Posted 5 years ago
By no means the entirety of my highway/road sign collection, these are just the 33 currently decorating my backyard fence. All were obtained *perfectly legally* -- most came from a local scrapyard where the state DOT periodically leaves a dump-truck or two's worth of retired signs, but a few were traded/bought from fellow collectors. They're all made of heavy sheet aluminum with some or other form of reflective plastic "sheeting" layer on their front surface providing the legends/lettering. Many actually have a grease-pencil date on their backsides indicating when they would have been put into service, I doubt if any are much more than 20yrs old, if that. All are absolutely genuine and have seen previous 'civic duty' alongside a road someplace, except the yellow EXIT ONLY pair (intended to mount to the surface of a green interstate sign) which were new-old-stock and unused when I got them. The yellow RxR and 'winding road' (at least) both now feature various bullet holes, the 'winding road' was also somewhere close to a fire for a little while, its sheeting being slightly scorched/singed on one edge. The blue 'DEPT of CORRECTION BOOT CAMP' would have come from a state 'adopt a highway' litter collection program pair of signs. The smallish white "FAT DADDY'S BBQ (we put meat on your buns!)" restaurant logo would have come from a blue interstate 'food this exit' sign.