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Shell Die Cut Neon Sign: Original Vintage Collectible Petroliana – NS4972

This Extremely Rare, Original, Porcelain Enamel, Shell Gas Station, Die-Cut, Roadside Sign Is One Of The Truly Iconic Images From The Golden Age Of The Open Road, Something Every Serious Petroliana Aficionado Must Have In The Collection

Original Condition, Unrestored, Porcelain Enamel Sign, With A 101 Point Neon Restoration With All New Electrical Components, Wiring, All Solid State Transformers, With Neon Hand Blown By Our In House Glass Blowers, And Fully Rebuilt Heavy Metal Housing Can; To Top It All Off, Has Received Award Winning Artist H.J. Nick’s Brass Tag Signature Certification, As A World Class Fine Art, Museum And Investment Quality Item, This Certification Is Recognized By Insurers, Museums, And Experienced Collectors Worldwide


Shell Die Cut Neon Sign: Original Vintage Collectible Petroliana

This is an original vintage Shell die cut neon sign that was displayed as roadside advertisement in the late 1950's. This is a large sign measuring 42 inches tall by 41 inches wide, and is 5 inches deep including the housing can (Weight: 40 Pounds). It is a perfect size sign to be both large enough to be used as a collection centerpiece, while still being small enough to fit in a standard room, or not take up all of your wall space in a large man cave. This authentic gasoline advertisement for Shell gas stations is just one of hundreds of original, collectible petroliana signs currently available from It is a genuine, single sided, porcelain enamel, vintage Shell die cut neon sign that is seashell shaped, and has a yellow background with a red details. It reads "Shell" in large red lettering in the center of this vintage Shell die cut neon sign. The neon lights up in  lights up in yellow neon around the outer border of the sign, as pictured. The sign is not dated, but the style of the logo was only used from 1955 and 1963, thus meaning this sign was manufactured during that period.

Like all of our collectible signs, this vintage Shell die cut 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/Very Good Plus (Exl/VG+) condition overall, and is an extremely clean example of this now over 60-year-old sign, with only a few small chips to the porcelain on the sign face. The only blemish of any significance is in the lower right corner of the sign where there is a moderate sized scuff in that are. Otherwise, any other blemishes, which are few to begin with are extremely minor, and barely visible. There are no large dings from wind blown objects as is commonly seen.

Vintage Shell Die Cut Neon Sign Specifications

  • Type: Single Sided Genuine Vintage Porcelain Enamel Sign With Fully Rebuilt Neon And Electrical
  • Style: Die Cut Full Half Sea Shell With Embossed Letters And Accents
  • Company: Shell
  • Product: Gasoline
  • Date Of Manufacture: 1950's
  • Place Of Manufacture: U.S.A.
  • Color: Yellow/Red
  • Neon Color: Yellow (Sign Border )/Red ("SHELL" Lettering)
  • Dimensions: 42 Inches At Tallest Point By 41 Inches At Widest Point (5 Inches Deep Heavy Metal Can)
  • 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

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 using the same techniques and materials that were used for the original neon. Also, any electrical parts including wiring and solid state transformers have been replaced. The neon features a separate on/off toggle pull cord as pictured.

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Vintage Shell Die Cut Neon Sign Additional Details

This vintage Shell die cut neon 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 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 Petrofina restorations are the best in the business because nobody has been doing it longer, or pays as much attention to detail. & Award Winning Artist H.J. Nick Brass Tag Certification Details

The H.J. Nick Brass Tag Certification ensures each piece to be the genuine article. Backed by our over a century of experience, with our word is our bond reputation and guaranteeing or your money back “forever". The H.J. Nick Brass Tag Certification makes this item one of the highest appreciating, collectible investments that you can make. These items can be insured at stated value, usually on your home owners policy, for little added premium. Thus, making this a safer investment than even those insured by the FDIC, is much more fun to own, and puts you in control instead of the bank.

Investment Quality Collectible Petroliana From

This rare vintage Shell die cut 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 Shell die cut neon sign or any of our collectible Americana, antique signs, old gas pumps, and classic collectibles at 1-800-292-0008.

Large Vintage Yellow Shell Gas Sign

Pecten Emblem: The famous Shell emblem, known as the "pecten," was introduced in 1900. The pecten is a stylized representation of a scallop shell, chosen because it is a symbol of pilgrimage in European art.

History Of Shell Gasoline And The "Pecten" (Scallop Shell) Logo

The history of Shell gasoline and Shell gas station signs is quite rich, dating back to the late 19th century. Here's an overview:

  1. Beginnings: The roots of Shell can be traced back to the 1830s when Marcus Samuel Sr. started a small antique shop in London. The shop expanded into dealing with sea shells, which eventually led to the importation of oriental shells. This laid the groundwork for the Shell Transport and Trading Company.
  2. Petroleum Trading: In the late 19th century, the company began to trade in kerosene, the main lighting fuel of the time. It later expanded into the trading of petroleum.
  3. Pecten Emblem: The famous Shell emblem, known as the "pecten," was introduced in 1900. The pecten is a stylized representation of a scallop shell, chosen because it is a symbol of pilgrimage in European art.
  4. Gasoline: Shell began selling gasoline in the early 20th century, initially focusing on supplying fuel for early motor cars.
  5. Expansion: Shell expanded rapidly, establishing a presence across Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. The company played a significant role in the development of the oil industry worldwide.
  6. Gas Station Signs: As Shell expanded its network of gas stations, it introduced distinctive signage to make its stations easily recognizable. The Shell sign typically features the company's name and the iconic pecten emblem, often in bright yellow or red colors against a white background.
  7. Evolution: Over the years, the design of Shell gas station signs has evolved to keep up with changing trends and technologies. While the basic elements of the pecten emblem and company name remain consistent, variations in size, shape, and lighting have been introduced.
  8. Iconic Status: The Shell logo and gas station signs have become iconic symbols of the petroleum industry and are instantly recognizable worldwide. They are associated with quality, reliability, and innovation in the energy sector.

Shell Die Cut Neon Sign Info

When we use the terms "Museum Quality" and "Historically Correct," we are indicating our world-class process. We absolutely preserve all original signs, badges, glass with anomalies, natural aged patinas, and everything that makes a vintage item collectible. Maintaining non-structural damage, all age, wear, and tear is proudly displayed to showcase each item's unique charm.

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