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Re: Sign Collecting
« Reply #325 on: July 21, 2019, 09:45:09 AM »

That is an incredible collection Max. As I was scrolling down, I was beginning to worry you didn't have a US 80 shield. But then I saw 2 of them. You said the embossed ones were replicas, but what about the blue one? Was that one from AZ?

Yes the blue one is an Arizona shield.  Bought that one from Jake Bear I believe back in 2012. 

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Re: Sign Collecting
« Reply #326 on: September 20, 2019, 04:57:42 AM »

I have a new (well, sort of new, at this point) interest in sign collecting: shields for routes that don't exist. I already posted the first sign of this kind that I acquired, the US-248A marker that is a state/US mix-up error for NY-248A. Now, the second one is the one that Brian556 posted about in this thread, the Texas Business Loop I-70 shield. (Yes, there are BL I-70s out there, but not in Texas. I'm pretty sure this was intended to be a sign for a US-70 business loop.)

Here's what it looks like after I cleaned the thin film of dirt off the front. It's in unused condition, aside from minor scuffs from being shuffled around in storage.



What's really cool about it is all of the legend is cut-out from white sheeting and applied to the green background, rather than the green having been printed onto white sheeting. All the lettering is thus raised from the surface a little, which was something I tried to get a good picture of, but it seemed outside the capability of my smartphone camera.

The fabrication sticker on the back:

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Re: Sign Collecting
« Reply #327 on: October 31, 2019, 10:30:23 PM »

Two new sign pickups.

CA 118

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Re: Sign Collecting
« Reply #328 on: November 08, 2019, 10:27:36 PM »

Two new additions:

CA 202

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CA 168 (which completes the Fresno set for me)

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Re: Sign Collecting
« Reply #329 on: November 09, 2019, 02:44:16 PM »

Got that US 30S in. Looks nice. The mottled patina adds to the charm.
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Re: Sign Collecting
« Reply #330 on: November 09, 2019, 06:55:35 PM »

Unless something wows me, I'm probably going to lay low on signs until January.
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Re: Sign Collecting
« Reply #331 on: November 13, 2019, 12:13:27 AM »

Picked up a modern CA 108.  Its beat to hell but the price way lower than probably reasonably expected given CA 108 crosses Sonora Pass.

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Re: Sign Collecting
« Reply #332 on: November 22, 2019, 12:12:17 AM »

Jake had his CONN. US 6A offered on eBay, so I snagged it. It's got, um, "charm." Like hol(e)y charm.

But, there are no 6As left in Connecticut, and I probably drove one of the ones this sign was posted on, so there's that.
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« Reply #333 on: November 22, 2019, 12:46:05 AM »

Jake had his CONN. US 6A offered on eBay, so I snagged it. It's got, um, "charm." Like hol(e)y charm.

But, there are no 6As left in Connecticut, and I probably drove one of the ones this sign was posted on, so there's that.

Jake usually has some good stuff heís willing to let go of.  I got a blue US 80 shield from Arizona that he had years ago.  I want to say I bought a couple other signs but I canít recall what they were.  I have a couple of his replicas that Iíve gotten second hand through eBay. 

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Re: Sign Collecting
« Reply #334 on: December 05, 2019, 11:07:04 PM »

Snagged an M-22 shield.  I got a pristine one a couple years back but gave it to my brother-in-law as a gift considering he has a cabin right off the highway:

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Re: Sign Collecting
« Reply #335 on: December 06, 2019, 01:53:03 AM »

The fonts on that M-22 look all sorts of off...
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Re: Sign Collecting
« Reply #336 on: December 06, 2019, 09:27:19 AM »

The fonts on that M-22 look all sorts of off...

Fortunately not quite as bad as some out in the field these days:

https://flic.kr/p/XhgvEA

The interesting thing with M-22 signs is that MDOT has been trying to make them uglier to make them less appealing for signage theft.  This one had a date stamp for assembly back to 2001 which made me think that it probably was pulled from service.  Granted the seller posted another one right after so hopefully thatís the case. 

 


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