Kings Cross sign to be auctioned off tonight

Kings Cross sign to be auctioned off tonight

Published: 07 September 2016

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For 42 years it stood at the threshold of Sydney’s clubbing capital – saying ‘Welcome to Kings Cross’ as much as it said ‘Drink Coke.’

But now the famous symbol of the party precinct is on sale – going up for auction on eBay for five days from 8pm Wednesday until Monday.

Each letter of the sign will be sold off separately, which range between 25 kgs to 65 kgs each and stand from 3 metres to 5 metres tall.

The sign was originally built in 1974, one of many neon signs around the Kings Cross area, straddling William Street and Darlinghurst Road.

It sat 41 metres wide, 13 metres high, and had 88 panels powered by 1200 red and white neon tubes.

The sign was dismantled last year and replaced by a more energy-efficient billboard, powered by LED lights rather than neon.

You can place a bid for your piece of Sydney’s history on eBay here: http://stores.ebay.com.au/bidsforgood/cocacola

All proceeds from the sale will be donated to local charity the Wayside Chapel.

Other famous landmarks that have sold well on eBay include:

The Sydney Olympic Rings: sold for $26 000 last year.

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The Hollywood Sign: sold for $450 000 last year

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A complete set of Australian Coca Cola Yoyo's from 1958 to 1984: sold for $4550

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