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JImam's loves1291 of 5422Aluminum necklace Tinted Postcard. 1918 Pentwater, Michigan.
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    Posted 2 years ago

    fortapache
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    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.

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    1. Caperkid, 2 years ago
      Gotta love cats. Not a very good shot what ever calibre lol.
    2. sklo42 sklo42, 2 years ago
      Depends on distance and how inexperienced the vandal was, I suppose! Still living in a rural area you'd have to make your own entertainment......
    3. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you very much Caperkid. Perhaps it was from a mile away.
    4. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you very much sklo42. I would guess the vandal took a quick shot and ran off.
    5. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you
      Caperkid
      sklo42
      mikelv85
      JImam
      buckethead
      AnythingObscure
      jscott0363
    6. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 2 years ago
      Around these parts, I'm betting most 'road sign hunters' are actually playing 'target practice', most likely from their (moving) pickup trucks. Accuracy doesn't matter so much as just hitting the target, which would be accompanied by a telltale noise so you'd know if you got it or not, even if its way after dark... <lolol>

      I agree, bullet holes give old road signs an extra "character". ;-) :-) I have at least 3 signs that have been shot at (but survived?!) in my own collection, even. I'll guess your STOP could easily be 40yrs old anyway, with that type of reflective layer and level of weathering. VERY COOL!!! <applause>
    7. valentino97 valentino97, 2 years ago
      What did your cats have to do to pay for this present?
    8. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
      Didn't come from AL or it would have a lot more bullet holes !! Right, Thomas ? I mean "extra character" . LOL
    9. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you very much AnythingObscure. It does seem to add value. The price tags tend to have "Bullet Holes!!!!" Hopefully they won't hit my snowblower if they but more bullet holes in it.
    10. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you very much valentino97. I think they sell vintage cat toys on eBay.
    11. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you very much BB2. The Mojave desert has a lot of character or as the sign in Lucerne Valley says "A Town With Character(s)."

      https://ap.rdcpix.com/488293989/43c9a35332a93da0202b91dce58dae16l-m3xd-w640_h480_q80.jpg

    12. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you
      valentino97
      brunswick
      roddyq
      vetraio50
      nutsabotas6
      blunderbuss2
      racer4four
      ho2cultcha
      buckethead
      pw-collector
    13. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
      I have 1 more bullet hole than your sign. Don't think that means I have "extra character" though.
    14. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      You may not have extra character but you may be one. I could probably fit in at Lucerne Valley.
    15. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you very much Oroyoroyisthatyourhorse. That is indeed Lucerne Valley. I bought my boy scout flashlight there at Cadillac Antiques.
    16. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you Rick55.
    17. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you SEAN68.
    18. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you jdstor.
    19. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you bhamredlines.

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