More desirable to have the original can IMO but it doesn't seem to deter the value from sales I've made in the past. If its a nice double sided sign with a nice original can, I'll leave it be, but I totally get the guys who split the sign, can make sense financially. Hard to impossible to get a buyer to pay 2x for a sign because its double sided. I've had a few higher dollar signs recently that had really bad cans that needed rebuild, I split them because I was making a can(s) anyway and it seemed to work out pretty well for the sales to have it split. Most people want to hang these signs on a wall so the back side would be unseen anyway. The physically bigger the sign, the more sense it makes to split, as few people want to hang a giant sign in the middle of their display area. Conversely, a smaller double sided sign will hang nicely in the middle of a room.
Last edited by Paul Bell; Sat Sep 11 2021 11:55 AM.