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Mother Load of Signs
« on: February 11, 2018, 06:02:51 PM »

1007 assorted signs being sold by the State of Maryland.

https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=17287&acctid=432#media

Current bid $3515.00  That's a little over $2 a sign

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Re: Mother Load of Signs
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2018, 06:46:05 PM »

What a sign collector's dream!  :love:
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« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2018, 07:06:01 PM »

What a sign collector's dream!  :love:

Who wants to go half on a U Haul Truck? ;)
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« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2018, 07:58:25 PM »

Up to $4,582 now, I didn't know Maryland had that kind of a collector following.

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Re: Mother Load of Signs
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2018, 08:24:27 PM »

What a sign collector's dream!  :love:

Who wants to go half on a U Haul Truck? ;)
4 not-very large pallets. Should fit in the back of my Suburban. OK; maybe 2 trips. "Most items are used and may contain defects." I wonder if the misspellings on the List of Items reflect the true wording on the signs. Not sure what I'd do with a "Slipper When Wet" sign. Or the "Hi on Hi" one.
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Re: Mother Load of Signs
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2018, 08:30:13 PM »

What a sign collector's dream!  :love:

Who wants to go half on a U Haul Truck? ;)
4 not-very large pallets. Should fit in the back of my Suburban. OK; maybe 2 trips. "Most items are used and may contain defects." I wonder if the misspellings on the List of Items reflect the true wording on the signs. Not sure what I'd do with a "Slipper When Wet" sign. Or the "Hi on Hi" one.

Go for it.
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Re: Mother Load of Signs
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2018, 02:07:55 AM »

125 of them are route markers! Damn...
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« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2018, 08:22:59 AM »

Up to $4,582 now, I didn't know Maryland had that kind of a collector following.

Likely an out of state collector/reseller
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Re: Mother Load of Signs
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2018, 08:43:31 AM »

I would doubt it's a collector.  They're looking for bargains or one-of-a-kind old signage.  The signage here is fairly generic, which would be useful to a small town or city that can get a lot of signage cheap.

It's interesting to see the bid history, and some extremely large jumps in the bids.

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Could also be a restaurant chain (ie: TGI Fridays) that sometimes posts random signage around the restaurant.
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« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2018, 09:36:41 AM »

Up to $4,582 now, I didn't know Maryland had that kind of a collector following.

Likely an out of state collector/reseller

There was a huge run of Maryland shields for $30-$40 a couple months back on eBay.  I didnít see anything that caught my eye but the amount of scrap signage seemed to be prolific.  Someone can probably make a killing reselling if they got the time and money.

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« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2018, 09:45:35 AM »

Up to $4,582 now, I didn't know Maryland had that kind of a collector following.

Likely an out of state collector/reseller

There was a huge run of Maryland shields for $30-$40 a couple months back on eBay.  I didnít see anything that caught my eye but the amount of scrap signage seemed to be prolific.  Someone can probably make a killing reselling if they got the time and money.

My first thought was "where's Jake?" ;)
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Re: Mother Load of Signs
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2018, 09:51:08 PM »

Winning bid $4582 ($4,856.92 with tax)
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Re: Mother Load of Signs
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2018, 06:38:30 AM »

Now watch eBay to see how many MD state route signs turn up for sale & flood the market.
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« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2018, 08:00:13 AM »

Now watch eBay to see how many MD state route signs turn up for sale & flood the market.

They are usually pretty common to begin with so that ought to keep the starting prices somewhat low.  There has been a ton of Indiana stuff on eBay lately which has been running about $40 dollars for a US Route sign and $30 for a state highway.  There is a similar scrap guy from Texas who seems to be averaging close to $70-80 for state, US, and Interstate shields.  He started out in $40-50 territory but was clearing his inventory fast and bumped the prices up.

 


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