Posted 2 years ago
My cats bought me this stop sign for Fathers' Day which was quite nice of them. Luckily they could not sneak into the photos.
The white has yellowed which is a good sign of it being a vintage sign. Plus the red paint has crackled. It is semi-reflective as it does not shime brightly as I pull up my driveway.
The bullet hole adds to the sign I think, that is how they vandalize signs in rural areas. Looks much better than spray paint a look I rather dislike.
The bullet hole looks like a .30 caliber (7.62mm) as large as a 9mm but my guess is .30 caliber. As the sign is older I am thinking a 30.06 aka 7.62x63mm (I think) which would be the most popular .30 caliber at the time.
OK that's enough padding.