Vintage Budweiser Neon Sign: Drink Anheuser-Busch St. Louis MO – NS6512
This Extremely Rare, Original 1950’s Era, Double Sided, 2 Part Porcelain Enamel, Anheuser-Busch, “Drink Budweiser” Sign Features A Die Cut Bowtie Shaped Sign Connected With Chains To A Lower Rectangular Sign, And Features Working, Fully Restored Neon
101 Point Neon And Electrical Restoration, Including Neon Blown And Hand Bent By Our In House Master Glass Blowers Using Historically Correct Techniques, With All New Wiring, Electrical Components And Solid State Transformers, Signed And Certified, By Award Winning Artist H.J. Nick, This Certification Is Recognized By All Major Insurance Companies And Experienced Investors Worldwide
Vintage Budweiser Neon Sign: Drink Anheuser-Busch St. Louis MO
This rare, vintage Budweiser neon sign. It is an original 1950's advertisement that was used in bars that served Budweiser beer in that era. At ArtFactory.com we have on of the largest selections of original, neon, lighted, and vintage collectible signs for sale anywhere, guaranteed authentic, and backed by over a century of experience. This two part sign is an extremely rare find, and is a double sided, genuine porcelain enamel advertising sign. This is an extra large, centerpiece size sign that measures 53 inches at its tallest point, by 48 inches at its widest point, and is 2 inches thick with electrical components housed inside of the sign. The upper part of the sign is die cut, in the shape of Budweiser's bowtie logo, with the stylized Anheuser-Busch "A" in the knot area of the bowtie. This part of the sign lights up in 3 different colors of neon around the border, red, then white, then blue. The stylized "A" lights up in red neon. The lower part of the sign is a rectangular sign with a red background that reads "Drink Anheuser-Busch Budweiser" in the center of the sign, in white lettering with a navy blue border. The word "Drink" lights up in red neon, the words "Anheuser-Busch" light up in blue neon, and the word "Budweiser" lights up in white neon. Below this wording is a white, blue, and red, Anheuser-Busch logo in the lower center with the words "Anheuser-Busch" to the left and "St. Louis MO" to the right, both in smaller white lettering with a navy blue border.
Like all of our collectible signs, this vintage Budweiser neon sign is sold in original, unrestored condition as pictured. This sign has only a few very small dings on the sign face, and some very light chipping to the enamel near the edges at the bottom. This type of damage is extremely common in signs that were displayed outdoors, and would commonly be struck by wind blown items during storms. Other than these minor blemishes, the sign is extremely clean and free of damage, has mostly clean lettering, and most importantly is free of rust. The sign overall is in Excellent (Exl) condition, which is a rare find in itself, and is as clean of an example of this now, over 70-year-old sign, that you will find, that was actually used.
Vintage Budweiser Neon Sign Specifications
- Type: Genuine Vintage Porcelain Enamel Hanging Sign With Fully Restored Neon
- Sides: Double Sided
- Shape: Upper: Die Cut Bowtie Shaped/Lower: Horizontally Oriented Rectangular
- Style: 2 Part Porcelain Sign Connected With Hanging Chains With Working Neon
- Company: Anheuser-Busch
- Product: Budweiser Beer
- Era: 1950's
- Place Of Manufacture: U.S.A.
- Color: Red/Navy Blue/White
- Neon Color: Red (Outer Stripe Around Border Of Bowtie/Lettering "Drink")/White (Middle Stripe Around Border Of Bowtie/Lettering "Budweiser")/Blue (Inner Stripe Around Border Of Bowtie/Lettering "Anheuser-Busch")
- Dimensions: 53 Inches At Tallest Point By 48 Inches At Widest Point (2 Inch Deep Heavy Metal Can)
- Condition: Original Genuine Porcelain Enamel 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
Vintage Budweiser Neon Sign 101 Point Neon And Electrical Restoration Details
We do not believe in restoring damage to porcelain, dings, dents, or even bullet holes on signs, because it is our belief, and the prevailing belief among collectors that this type of wear is part of that item's story. Furthermore, there is no correct way to add new porcelain in a manor that would be consistent with a full museum quality restoration, and attempts at these types of restorations are generally frowned upon in the collector community. The only exception to this rule is when dealing with neon and electrical components, which is why this vintage Budweiser neon sign has underwent a full, 101 point, museum quality neon and electrical restoration. These neon restorations are 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 Budweiser Neon Sign And ArtFactory.com Collectible Memorabilia Details
Like all of our vintage collectible Americana, this vintage Budweiser neon sign is an original, investment quality item. We are a one stop shop when it comes to outfitting your man cave or game room. We can can outfit an entire vintage mancave or billiard room for you, or help you find that one special item that has been missing from your collection. In addition to signs, we have a wide ranging inventory of collectible and restored memorabilia, this includes everything from old soda vending machines to vintage visible gas pumps, oil pumps, and lubesters that we have fully restored to working, museum quality condition. Our restorations are the best in the business because nobody has been doing it longer, or pays as much attention to detail. We have a varied selection of investment quality memorabilia across many different categories of collectibles as well. Our specialties include automobilia, petroliana, Coca-Cola and other soda collectibles, tobacciana, grocery and general store advertisements, and much more.
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We specialize in original collectible advertising from America's most iconic brands. Don't be duped by fakes, or settle for low quality reproductions that will never have any long term appreciable value. This rare vintage Budweiser neon sign is the perfect conversation piece that will wow your friends, family, and clients alike. Like all of our vintage collectible signs, it is guaranteed authentic, investment quality memorabilia. We stock the rarest, most collector coveted, and hardest to find, signs that serious collectors are looking for. All antique collectibles offered are genuine memorabilia and appreciable assets, not fake reproductions. All items are fine collectible art at the highest world class collector level. At ArtFactory.com, we only deal in collectibles that are guaranteed to be authentic, and that guarantee is backed by over a century of experience in the collectible advertising and antique restorations marketplace. Call us today at 1-800-292-0008 to ask for pricing on this vintage Budweiser neon sign, or any of our other vintage collectibles.
ArtFactory.com & 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.
Why is Budweiser the King of Beers?
Since the 16th Century, the Czechs called this style of pilsner "The Beer of Kings," since it was brewed in Budejovice, the imperial brewery of the Holy Roman Empire. As a pp lay on this, Busch marketed his product as "The King of Beers.”May 7, 2012
Beer (Czech: pivo) has a long history in what is now the Czech Republic, with brewing taking place in Břevnov Monastery in 993. The city of Brno had the right to brew beer from the 12th century while Plzeň and České Budějovice (Pilsen and Budweis in German), had breweries in the 13th century.
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