Dear Old Man:
My Grandfather owned a Dodge dealership in Arkansas in the 1940s and 50s. We have saved the neon sign from the dealership. It works and is in good condition. It is 40x7 and it is porcelain. We’d like to know its worth and where to sell it. DD
Neon signs are very collectible. Decorators use them in game and family rooms. The first sign was sold to a Paris barber in 1912. From the 20s to the 1950s their popularity exploded. Morphy Auctions, Denver, Pa., is a nationally recognized auction house for neon signs. Fair Market Value $1,500-$2,500.
Ed Tuten is the executive secretary of the New England Appraisers Association. He can be reached at 901-218-7070 or 901-758-2659. His address is 6973 Crestridge Rd. Memphis TN 38119.