collectables offered are genuine memorabilia and appreciable assets, not fake reproductions. All items are fine collectable art at the highest world class collector level. Contact us today for pricing on this collectible vintage Alaska Airlines neon sign or any of our collectible Americana, antique signs, old gas pumps, and classic collectibles at 1-800-292-0008.

History Of Northern Consolidated Airlines

Northern Consolidated Airlines (NCA) was an influential carrier in the history of Alaskan aviation, though it eventually became part of a larger airline that continues to operate today. Here's a detailed look at the history of Northern Consolidated Airlines:

Early Years and Founding (1940s)

  • 1947: Northern Consolidated Airlines was founded by Raymond Marshall and Maurice Carlson. The airline was based in Anchorage, Alaska, and primarily focused on serving the remote regions of Alaska, providing essential air service to communities that were otherwise inaccessible.
  • The airline started with a small fleet of bush planes, including aircraft such as the Stinson and the Beechcraft models, which were well-suited to the rugged Alaskan terrain and harsh weather conditions.

Expansion and Operations (1950s-1960s)

  • 1950s: NCA expanded its operations significantly, acquiring larger aircraft such as the Douglas DC-3, which allowed it to carry more passengers and cargo over longer distances.
  • The airline played a crucial role in the development of Alaska's infrastructure, transporting supplies, mail, and people across the state.
  • 1960s: Northern Consolidated Airlines continued to grow, adding more routes and increasing its fleet size. The airline became known for its reliability and vital service to Alaskan communities.

Merger and Evolution (1968)

  • 1968: Northern Consolidated Airlines merged with another prominent Alaskan carrier, Wien Alaska Airlines, which itself had a rich history dating back to 1927. The merged entity operated under the name Wien Consolidated Airlines, combining the strengths and resources of both airlines.
  • The merger allowed for a more extensive network of routes and improved service capabilities across Alaska and beyond. The combined airline retained the Wien name and continued to expand its operations.

Post-Merger and Legacy (1970s-1980s)

  • 1970s: Wien Consolidated Airlines became a significant player in the Alaskan aviation market, offering both passenger and cargo services. The airline expanded its fleet to include jet aircraft such as the Boeing 737, which provided greater efficiency and capacity.
  • 1984: The airline was renamed Wien Air Alaska, reflecting its deep roots in the state and its comprehensive service network.

Decline and Cease of Operations (1980s)

  • 1985: Wien Air Alaska faced financial difficulties and competitive pressures, leading to a reduction in its operations.
  • 1985: Despite efforts to restructure and recover, the airline ceased operations. The closure marked the end of an era for a company that had been a cornerstone of Alaskan aviation for decades.


  • Northern Consolidated Airlines played a crucial role in the development of air travel in Alaska, connecting remote communities and supporting the state's growth and development.
  • The legacy of NCA, through its merger with Wien, contributed significantly to the aviation history of Alaska, setting the stage for future airlines that continued to serve the region.

Northern Consolidated Airlines' story is a testament to the pioneering spirit of Alaskan aviation and its importance in connecting one of the most challenging and remote areas of the United States.

Northern Consolidated Airlines Neon Sign Info

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