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Re: Sign Collecting
« Reply #275 on: June 24, 2018, 03:31:06 PM »

There are two shops at Sarcoxie, MO that have old signs. One has 48 inch construction signs, the other has a bunch of STOP signs in various conditions as well as a couple US 166 signs. Stop signs are $30+, but I didn't ask about the 166.

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« Reply #276 on: June 24, 2018, 03:34:50 PM »

What California Spades do you have behind the US 1&9?

I've got a CA 99 and 58 hiding back there.

Nice, had to ask once I saw those in the background. 

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Re: Sign Collecting
« Reply #277 on: July 09, 2018, 08:32:06 PM »

Another ditch rescue had to be performed due to a sign replacement project. Such a shame:   :sombrero:

20180709_174142 by Jess Kilgore, on Flickr

The reason these are being replaced is listed on the back:

20180709_174218 by Jess Kilgore, on Flickr
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« Reply #278 on: August 18, 2018, 09:26:57 AM »

Small recent add from a scarp shop; a Caltrans Semi-Route 18x18 sign:

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« Reply #279 on: September 11, 2018, 10:34:50 PM »

Picked up a CA 62 shield, been looking for one for a long time.  Lots of interesting memories about blowing a tire on the 100 mile stretch without service and changing it out on the side of the highway:

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Re: Sign Collecting
« Reply #280 on: September 11, 2018, 11:43:26 PM »

Only thing I've picked up lately is a Historic Route US 66 sign from Illinois. I got it at a silent auction at the Route 66 Festival in Texas.

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« Reply #281 on: October 01, 2018, 04:26:53 PM »

Finally found a reasonably priced CA 49, been seeking this one for a long time:

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Re: Sign Collecting
« Reply #282 on: October 16, 2018, 08:03:36 AM »

I picked up a souvenir-sized National Road sign on my trip, but didn't find many opportunities, otherwise.
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« Reply #283 on: November 23, 2018, 11:31:38 PM »

Picked up an unused G28-1 spec California State Route 14 shield:

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I run into this shield type now and then out on the State Highways. Generally I've founded them to be somewhat common in Southern California mostly.  The G28-1 spec shield is substantially smaller than the G28-2 shield that is a far more common variant.  Personally I think the G28-1 is pretty ugly but it fits well in my garage with the bigger shields.  Below I linked over the California MUTCD specs for G28-1 and G28-2 shields.

http://www.dot.ca.gov/trafficops/tcd/docs/G28-1.pdf

http://www.dot.ca.gov/trafficops/tcd/docs/G28-2.pdf

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Re: Sign Collecting
« Reply #284 on: January 02, 2019, 09:57:19 PM »

I'll admit, this was an impulse purchase. Stuff that isn't from Minnesota isn't typically in my purview, but I figured this was unique enough (and inexpensive enough) that… why not?

A US/state route mix-up error shield from New York. This one never made it to the field, as none of the holes have been punched through the sheeting, although it clearly saw a little bit of abuse while in storage. The upper left edge was also a bit screwed up in fabrication, since the black doesn't completely fill in that corner.

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Re: Sign Collecting
« Reply #285 on: February 01, 2019, 12:30:09 AM »

Picked up a Lassen County Route A25 shield on the cheap off eBay the other day.  I haven't driven this one but I've driven by it several times on US 395 near Honey Lake on the way to Reno and/or Susanville.  I'd prefer a J1 or J16 but its rare enough these become available:

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« Reply #286 on: February 12, 2019, 12:49:12 PM »

Picked up a County Route A3 from the same person I got the A25 from.  A3 is on the north end of Honey Lake, this one is 24x24 as opposed to the 18x18 A25:

https://flic.kr/p/2dBQ65N

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Re: Sign Collecting
« Reply #287 on: February 12, 2019, 11:50:50 PM »

Neighboring house in Princeville, Kauai on a recent trip.



Sorry for potato quality; only better angle would have been trespassing in their yard. But there were US 101 and CA 192 signs mounted on their back porch exterior walls.

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« Reply #288 on: February 13, 2019, 12:05:57 AM »

Weird to see a CA 192 shield all the way the hell out there.  Didn't one of those pop up on eBay awhile back?

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Re: Sign Collecting
« Reply #289 on: February 14, 2019, 10:43:08 AM »

Nabbed an Australian Tourist Drive 1 sign. It's kind of beat up and will need a bit of flattening in the vise but should display well. It will go with my National Highway 87 reassurance shield and National Route 1 coverplate.

Still, my prized one is an embossed Maine US 1. The paint is largely original. I even found an embossed R to go with it, even though I don't think Maine ever used those, but it matches.
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Re: Sign Collecting
« Reply #290 on: February 14, 2019, 11:44:58 AM »

Nabbed an Australian Tourist Drive 1 sign. It's kind of beat up and will need a bit of flattening in the vise but should display well. It will go with my National Highway 87 reassurance shield and National Route 1 coverplate.

Still, my prized one is an embossed Maine US 1. The paint is largely original. I even found an embossed R to go with it, even though I don't think Maine ever used those, but it matches.

There was an R sign on e-bay a few weeks ago.
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Re: Sign Collecting
« Reply #291 on: February 14, 2019, 12:20:45 PM »

Another ditch rescue had to be performed due to a sign replacement project. Such a shame:   :sombrero:

20180709_174142 by Jess Kilgore, on Flickr

The reason these are being replaced is listed on the back:

20180709_174218 by Jess Kilgore, on Flickr

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« Reply #292 on: February 14, 2019, 12:31:40 PM »

Nabbed an Australian Tourist Drive 1 sign. It's kind of beat up and will need a bit of flattening in the vise but should display well. It will go with my National Highway 87 reassurance shield and National Route 1 coverplate.

Still, my prized one is an embossed Maine US 1. The paint is largely original. I even found an embossed R to go with it, even though I don't think Maine ever used those, but it matches.

Picked up this steel square US 202 from Maine a couple years back:

https://flic.kr/p/SB9LxG

I honestly would have preferred just a modern Us 202 shield since I lived off it in Connecticut for 6 years. But I’m not going to complain for the price I paid to get something steel. 

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Re: Sign Collecting
« Reply #293 on: February 15, 2019, 06:47:24 AM »

Nabbed an Australian Tourist Drive 1 sign. It's kind of beat up and will need a bit of flattening in the vise but should display well. It will go with my National Highway 87 reassurance shield and National Route 1 coverplate.

Still, my prized one is an embossed Maine US 1. The paint is largely original. I even found an embossed R to go with it, even though I don't think Maine ever used those, but it matches.

There was an R sign on e-bay a few weeks ago.

What does an R sign mean?
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Re: Sign Collecting
« Reply #294 on: February 15, 2019, 08:44:47 AM »

Nabbed an Australian Tourist Drive 1 sign. It's kind of beat up and will need a bit of flattening in the vise but should display well. It will go with my National Highway 87 reassurance shield and National Route 1 coverplate.

Still, my prized one is an embossed Maine US 1. The paint is largely original. I even found an embossed R to go with it, even though I don't think Maine ever used those, but it matches.

There was an R sign on e-bay a few weeks ago.

What does an R sign mean?

Turn Right. It was posted below the route shield. 

It was actually a LEFT that was on e-bay
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-L-Route-66-Highway-Shield-Marker-Road-Sign-Embossed-G-S-amp-D-G-Railroad-/382754612485?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&nma=true&si=xFGfGWIdDESAdhjCDlb6XCfVsF0%253D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557


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Re: Sign Collecting
« Reply #295 on: March 26, 2019, 10:56:48 AM »

I bought this last week, received it on Saturday: an Anoka County Road 10 shield.



Anoka and Ramsey County 10 are the former alignment of US-10 in the northern Twin Cities suburbs, before the freeway between MN-47 and I-35W was completed in 1999.

This sign was made by a contractor a couple years after that, judging by the sticker on the back.



This next sign I've had for a couple years now, but it's relevant to the above sign: a MnDOT US-10 shield.



This one appears to have never been posted in the field, since it's in really good condition and it lacks the impressions of washers around the mounting holes. Interesting to note that the date code near the bottom center, "799", indicates it was fabricated in July 1999, which is pretty close to the time that the aforementioned freeway section opened.

Here's a closeup picture of the date code and the MnDOT logo at the bottom center.

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« Reply #296 on: March 26, 2019, 11:56:40 AM »

I have a couple new ones, but haven't photographed & Flickr'd them yet.
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« Reply #297 on: March 26, 2019, 12:31:30 PM »

I have a couple new ones, but haven't photographed & Flickr'd them yet.

Haven’t seen the term Flickr’d used much.
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« Reply #298 on: March 26, 2019, 12:47:06 PM »

Speaking of Minnesota there was a US 59 shield up recently in eBay.  I missed out on buying it before the listing disappeared, would have liked to have that one given the National Park connection. 

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« Reply #299 on: March 26, 2019, 12:49:38 PM »

Speaking of Minnesota there was a US 59 shield up recently in eBay.  I missed out on buying it before the listing disappeared, would have liked to have that one given the National Park connection. 

I missed seeing it. I did get a 71 shield a couple weeks ago.
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