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Vintage Union 76 Neon Sign: Rare Investment Quality Petroliana – NS6867

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This Is An Original Condition, Genuine Vintage Porcelain Enamel, Roadside Advertisement, With A 101 Point Neon And Electrical Restoration, To Working, Museum Quality Collectible Condition, New Neon Hand Blown And Bent By Our In-House Master Glass Blowers, Using Historically Correct Techniques, Includes All New Electrical Components, Wiring, And Solid State Transformers; Certified With Award Winning Artist H.J. Nick’s Brass Tag Signature Certification As World Class Fine Art, And Investment Quality Piece


Vintage Union 76 Neon Sign: With Fully Restored Neon/Electrical

If you are looking for an item that really has an iconic feel, this original, 1940's era, vintage Union 76 neon sign, which measures nearly 4 and a half feet tall, is just such an item. It is just one of hundreds of automobilia and petroliana collectibles currently for sale from, and a genuine piece of historic memorabilia from America's Golden Age of the Open Road. The single sided, vertically oriented, rectangular sign, measures 52 1/2 inches tall, by 40 inches wide, and is 5 inches deep, with electrical components and transformers housed inside the sign's metal housing can. It is a genuine porcelain enamel sign with an orange background, with blue stripes across the top and bottom. There is a large blue "76" with a white border in the center of the sign. This sign lights up in light blue neon across the top and bottom stripes on the sign, and also around the border of the "76". This vintage Union 76 neon sign is a true American icon, and among the most famous and popular gas station roadside signs among petroliana enthusiasts.

Like all of our collectible signs, this vintage Union 76 neon sign is sold in original, unrestored condition as pictured. This sign has a few (about 5) small dings to the enamel on the sign face, but otherwise is in clean condition, and is an exceptional example of a sign this age. We do not believe in restoring damage to porcelain signs because it is our belief, and the prevailing belief among collectors that this type of wear is part of that item's story. It also DOES NOT HAVE any of type of damage from being struck by wind blown items during storms is extremely common in signs that were displayed outdoors. Other than these small dings, the sign is free of damage, has 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 80-year-old sign that you will find, that was actually used.

Vintage Union 76 Neon Sign Specifications

  • Type: Single Sided Genuine Vintage Heavy Metal Porcelain Enamel Sign
  • Style: Rectangular Porcelain Roadside Sign
  • Company: Union 76
  • Product: Gas Station
  • Era: 1940's
  • Place Of Manufacture: U.S.A.
  • Color: Orange/Navy Blue
  • Neon Color: Blue (Upper And Lower Stripes/Border Of "76")
  • Dimensions: 52 1/2 Inches Tall By 40 Inches Wide By 5 Inches Deep
  • Condition: Original Genuine Tin Litho Sign Not Restored Or Doctored (As-Pictured, See Photos For Details)
  • Neon Details: All Neon And Solid State Transformers (And Flashers), 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
  • Brass Tagged: Signed & Certified By Award Winning Artist H.J. Nick (This Certification Is Recognized By Museums, Insurers, And Experienced Collectors Worldwide)

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Vintage Union 76 Neon Sign Additional Details

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 we have done a 101 point, museum quality neon restoration on this vintage Union 76 neon sign. 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. & 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.

The World's Largest Selection Of Collectible Road Art

This vintage Union 76 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 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 automobilia and petroliana restorations are the best in the business because nobody has been doing it longer, or pays as much attention to detail. This rare vintage Union 76 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 Union 76 neon sign or any of our collectible Americana, antique signs, old gas pumps, and classic collectibles at 1-800-292-0008.

Union 76 Gas Station Company History

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Union 76 station in Southern California, c. 1950s. Dinah Sanders, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Union 76, also known as Union Oil Company of California, has a rich history in the petroleum industry. Here's an overview of the history of Union 76 gas stations:

  1. Founding and Early Years:
    • Union Oil Company of California was founded in 1890 by Thomas Bard, a California politician and businessman.
    • The company initially focused on oil exploration and production in California.
  2. The Orange Disc:
    • In 1932, Union Oil introduced the iconic orange ball or disc symbol, which became synonymous with the brand. This symbol was featured prominently at Union 76 gas stations.
  3. Expansion and Growth:
    • Union Oil expanded its operations beyond California, exploring and producing oil in other parts of the United States and internationally.
    • The company grew its retail presence by establishing gas stations under the Union 76 brand.
  4. Distinctive Design:
    • Union 76 gas stations were known for their distinctive orange and blue color scheme, and the orange ball logo was a prominent feature in the station's signage.
  5. Unocal Merger:
    • In 1985, Union Oil Company merged with the Molson Brewery of Canada to form a holding company called First Interstate Bancorp.
    • In 1987, First Interstate Bancorp acquired Pure Oil Company, and the combined entity adopted the name Unocal Corporation.
  6. 76 Brand Continues:
    • Despite the corporate changes and mergers, the Union 76 brand continued to be used for the company's retail gasoline stations.
  7. Chevron Acquisition:
    • In 2005, Chevron Corporation announced its intention to acquire Unocal Corporation. The acquisition was completed in August 2005.
  8. Transition to Chevron Brand:
    • Following the acquisition, many Union 76 gas stations were rebranded as Chevron stations. The distinctive orange ball logo gradually disappeared from the retail landscape.
  9. Legacy:
    • Despite the transition to the Chevron brand, the Union 76 brand and its iconic orange ball logo continue to hold nostalgic value for many people.
  10. Collectibles and Memorabilia:
    • Union 76 memorabilia, including signs, gas pumps, and other items featuring the orange ball logo, are sought after by collectors and enthusiasts.

Vintage Union 76 Neon Sign Info

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